Mar 19

Lamentations of Jeremiah I (Lamentations 1:1-2) – Thomas Tallis

"Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Je...

“Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem” by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lamentations 1:1-2 [Latin]

How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!

She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies.


Lamentations of Jeremiah I, composed by Thomas Tallis (1515-1585)


Performed by The Queen’s Six

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SAATB choir, a cappella – Level C (moderately difficult). Composed by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585). Edited by Philip Brett. Mixed Voices. Tudor Church Music. Sacred, Choral Leaflet. Vocal score. 44 pages. Duration 20′. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193520974).

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Feb 19

Lamentio – Et egressus est [Lamentations – And from the daughter of Zion has departed] (Lamentations 1:6-7) – Manuel Cardoso

English: Woodcut for "Die Bibel in Bilder...

English: Woodcut for “Die Bibel in Bildern”, 1860. Lamentations of Jeremiah (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lamentations 1:6-7 [Latin]

And from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed: her princes are become like harts that find no pasture, and they are gone without strength before the pursuer.

Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that she had in the days of old, when her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and none did help her: the adversaries saw her, and did mock at her sabbaths.


Et egressus est (published in the collection of Livro de Vários Motetes [Book of Various Motets] in 1648]), composed by Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650)


Performed by Byrd Ensemble

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Mar 13

O vos omnes [All you who pass by] / Lamentations of Jeremiah (Lamentations 1:12) – Z. Randall Stroope

English: Woodcut for "Die Bibel in Bilder...

English: Woodcut for “Die Bibel in Bildern”, 1860. Lamentations of Jeremiah (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.

Lamentaciones de Jeremias (1999) composed by Z. Randall Stroope (b. 1953)


Lamentaciones de Jeremias (O Vos Omnes), conducted and composed by Z. Randall Stroope; Canticum Novum – performing ensemble.

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SATB choir, piano Composed by Z. Randall Stroope. Octavo. Published by Alliance Music Publications (AN.AMP-0356).

Mar 06

The Ways of Zion Do Mourn (Lamentations 1:1,1:4; 2:10; 2 Samuel 1:19; Job 29:11,12,14; Philippians 4:8; Psalm 103:17; 112:6; Daniel 12:3) – George F. Handel

Portrait of Georg Friedrich Händel Deutsch: Ge...

Portrait of Georg Friedrich Händel Deutsch: Georg Friedrich Händel (1733) Español: Georg Friedrich Händel en 1733 Français : Georg Friedrich Haendel en 1733 Nederlands: Georg Friedrich Händel Polski: G. F. Händel w 1733 roku Русский: Георг Фридрих Гендель (1733) Svenska: Georg Friedrich Händel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lamentations 1:1,1:4; 2:10
2 Samuel 1:19
Job 29:11,12,14
Philippians 4:8
Psalm 103:17; 112:6; 
Daniel 12:3

How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!

The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness.

10 The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, and keep silence: they have cast up dust upon their heads; they have girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.

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

11 When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me:

12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.

14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;

Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

The Ways of Zion Do Mourn / Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline, composed in 1737 by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


Performed by Monteverdi Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner

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Choral (SATB). Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Watkins Shaw. Music Sales America. Baroque, Choral. 112 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV070435. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14035615).

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