Wise M - The ways of Zion do mourn

Composer: 
Michael Wise (1648-1687)
Category: 
Anthem

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Recorded on
25 May 2012

Words

The ways of Zion do mourn because none come to the solemn feasts,
all her gates are desolate, her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted
and she is in bitterness.
For these things I weep, mine eyes runneth down with water.
Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper, for the Lord
hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions.
See, O Lord, and consider, for I am become vile.
Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold and see if there be any
sorrow like my sorrow.
The Lord hath trodden under foot all my mighty men in the midst of me.
He hath called an assembly against me to crush my young men.
The Lord hath trodden under foot the virgin, the daughter of Judah.
For these things I weep, mine eye runneth down with water, because
the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me.
See, O Lord, and consider, for I am become vile.

Words from the Lamentations of Jeremiah

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Locus Iste is the 100th recording by the Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge and marks the 150th anniversary of the consecration of St John's College Chapel.

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  • Responses and Preces: Rose
  • Psalm 128 (tone ii)
  • Hassler: Magnificat quinti toni
  • Nunc Dimittis quinti toni
  • Poulenc: Seigneur, je vous en prie​

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The President of St John’s College – Dr Frank Salmon, FSA – has written programme notes for the Choir’s new recording, Locus Iste, telling the story of our College Chapel. The recording marks the 150th anniversary of the Chapel’s Consecration.

In the first part of these serialised notes, Dr Salmon explains how our current College Chapel came to be built.

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