Music for Good Friday: Barber's Agnus Dei

The Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) composed by Samuel Barber (part of his Adagio for Strings).


Bill Bynum said…
Absolutely beautiful music. Samuel Barber's String Quartet has always been a favorite, just because of that gorgeous second movement. I always enjoy hearing the re-scoring of that movement to the Adagio for Strings for string orchestra. I never realized until today that Barber had used this same music for a setting of Agnus Dei in Latin. A glorious way to appreciate the seriousness of the day. Thanks for the post.
Yes, isn't it a wonderful piece sung? Years ago, I had a friend who said, having only heard the orchestral version, that this song "reminded her of Jesus." And so it does. Thanks, Bill!