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


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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


MP3: De profundis clamavi, by Josquin des Prez / Motets and Chansons / Hilliard Ensemble / EMI Records, Virgin Classics


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


Choral Public Domain Library

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

  1. A fascinating project: I have just stumbled in by accident, but will have to come back & explore further. Keep up the good work, it\\’s a great idea!May I recommend to you the Clerks Group recording of Josquin\\’s \\”Liber generationis Jesu Christi\\”, a setting of Matthew\\’s genealogy of Christ? It\\’s a bizarre text to set but a lovely setting. Josquin also set Luke\\’s genealogy: it\\’s never been recorded but I\\’m hoping to rectify that situation sometime!!David

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