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De profundis clamavi : for soprano soloist and women’s and/or children’s choir

by Katia Tiutiunnik (2009)

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Performance by Musica Viva Ensemble from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 64.

Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 64.


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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 64.

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De profundis clamavi


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Work Overview

The text of De Profundis Clamavi comprises the Latin translation of the first four verses of Psalm 130, cited below:

De profundis clamavi ad te Domine, Domine exaudi vocem meam. Fiant aures tuae intendentes in vocem deprecationis meae. Si iniquitates observaveris Domine, Domine quis sustinebit? Quia apud te propitiatio est et propter legem tuam sustinui te Domine.

These verses can be translated, as follows:

Out of the depths I have cried to thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice. Let thy ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication. If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities: Lord, who shall stand it? For with thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of thy law, I have waited for thee, O Lord.

The musical setting for this text (one of many in the history of western art music) was inspired by my interpretations various sacred music traditions emanating from the Roman Catholic Church, Judaism and Islam.

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: Soprano soloist, women's and/or children's choir.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Latin

Dedication note: Dedicated to unborn children and their mothers, of every place and time.

First performance: by Musica Viva Ensemble — 21 Oct 10. Roman Hall of the Belgrade City Library, Belgrade, Serbia

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Spiritual and Sacred Music; Jewish music


De profundis clamavi
De profundis clamavi


Performances of this work

21 Oct 10: Roman Hall of the Belgrade City Library, Belgrade, Serbia. Featuring Musica Viva Ensemble.

8 Oct 10: Kikinda Museum, Kikinda, Serbia. Featuring Musica Viva Vocal Group (Serbia).

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