Lamentationes Jeremiae (Thomas Crecquillon)

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Aleph. Defecerunt prae lacrymis (Jer. 2.11-12)

  • (Posted 2023-05-01)  CPDL #73680:         
Editor: Pothárn Imre (submitted 2023-05-01).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 104 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from 1549 print. Original key (chiavi naturali) and note values. Alto in octave transposed violin clef.
  • (Posted 2004-08-08)  CPDL #07734:      (Finale 2004)
Editor: Art Levine (submitted 2004-08-08).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 284 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: First of 4 sections, setting for 5 voices

Mem. Cui comparabo (Jer. 2.13-14)

  • (Posted 2004-10-28)  CPDL #08384:      (Finale 2004)
Editor: Art Levine (submitted 2004-10-28).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 308 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Second of 4 sections, setting for 5 voices

General Information

Title: Lamentationes Jeremiae a 5 (2 more lessons are for 4vv)
Composer: Thomas Crecquillon

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: ATTBarB, SATTB
Genre: SacredLamentation

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1549 in Lamentationes Hieremiae prophetae (Berg and Neuber), no. 19–28
Description: Presumably for Good Friday, but these do not follow the common division of lessons for Tenebrae. In the 1549 print they follow Gardane's Lamentations, ending with the verse "VAU, Et major effect est" and are followed by A. Févin's "ALEPH. Quomodo sedet", the first Thursday Lesson.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Lamentations of Jeremiah.