May 26

Planxit autem David [Then David mourned] (2 Samuel 1:17-27) – Josquin des Prez

 

“Death of King Saul”, 1848 by Elie Marcuse (Germany and France, 1817-1902)

2 Samuel 1:17-27

17 And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:

18 (Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)

19 The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!

20 Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.

21 Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, neither let there be rain, upon you, nor fields of offerings: for there the shield of the mighty is vilely cast away, the shield of Saul, as though he had not been anointed with oil.

22 From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan turned not back, and the sword of Saul returned not empty.

23 Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

24 Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet, with other delights, who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel.

25 How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places.

26 I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.

27 How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!

Planxit autem David (1504) by Josquin des Prez (c. 1440 – 1521)


Performed by Alamire

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Oct 14

De profundis clamavi [Out of the depths have I cried] (Psalm 130:1-8) – Josquin des Prez

 

English: Portrait of Josquin des Prés. Español...

Portrait of Josquin des Prés. (Image via Wikipedia)

Psalm 130:1-8 [Latin]

Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.

Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

De profundis (1515) by Josquin des Prez (c. 1440-1521)


Performed by the Hilliard Ensemble

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Three Psalms — Dominus Regnavit; De Profundis; Domine, Ne in Furore. (SATB, a cappella (German, Latin Language Edition)). Kalmus Edition. Masterwork; Renaissance; Sacred. Book. 24 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing

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