Nr 1. Quare fremuerunt gentes /Coro ed Orchestra/

Quare fremuerunt gentes,
et populi meditati sunt inania? /Ps.2/

Why do the nations rage,
and the peoples meditate a vain thing?

Nr 2. Vocalise I /S solo e Gruppo da camera/
Nr 3. Homo homini /MzS solo, Coro ed Orchestra/

(…) quoniam diminutae sunt veritates a filiis hominum.
Vana locuti sunt unusquisque ad proximum suum:
labia dolosa, in corde et corde locuti sunt. /Ps.12(11)/
Homo homini lupus. /Proverbia/
Omnes declinaverunt, simul inutiles facti sunt:
non est qui factiat bonum, non est usque ad unum. /Ps.14(13)/
Errare humanum est, perseverare autem diabolicum. /Proverbia/
Noli aemulari in malignantibus:
neque zelaveris facientes iniquitatem. /Ps.37(36)/

(…) For the faithful fail from among the children of men.
They speak falsehood every one with his neighbor:
With flattering lip, and with a double heart, do they speak.
Man is to man a wolf.
They are all gone aside; they are together become filthy;
There is no one who does good, not even one.
To fall into sin is human, to remain in sin is devilish.
Do not fret because of evildoers,
Be not envious toward wrongdoers.

Nr 4. Silent leges /MzS e Br soli, Coro ed Orchestra/

Where drums speak, laws are silent.
/Silent leges inter arma. /Proverbia/
(…) custodi me [Domine], ut pupillam oculi.
Sub umbra alarum tuarum protege me:
a facie impiorum qui me afflixerunt.
Inimici mei animam meam circumdederunt,
adipem suum concluserunt:
os eorum locutum est superbiam. /Ps.17(16)/
Many words hurt more than swords. /Proverbia/
Neque irrideant me inimici mei: /Ps.25(24)/
When drums beat, law is silent. /Proverbia/
Non sedi cum concilio vanitatis:
et cum iniqua gerentibus non introibo.
Odivi ecclesiam malignantium:
et cum ipmiis non sedebo. /Ps.26(25)/
The voice of one crying in the wilderness.
/Vox clamantis in deserto. /Proverbia/
(…) conturbatus est in ira oculus meus, anima mea, et venter meus:
Quoniam defecit in dolore vita mea:
et anni mei in gemitibus. /Ps.31(30)/
It is a drop in the ocean. /Proverbia/

Where drums speak, laws are silent.
(…) Keep me [Lord] as the apple of the eye;
Hide me in the shadow of Your wings
From the wicked who despoil me,
My deadly enemies who surround me.
They have closed their unfeeling heart,
With their mouth they speak proudly.
Many words hurt more than swords.
Do not let my enemies exult over me!
When drums beat, law is silent.
I do not sit with deceitful men,
Nor will I go with pretenders.
I hate the assembly of evildoers,
And will not sit with the wicked.
The voice of one crying in the wilderness.
My eye is wasted away from grief, my soul and my body also.
For my life is spent with sorrow,
And my years with sighing:
It is a drop in the ocean.

Nr 5. Vocalise II /S solo e Gruppo da camera/
Nr 6. Mors servat legem /MzS e Br soli ed Orchestra/

Mors servat legem, tollit cum paupere regem. /Proverbia/
Non supergaudeant mihi qui adversantur mihi inique:
qui oderunt me gratis et annuunt oculis.
Quoniam mihi quidem pacifice loquebantur:
et in iracundia terrae loquentes, dolos cogitabant. /Ps.35(34)/
We live and learn. /Proverbia/
Ed adhuc pusillum, et non erit peccator:
et quaeres locum ejus, et non invenies.
Mansueti autem hereditabunt terram:
et delectabuntur in multitudine pacis. /Ps.37(36)/
Patience overcomes all things. /Patientia vincit omnia. /Proverbia/

Death spares neither small nor great.
Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me;
Nor let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously.
For they do not speak peace, But they devise deceitful words
against those who are quiet in the land.
We live and learn.
Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more;
And you will look carefully for his place and he will not be there.
But the humble will inherit the land
And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.
Patience overcomes all things.

Nr 7. Os justi /Coro a cappella/

Os justi meditabitur sapientiam,
et lingua ejus loquetur judicium.
Lex Dei ejus in corde ipsius:
et non supplantabuntur gressus ejus. /Ps.37(36)/

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom,
And his tongue speaks justice.
The law of his God is in his Heart;
His steps do not slip.

Nr 8. Vocalise III /S solo e Gruppo da camera/
Nr 9. Voluntas bona /MzS e Br soli, Coro ed Orchestra/

A fault confessed is half redressed.
/Ubi est confessio, ibi est remissio. /Proverbia/
Melius est modicum justo,
super divitias peccatorum multas.
Declina a malo, et fac bonum:
et inhabita in saeculum saeculi. /Ps.37(36)/
Voluntas bona pro facto est. /Proverbia/

A fault confessed is half redressed.
Better is the little of the rigtheous
Than the abundance of many wicked.
Depart from evil and do good,
So you will abide forever.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Nr 10. In nocte consilium /S solo e Gruppo da camera/

In nocte consilium. /Proverbia/

The night will give you counsel.

[Texts selection – Miłosz Bembinow]