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What is a Libretto?

The word "libretto" is derived from Italian and means "a small book". In reference to music, the libretto is the text used in an extended musical work such as an opera, operetta, masque, oratorio, cantata, or musical. The term "libretto" is also sometimes used to refer to the text of major liturgical works, such as a requiem and sacred cantata, or even the story line of a ballet. 

The Rosary for World Peace master libretto comprises four acts, each of which pertains to a separate orchestral and choral performance. 


The Luminous Mysteries:
The Institution of the Eucharist

Aria - Jesus

Let Peace come. (Isa 57:2)
I Am thy Salvation,
(Ps 34:3)
the Sacrifice of Peace.
(Lev 3:6)
I Am with thee to save thee:
(Jer 15:20)
I will pay My Vows:
(Ps 21:26)
a Voluntary Holocaust,
a Voluntary Peace Offering
to the Lord.
(Ex. 46:12)