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Cenotaph Requiem

Cenotaph Requiem

Music Text

 

 

 

Introit

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Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine:
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Te decet hymnus, Deus, in Sion,
et tibi reddetur votum in Jerusalem:
exaudi orationem meam,
ad te omnis caro veniet.
Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine:
et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
A hymn, O God, becometh Thee in Sion;
and a vow shall be paid to Thee in Jerusalem:
hear my prayer;
all flesh shall come to Thee.
Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.

  

 

Kyrie

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Kyrie, eleison.
Christe, eleison.
Kyrie, eleison.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

 

 

 

Marne

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Battle of Marne: 6 - 12 September 1914
River Marne, east of Paris, France.
100,000 fatalities.

   

 

Sanctus

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Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus
Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Pleni sunt cæli et terra gloria tua.
Hosanna in excelsis.
Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.
Hosanna in excelsis.

Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God of Hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is He Who cometh in the Name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest

 

 

 

Gallipoli

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Battle of Gallipoli: 17 February 1915 to 9 January 1916.
Gallipoli Peninsula (Gelibolu in modern Turkey).

Approximately 115,000 fatalities,
including 56,000‚Äď68,000 Ottoman soldiers,
53,000 British and French soldiers,
8,709 Australian and 2,779 New Zealand soldiers.

Amongst the many wounded there were
19,441 Australian and 5,212 New Zealand soldiers.

 

 

Jutland

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Battle of Jutland: 31 May ‚Äď 1 June 1916
North Sea coast of Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula

Total fatalities: 9,823 personnel.
The British losses numbered 6,784 and the German 3,039.

Counted among the British losses were
2 members of the Royal Australian Navy and
1 member of the Royal Canadian Navy.


6 Australian nationals serving in the Royal Navy were also killed.

  

 

Agnus Dei

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Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: dona eis requiem.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: dona eis requiem.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: dona eis
requiem sempiternam.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, grant them rest.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, grant them rest.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, grant them eternal rest.

 

 

Somme

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Battle of the Somme: 1 July 1916 ‚Äď 18 November 1916 Somme River,
north-central Somme and south-eastern Pas-de-Calais DeŐĀpartements, France.

British troops sustained 420,000 casualties,
including 125,000 deaths, during the Battle of the Somme.

The casualties also included 200,000 French troops
and 500,000 German soldiers

 

 

Pie Jesu

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Pie Jesu Domine, dona eis requiem.
Dona eis requiem sempiternam.

Merciful Lord Jesus, grant them rest;
grant them eternal rest.

 

 

 

Passchendaele

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Passchendaele: 31 July ‚Äď 10 November 1917

Passchendaele, Ypres Salient, Belgium

Approximately 260,000 casualties, on both sides.

 

 

In Paradisum

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In paradisum deducant te Angeli:
in tuo adventu suscipiant te Martyres,
et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Jerusalem.
Chorus Angelorum te suscipiat,
et cum Lazaro quondam paupere æternam habeas requiem.

May the Angels lead thee into paradise:
may the Martyrs receive thee at thy coming,
and lead thee into the holy city of Jerusalem.
May the choir of Angels receive thee,
and mayest thou have eternal rest with Lazarus, who once was poor.

 

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