Advertise on ChoralNet 
ChoralNet logo
The mission of the ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.

Verdi Pater Noster translation

Colleagues,
 
Can anyone share a word-for-word translation of the Dante Pater Noster text set by Verdi? Yes, I'm aware that it is the "Our Father" prayer, but Dante's Italian enriches the original language. Thanks in advance for any assistance you can offer.
Replies (2): Threaded | Chronological
on October 6, 2010 2:47am
The OUP edition has this translation.
 
O our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name always, and praise and thanks be for everything that thou doest. Thy kingdom come, as prayer entreats: Thy will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Father, give us this day our daily bread, and may it please thee to forgive us our sins: and let us not do anything that displeases thee. And in order that we may forgive, thou makest thyself an example to us through thy great goodness; so that we can all escape from the cruel enemy. Heavenly Father, fount of all salvation, keep us always from temptation, from the satanic enemy and his onslaughts. As we pray to thee that we may deserve thy grace and that we may devoutly enter into thy kingdom, we beg thee, King of Glory and our Lord, to preserve us from sorrow: and we have our minds fixed on thee, with head lowered. Amen.
 
It is a lovely piece!
 
Chris
  • You must log in or register to be able to reply to this message.