Opus Angeli is a sacred musical opus in ten movements composed by Dr. Michael Ferguson. Samples of musical themes from most movements are available below. A full demonstration recording of Opus Angeli is forthcoming.

ORDER OF MOVEMENTS

Movement 1: Invocabimus (Language: Latin)

Movement 2: Canamus Cum Angelis (Language: Latin)

Movement 3: Ave Maria (Language: Latin)

Movement 4: Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus (Languages: Latin, English)

Movement 5: σκοταδιού αυτού του κόσμου (Language: Greek)

Movement 6: Honorificum Est (Language: Latin)

Movement 7: San Miguel (Language: Spanish)

Movement 8: Fortitudine (Language: Latin)

Movement 9: Quis Est Iste Rex? (Language: Latin)

Movement 10: Invocabimus Et Amen (Language: Latin)

 

CONTENT OF MOVEMENTS

Movement 1: Invocabimus (Language: Latin)

Expellamus omnia profana. Amen.
Invocabimus cherubim et seraphim.

Let us expel all that is profane. Amen.
We shall invoke the cherubim and the seraphim.

Movement 2: Canamus Cum Angelis (Language: Latin)

Canamus cum angelis,
Asomatis supernis.

Let us sing with the angels,
The supreme disembodied souls.

Movement 3: Ave Maria (Language: Latin)

Et ingressus Gabriel ad eam dixit:
“Ave Maria, gratia plena,
Dominus tecum.

Benedicta tu in mulieribus.”
Regina angeli.

And then Gabriel saluted her, saying:
“Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with you.
You are blessed among women.”
Queen of Angels.

Movement 4: Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus (Languages: Latin, English)

Benedicta gloria Domini de loco suo.
Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus Dominus, Deus;
Plena est omnis terra gloria eius.

Blessed is the glory of the Lord from His place.
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God.
The whole earth is filled with His glory.

Movement 5: σκοταδιού αυτού του κόσμου (Language: Greek)

Παλεύουμε εναντίον των αρχόντων, ενάντια στις εξουσίες,
εναντίον των ηγεμόνων του σκοταδιού αυτού του κόσμου.
καὶ ὁ σκοταδίος ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις που τὸν σκοταδίον οὐ νομίζεις

We wrestle against principalities, against powers,
Against the rulers of the darkness of this world.
There is darkness, even in the high place
In which you don’t think there is darkness.

Movement 6: Honorificum Est (Language: Latin)

Etenim sacramentum regis abscondere bonum est:
Opera autem Dei revelare et confiteri honorificum est.
Qui autem faciunt peccatum hostes sunt animæ suæ.

For it is good to hide the secret of a king:
But honorable to reveal and confess the works of God.
They that commit sin are enemies to their own soul.

Movement 7: San Miguel (Language: Spanish)

San Miguel arcangel, defiendenos en la lucha.
Con el poder que dios ha conferido,
Arroja al infierno a satanas.
O principe de la militia celestial.

Saint Michael archangel, defend us in the battle.
With the power that God has conferred,
Thrust Satan into hell.
O prince of the heavenly militia.

Movement 8: Fortitudine (Language: Latin)

Et stabit et pascet in fortitudine Domini in sublimitate,
Nominis Domini Dei sui.
Et convertentur quia nunc magnificabitur
Usque ad terminos terrae.

He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord,
In the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.
And they will live securely, for then his greatness
Will reach to the ends of the earth.

Movement 9: Quis Est Iste Rex? (Language: Latin)

Quis est iste Rex Gloriae?
Dominus virtutum ipse est rex gloriae.

Who is he, this King of Glory?
The Lord Almighty—he is the King of Glory.

Movement 10: Invocabimus Et Amen (Language: Latin)

Expellamus omnia profana. Amen.
Invocabimus Regina Angeli.
Invocabimus Rex Angeli.

Let us expel all that is profane. Amen.
We shall invoke the Queen of Angels.
We shall invoke the King of Angels.