We beheld once again the stars

Enchanting. Beautiful. Moving.

This is how I describe this song composed by Z Randall Stroope. Beautifully sung by the world-acclaimed Philippine Madrigal Singers, the song “We beheld once again the stars” (Riveder de stelle) is one powerful song that can definitely move mountains. This is one of my personal favorite from the MADZ.

Another thing that I like about the song is the lyrics itself that is taken from Dante Algierri’s “The Divine Comedy”. I can’t help but to feel the song’s movement and the thirst of freedom.

Here are the lyrics and the translation to the song, enjoy!

We beheld once again the stars (Riveder de stelle)

Ma la notte risurge
Oramai e da partir
Che tutto veduto
Vexilla Regis prodeunt inferni!

Ma la notte risurge
Salimmo su, tanto ch’i’ vidi
De le cose belle che porta
Ciel, per un pertugio tondo.
Quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle

But soon it will be night and we must rise to the stars.
Now is the time to depart this place
for we have seen and experienced it all.
Keep moving! Return to paradise.
The wings of hell’s monarch are heard nearby.
We must leave quickly,

but soon it will be night.
I climbed toward paradise with no thought of looking back.
I passed through a small opening
and finally saw heaven and the supreme light
and beheld once again the stars.

The video is taken during their stint at the European Grand Prix last 2007, where they were emerged as a winner on the said event.

Enjoy! 🙂

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