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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 Sorrowful Mysteries:
The Crucifixion of Jesus

Aria – Mary

Strengthen me,
O Lord God,
at This Hour.
(Jdt 13:9)

I beseech Thee,
O Lord God,
me a Widow.
What Thou hast designed
hath been done.
(Jdt 9:3–4)
Strengthen the Resolution
In my Heart,
(Jdt 9:18)

Strengthen me,
O Lord God,
at This Hour.
(Jdt 13:9)

For Thou shewest Thy Power,
when Men will not believe Thee
to be Absolute in Power;
Thou convincest
the Boldness of them
that know Thee not.
(Wis 12:17)

Strengthen me,
O Lord God,
at This Hour.
(Jdt 13:9)