Absolve, Domine is the Tract of the Mass of the Dead. In the Tridentine rite it follows the Gradual, with which it is sometimes combined in a single movement. It is usually omitted by Viennese composers or set separately, as Fux did.
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- Orlando di Lasso — Missa pro defunctis quinque vocum
Text and translations
Absolve, Domine, animas omnium fidelium defunctorum ab omni vinculo delictorum.
Délivre, Seigneur, les âmes de tous les fidèles défunts
Deliver, O Lord, the souls of all the departed faithful from all bondage of their sins.
Perdona, Signore, le anime di tutti i fedeli defunti