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mis·e·re·re

 (mĭz′ə-râr′ē, -rîr′ē)
n.
1. Miserere
a. The 51st Psalm.
b. A musical setting of this psalm.
2.
a. A prayer for mercy.
b. An expression of lamentation or complaint.

[Latin miserēre, have mercy, the first word of the psalm, imperative sing. of miserērī, to feel pity, from miser, wretched.]

miserere

(ˌmɪzəˈrɛərɪ; -ˈrɪərɪ)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) another word for misericord1

Miserere

(ˌmɪzəˈrɛərɪ; -ˈrɪərɪ)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the 51st psalm, the Latin version of which begins "Miserere mei, Deus" ("Have mercy on me, O God")

Mis•e•re•re

(ˌmɪz əˈrɛər i, -ˈrɪər i)

n.
1. the 51st Psalm, or the 50th in the Douay Bible.
2. (l.c.) a prayer or expression of appeal for mercy.
[< Latin miserēre literally, have pity (imperative), first word of the psalm]
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Patricia Demers studies both highly individual and gendered responses to Psalm 51 in misereres by Anne Vaughan Lock, Mary Sidney Herbert, and Elizabeth I in her translation of Marguerite de Navarre's Miroir.
The section on Misereres might have mentioned that settings were occasionally linked together to form what are in effect sets of variations on the brief plainchant (by Tomkins, for instance).