Sunday, May 08, 2022

Sunday music spot: Joseph Haydn's "Insanae et vanae curae"

A lockdown performance by the choir of Oriel College of Haydn's motet "Insanae et vanae Curae" 

The lyrics can loosely be translated thus: 

‘A crazed and raging passion invades our minds: 
Again and again madness fills the heart, robbed of hope. 
How does it profit you, O mortal man, 
To seek for worldly success, if you take no thought of Heaven? 
Yet if God is for you, all things are are on your side.'

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