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Igor Stravinsky

Oedipus Rex (1926-27, rev.1948)

Plays: 4988

Opera-oratorio after Sophocles
Caedit non pestis (opening)
Duration: 02 mins 09 secs
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande/Neeme Järvi
(p) and © 1993 Chandos Records Ltd
Chandos CHAN 9235

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Text heard on Sample:
Caedit non pestis,
Theba peste moritur.
E peste serva nos, serva,
E peste qua Theba moritur.
Oedipus, adest pestis,
Oedipus, e peste serva nos,
E peste libera urbem.

The plague is upon us,
Thebes is dying of the plague.
Save us, save us from the plague
Of which Thebes is dying.
Oedipus, the plague is upon us,
Oedipus, save us from the plague,
Deliver the city from the plague.

© Libretto by Jean Cocteau, translated into Latin by Jean Daniélou

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