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.


  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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