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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 Transfiguration

Recitativo – God the Father

Thou art My Son,
This Day have I begotten Thee.
Ask of Me,
and I will give Thee the Gentiles
for Thy Inheritance,
and the Utmost Parts of the Earth
for Thy Possession.
(Ps 2:78)