I heard a voice coming from heaven: Come, all ye most wise virgins, store up oil in your vessels, until the bridegroom cometh. A cry goes up at midnight: Behold, the bridegroom cometh.
Source of text:
Jeremiah 40:10, Matthew 25:6
10 As for me, behold, I will dwell at Mizpah, to serve the Chaldeans, which will come unto us: but ye, gather ye wine, and summer fruits, and oil, and put them in your vessels, and dwell in your cities that ye have taken.
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
Audivi vocem, motet composed by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
Performed by New York Polyphony
Audivi Vocem / From the Album Tudor City / New York Polyphony / Avie Records
A Tallis Anthology composed by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585). Edited by John Milsom. Arranged by Milsom. For Mixed Choir. Mixed Voices. Sacred. Choral Collection. 128 pages. Published by Oxford University Press
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