When the Morning Stars Sang Together

The God of the Operatic Canon

By Michael Dodaro


"Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me. Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements--surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?" --Job 38

Dies Irae, dies Illa Solvet saeclum in favilla Teste David cum Sibylla
Quantus tremor est futurus Quando judex est venturus Cuncta stricte discussurus
Tuba mirum spargens sonum Per sepulcra regionum
Mors stupebit, et natura Cum resurget creatura Judicanti responsura
Liber scriptus proferetur Unde mundus judicetur Quidquid latet apparebit Nil inultum remanebit
Dies Irae, Dies Illa Solvet saeclum in favilla Teste David cum Sibylla
Quantus tremor est futurus Quando judex est venturus Cuncta stricte discussurus
Dies Irae, Dies Illa
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