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Tenebrae at Ephesus


These are the RESPONSORIES of Tenebrae for all three days of the Triduum.  They are, arguably, the most beautiful chants of the entire liturgical year.

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  1. VForr says:

    That blue sky! It is brilliant.

  2. White sure looks safe. But is there a weakness? Black to move.

    1. … Nxg2
    2. Kxg2 Qf3+
    3. Kg1 Bh3

    1. … Nxg2
    2. f4

    1. … Nxg2
    2. Bxg7

    1. … Ndf3+
    2. gxf3 Qxf3

    1. … Ndf3+
    2. gxf3 Qxf3

    1. … Ndf3+
    2. Kh1 Bh3
    3. gxh3 Nd4
    4. f4 Nxc2…

    1. … Qf3
    2. gxf3 Nexf3+
    3. Kh1 Bh3
    4. Nd2 Bg2#

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