256k.org has been down most of the day, but when it was up, it refused to take my file twice, guessing that perhaps it wasn't an mp3 (or ogg) or that it was bigger than 10 MB. Should have passed both those tests.
Accordingly, I've uploaded it here.
Now the more pleasant part. This is a piece of music written in 1589 by William Byrd, as imperfectly rendered by me (with a great deal of help from garageband).
It's a slice out of a longer piece, with words thus:
Ne irascaris Domine satis,This is from Isaiah 64:9 and 10, which the New English Bible translates thus:
et ne ultra memineris,
Ecce, respice, populus tuus omnes nos.
Civitas sancti tui
facta est deserta.
Jerusalem desolata est.
Do not be angry beyond measure, O Lord,So the way I figure it, having read the challenge, is that when The Big One comes, somebody's gonna be pissed off at somebody else's use of the city of Jerusalem, something unfortunate and regrettable is going to happen, and Jerusalem will be a wasteland, and all God's people (and everybody else) are going to be either dead or someplace else. These words were written during the Babylonian captivity, when the inhabitants were carried away to what's now Iraq; this was widely seen by the people themselves as just retribution for their sins.
and do not remember [our] iniquity forever;
look on us all, look on thy people.
Thy holy city is a wilderness,
Zion a wilderness, Jerusalem desolate.
The bit that I picked is the part in bold print.
Anyway, I hope this counts, despite being unable to upload it to the official place. You might want to listen with headphones; I tried to do some interesting effects with stereo stuff.
As always, it could have used another month of re-re-re-takes, but hey.
Also, comma, those interested in classical music scores and midi files, do check out this site: Icking Music Archive. Lotsa good stuff there (including the above piece).
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