Dona Nobis Pacem

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“Dona Nobis Pacem” played as a three-part round on mountain dulcimer by Dave Haas, Jean Haas, and Will Manahan. The song was played during the Family Reunion at Holden Beach, N.C. in July 2010. Will is eight years old. Dave and Jean are older than Will.

Dona Nobis Pacem” (Ecclesiastical Latin: [?dona ?n?bis ?pat??m]) is a song with Latin text, often sung as a canon. The words, which mean “Grant us peace”, come from the Latin Mass. The origin of the melody is unknown (most hymnals list it as “traditional”). It is sometimes attributed to Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, though numerous sources attribute it to Mozart.

“Dona Nobis Pacem” is a song with Latin text, often sung as a canon. The words, which mean “Grant us peace”, come from the Latin Mass. The origin of the melody is unknown (most hymnals list it as “traditional”). It is sometimes attributed to Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, though numerous sources attribute it to Mozart.

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