Jan Kasprowicz – Dies irae by MYSTHERIUM, released 24 December (Ogg Vorbis sound file, length 23 min 9 s, 72 kbps) of Fundacja Nowoczesna Polska Jan Kasprowicz, Hymn “Dies Irae”. Kasprowicz’s early poetry clung to Posi- tivistic attitudes and techniques, although, owing to his The hymn entitled “Dies Irae” is a poem of apocalyptic terror.

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The trumpetscattering a wondrous sound through the sepulchres of the regions, will summon all kasprpwicz the throne. Death and nature will marvel, when the creature will rise again, to respond to the Judge.

It also formed part of the traditional liturgy of All Souls’ Day.

From the Jewish liturgythe prayer Unetanneh Tokef appears to be related: Retrieved 15 October A major inspiration of the hymn seems to have come from the Vulgate translation of Zephaniah 1: As such, it is still heard in churches where the Tridentine Latin liturgy is celebrated. When the wicked are confounded, Doomed to flames of woe unbounded, Call me with Thy saints diee.

New Advent,p. The original setting was a sombre plainchant or Gregorian chant. Lord, all-pitying, Jesus blest, Grant them Thine eternal rest. In four-line neumatic notation, it begins: Jan Kasprowicza Polish poet, wrote a hymn iae “Dies irae” which describes the Judgment day. The written book will be brought forth, in which all is contained, from which the world shall be judged. The day of wrath, that day will dissolve the world in ashes, David being witness along with the Sibyl. Then spare him, O God.


Low I kneel, with heart’s submission, See, like ashes, my contrition, Kasprowocz me in my last condition. This was because modern scholarship denies jasprowicz common medieval identification of the woman taken in adultery with Mary Magdalene, so Mary could no longer be named in this verse.

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The melody is one of the most quoted in musical literature, appearing in the works of many composers. Because the last two stanzas differ markedly in structure from the preceding stanzas, some scholars consider them to be an addition made in order to suit the great poem for liturgical use.

Dies irae – Wikipedia

The Episcopal Church, Seeking me, Thou sattest tired: The text of the sequence is found, with slight verbal variations, in a 13th-century manuscript in the Biblioteca Nazionale at Naples. Oh, what fear man’s bosom rendeth, When from heaven the Judge descendeth, On whose sentence all dependeth. The first English version below, translated by William Josiah Irons inalbeit from a slightly different Latin text, replicates the rhyme and metre of the original.


The first six lines two stanzas follow the original hymn’s metre and rhyme structure, and the first stanza translates to “The trumpet will cast a wondrous sound”. Problems playing this file? The first polyphonic settings to include the Dies irae are by Engarandus Juvenis djes.

For other uses, see Dies irae disambiguation.


Just Judge of vengeance, make a gift of remission before the day of reckoning. Who for me be interceding, When the just are mercy needing?

Through the sinful woman shriven, Through the dying thief forgiven, Thou to me a hope hast given. Music for the Requiem Mass.

Righteous Judge, for sin’s pollution Grant Thy gift does absolution, Ere the day of retribution. Retrieved 17 July Latin-language Christian hymns 13th-century Christian texts 13th-century Latin literature 13th-century poems Book of Zephaniah Catholic liturgy Judgment in Christianity Latin religious phrases Requiems Works of uncertain authorship.

Wondrous sound the trumpet flingeth; Through earth’s sepulchres it ringeth; All before the throne it bringeth. Thou redeemedst [me], having suffered the Cross: