“Dona Nobis Pacem” is Latin for “Grant us peace” or “Give us peace”. The Latin phrase comes from the Roman Catholic Mass.
The phrase is also sung as a round over and over again to form a song. In the recording below you can hear how pretty it is…
Note: Pacem sounds like Pach-em.
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December 9th, 2009 at 2:59 am
Pacem is pachem if you’re using ecclesiastical Latin. If you were taught Classical Latin, you’ll find it hard to break the pattern of saying pakem.
December 24th, 2009 at 7:52 am
A third form will be pacem singing c like c. This is modern latin, but not italian language.
I was singing it just yesterday. Next time, I will record it.
May 4th, 2010 at 8:37 am
[…] My hearted started to pound. After that song, they started singing the beautiful song in latin Dona Nobis Pacem, Give us Peace, in incredible harmony. Nancy Hudspeth, who was travelling with us, knew the song […]