In coelum et coram te

Jacob Clemens non Papa (c1510/15 - 1555 o 1556): Pater peccavi, mottetto a 8 voci. The Tallis Scholars, dir. Peter Phillips.

Pater, peccavi in coelum et coram te.
Iam non sum dignus vocari filius tuus,
fac me sicut unum ex mercenariis tuis.
Quanti mercenarii in domo Patris mei abundant panibus,
ego autem hic fame pereo,
Surgam, et ibo ad Patrem meum et dicam ei:
fac me sicut unum ex mercenariis tuis.

Era una notte buia e tempestosa

Kerry Turner (1960): ‘Twas a Dark and Stormy Night per due corni e archi op. 12 (1987). Kristina Mascher e Kerry Turner, corni; Sinfonietta Cracovia, dir. Dariusz Wisniewski.
Prende spunto dal famoso incipit del romanzo Paul Clifford di Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1830):

It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.