Dies Irae

Voicing: SSAB

Composer: Michael John Trotta

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$3.20

Now available for SSAB choirs! Pulsating rhythmic ostinatos, cluster harmonies, and soaring soprano lines make this exciting a cappella work a favorite with singers and audiences alike. Based on the 13th-century Dies Irae chant, the haunting minor texture contrasts driving rhythms and beautiful legato singing while still remaining accessible. A perfect way to showcase your choir as a concert opener, closer, or for festival use.

Also available for SATB and SSAA

Dies iræ, dies illa
Solvet sæclum in favilla,
Teste David cum Sibylla.

Mors stupebit et natura,
Cum resurget creatura,
Judicanti responsura.

Recordare, Jesu pie,
Quod sum causa tuæ viæ:
Ne me perdas illa die.

Dies iræ, dies illa
Solvet sæclum in favilla,
Teste David cum Sibylla.

Day of wrath and doom impending.
David’s word with Sibyl’s blending,
Heaven and earth in ashes ending.

Death is struck, and nature quaking,
All creation is awaking,
To its Judge an answer making.

Think, kind Jesu! – my salvation
Caused Thy wondrous Incarnation;
Leave me not to reprobation.

Day of wrath and doom impending.
David’s word with Sibyl’s blending,
Heaven and earth in ashes ending.