Apr 09

Dum transisset Sabbatum [When the Sabbath was past] (Mark 16:1-2) – Thomas Tallis

Thomas Tallis, c. 1505–1585

Thomas Tallis, c. 1505–1585 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mark 16:1-2 [Latin]

And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.


Dum transisset Sabbatum, from William Byrd’s and Thomas Tallis’ Cantiones sacrae (1575), composed by Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)


Performed by Alamire, directed by David Skinner

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Mar 27

Maria Magdalena et altera Maria [Mary Magdelen and the other Mary] (Mark 16:1-2,5-6) – Francisco Guerrero

A print from the Phillip Medhurst Collection of Bible illustrations in the possession of Revd. Philip De Vere at St. George’s Court, Kidderminster, England.

Mark 16:1-2,5-6

And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.

And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.


Maria Magdalena et altera Maria, composed by Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)


Performed by Stile Antico

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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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