Jul 03

Nigra sum [I am black] (Song of Solomon 1:4-5; 2:10b-12a) – Pablo Casals

The Black Madonna of Tindari, sporting the inc...

The Black Madonna of Tindari, sporting the incsription NIGRA SUM SED FORMOSA. Tindari Madonna Bruna: restoration work in the 1990s found a medieval statue with later additions. Nigra sum sed formosa , meaning “I am black but beautiful” (from the Song of Songs, 1:5), is inscribed round a newer base. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Song of Solomon 1:4-5; 2:10b-12a

Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.

I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.

11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;


Nigra sum (1943), composed by Pablo Casals (1876-1973)


Performed by The Georgia Boy Choir

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Feb 28

O vos omnes [O all ye] (Lamentations 1:12) – Pablo Casals

Lamentations1

Lamentations1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lamentations 1:12 [Latin]

12 Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.

O vos omnes, composed in 1932 by Pablo Casals (1876-1973)


Performed by Gondwana Chorale

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European Sacred Music. Edited by John Rutter. Mixed Voices. Oxford Choral Classics Collections. Sacred, Choral Collection. Choral collection. 384 pages. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193436954).