Sarah Brightman - Misere Mei

The song serves as an intro to the next song: "Beautiful".
It is instrumental, in the sense that Sarah does not sing.
The latin words sung by the Bach Choir on the background in are:

Amplius lava me ab iniquitate mea
Et a peccato meo munda me.

Music & lyrics: Gregorio Alegri, adapted by Frank Peterson

From: Harem (2003).

Source of the lyrics: Víctor Piña, also with thanks to Mark Bliss.

The words are from Miserere mei, Deus ("Have mercy upon me, O Lord"; Psalm 50 or 51, depending on the counting in use) [see e.g. this page or this page; many more like this exist] and they mean:

Wash me from my iniquity
And cleanse me of my sin.

Miserere was written by Gregorio Allegri (1574-1653) in about 1638. For some background information, see this page.

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created: 10 May 2003
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