Benedictus (Simon & Garfunkel song)

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Song by Simon and Garfunkel from the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
Released October 19, 1964
Recorded March 1964
Genre Folk
Length 2:41
Label Columbia Records
Writer Traditional
Producer Tom Wilson
Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. track listing
"The Sounds of Silence"

"Benedictus" is a song from Simon and Garfunkel's debut album, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. It was arranged and adapted from two-part a capella motet[1] by Orlande de Lassus.[2] The sheet music for the original motet is available here. The text, in Latin, is benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini (KJV: Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord). The song is set for two voices with cello and sparse guitar accompaniment.

"Benedictus" was featured in the Wii game Endless Ocean, unlocked when the player entered the Great Abyss area.


  1. ^ "Werner Icking Music Archive: Orlando di Lasso". Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  2. ^ Walton, Charles (1974). Basic Forms in Music. Alfred Publishing. pp. 142–143. ISBN 0-88284-025-8. 

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