Our fifth QuaranTune has been selected by former member Dan. He has chosen Os Justi by Anton Bruckner, a favourite of many members of the choir.
For Dan, it brings back special memories of both his wedding and of singing in York Minster.
Os Justi is a sacred motet that was composed in 1879. The words and translation are as follows:
Os justi meditabitur sapientiam: et lingua ejus loquetur judicium.
Lex Dei ejus in corde ipsius: et non supplantabuntur gressus ejus. Alleluia.
Inveni David servum meum, oleo sancto meo unxi eum. Alleluia.
The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just.
The law of his God is in his heart: and his feet do not falter. Alleluia.
I have found David, my servant; I have anointed him with my holy oil. Alleluia.