Allegri – Lamentations

Published: 2nd February 2021

Here beginneth the Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah.

ALEPH. How lonely sits the city that was full of people! How like a widow has she become, she that was great among the nations! She that was a princess among the cities has become a vassal.

BETH. She weeps bitterly in the night, tears on her cheeks; among all her lovers she has none to comfort her; all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they have become her enemies.

GHIMEL. Judah has gone into exile because of affliction and hard servitude; she dwells now among the nations, but finds no resting place; her pursuers have all overtaken her in the midst of her distress.

This video is taken from ‘Allegri’s Miserere’, a digital production by The Marian Consort which you can stream here.

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