War and Peace

Philharmonia Northwest presents “War and Peace” with the Kirkland Choral Society on March 28th, 7:30pm in Meany Hall


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Text and Translation of the Mass – Click images to enlarge!
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Texts of Dona Nobis Pacem

AgnusDei (1)

Movement 1

Agnus Dei qui tollis

peccata mundi Dona nobis pacem.

Lamb of God, you who take away the

sins of the world, grant us peace.



Movement 5

The Angel of Death has been abroad throughout the land;

you may almost hear the beating of his wings.

There is no one as of old…

to sprinkle with blood the lintel

and the two side- posts of our doors,

that he may spare and pass on.

John Bright


‘Nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. And none shall make them afraid, neither shall the sword go through their land. Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Truth shall spring out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven. Open to me the gates of righteousness, I will go into them.
Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled;
and let them hear, and say, it is the truth.
And it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues.
And they shall come and see my glory. And I will set a sign among them, and they shall
declare my glory among the nations.
For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me,
so shall your seed and your name remain for ever.’
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, good-will toward men.

(Adapted from Micah 4:3; Leviticus 26:6; Psalms 85:10 and 118:19; Isaiah 43:9 and 66:18-22, and Luke 2:14)

Dona nobis pacem.