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Lamentations for Good Friday (Brumel): I Heth. Cogitavit – version for lower voices


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Source: Biblioteca Nazionale di Firenze, MS. II.I.285

Transposition: at pitch, also available up octave.

Difficulty: hard

Length: 06:20 mins.

Editors/copyright: Laurie Stras © 2019.

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Text and translation

[Lamentationes Hieremiæ Prophetæ, in feria sexta Parasceve]: Antoine Brumel (c.1460-c.1512)

I. Heth. Cogitavit Dominus
Heth. Cogitavit Dominus dissipare murum filiæ Sion; tetendit funiculum suum, et non avertit manum suam a perditione: luxitque ante murale, et murus pariter dissipatus est.
The Lord thought to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: He stretched out a line, He did not withdraw His hand from destruction: therefore, He made the rampart lament; and the wall was equally destroyed.
Teth. Defixæ sunt in terra portæ eius, perdidit et contrivit vectes eius; regem eius et principes eius in gentibus: non est lex, et prophetæ eius non invenerunt visionem a Domino.
Her gates are sunk into the ground; He has destroyed and broken her bolts: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law is no more; and her prophets find no vision from the Lord.
Ierusalem convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum.
Jerusalem, return to the Lord your God.