Lamentations for Good Friday (Brumel): II Joth. Sederunt – version for upper voices
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Source: Biblioteca Nazionale di Firenze, MS. II.I.285
Transposition: up octave, also available at pitch.
Length: 08:16 mins.
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Text and translation
[Lamentationes Hieremiæ Prophetæ, in feria sexta Parasceve]: Antoine Brumel (c.1460-c.1512)
II. Joth. Sederunt in terra
Joth. Sederunt in terra, conticuerunt senes filiæ Sion; consperserunt cinere capita sua, virgines Ierusalem accinctæ sunt ciliciis: abiecerunt in terram capita sua virgines Iuda.
The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, and keep silence: they have thrown ashes upon their heads; the virgins of Jerusalem have girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Juda hang their heads to the ground.
Caph. Defecerunt præ lacrimis oculi mei, conturbata sunt viscera mea; effusum est in terra iecur meum super contritione filiæ populi mei, cum deficeret parvulus et lactens in plateis oppidi.
My eyes fail with tears, my innards are troubled, my liver is poured upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people; because the child and the sucking babe faint in the city squares.
Ierusalem convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum.
Jerusalem, return to the Lord your God.