Date: May 11, 2002
Crie de choeur to Latin Scholars amongst us
I get the rough idea but please would someone kindly give me an appropriate
Spiritus quidem promptus est caro autem infirma fiat voluntaa tua.
The words come from the Palestrina motet "In monte Olivetti" and follow on
from 'oravit ad paterm: Pater, si fieri potest transeat a me calix iste'
which is all fairly obvious once you know that a 'calix' is a cup.
I can't remember the identity of the Choraltalker who has given such
splendid translations in the past, but I do hope you are still out there in
Choral Talk Land. I'd be most appreciative.
'Elation' Choir Director, Melbourne, Australia