This is the second video I have made from the Ambrosian tradition. It is an Ambrosian Rite (i.e. Milanese) hymn from, I believe, the Easter Mass. It also seemingly Gregorianized. This version seems to use minor lyrical changes, by a different translation, or else it just sounds different because of a accent. The version also ignores the “Gloria Tibi” conclusion. “Michael Vanquishing Satan” by Raphael Sanzio. The full Latin text:
Hic est dies verus Dei, Sancto sereno lumine,
quo diluit sanguis sacer, probrosa mundi crimina.
Fidem re fundens perdi tis, coecosque visu il luminans,
quem non gravi solvit metu, latronis absolutio.
Qui praemium mutans cruce, Jesum brevi quaesi it fide,
Justosque praevio gradu, praevenit in regnum Dei.
Opus stupent et Angeli, poenam videntes corporis,
Christoque adhaerentem reum, vitam beatam carpere.
Mysterium mirabile! Ut abluat mundi luem,
peccata tollat omnium, carnis vitia mundans caro.
Qui hoc potest sublimius, ut culpa quaerat gratiam?
Metumque solvat charitas, reddatque mors vitam novam.
Hamum si bi mors devoret, suisque se nodis liget,
moriatur vita omnium, resurgat vita hominum.
Cum mors per omnes transeat, omnes resurgant mortui,
consumptamors ictu suo, perisse se solam gemat.
Gloria tibi Domine, qui surrexisti a mortuis,
cum Patre et almo Spiritu, in sempiterna saecula.
The background image to this video is Raphael Sanzio’s “St. Michael”. It is the earlier version of a painting of the same theme. This hymn is from Psalm 7. The lyrics and translation follow:
Deus judex justus, fortis, et patiens; numquid irascitur per singulos dies?
God is a just judge, strong and patient: is he angry every day?
This video contains a number of Raphael’s art, mostly from the Roman period of his work. He is probably my favourite artists, or one of the top three for sure. This video does not give any details of his life, but showcases his wonderful paintings.
The music in the background is three different Gregorian Chant hymns playing sequentially. They are Circuibo, Dominus Firmamentum Meum, and Domine Convertere, respectively.