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“I have become weary from calling out/ my throat has become parched/ my eyes fail while I wait for my God.”

Songs from the depths of faith-testing adversity including Rameau’s masterful Psalm 69, Britten’s rarely heard Deus in adjutorium from the war years, sombre and beautiful works by Ockeghem, Josquin and Di Lasso and the late Sven-David Sandström’s hair-raising Hear my prayer (after Purcell) which alone is worth the ticket price.



Johannes Ockeghem (c. 1410–1497), psalm 42, Sicut cervus

John Everet (18th century), psalm 56

Robert Parsons (1535–1572), psalm 59, Deliver me from mine enemies             

Charles Ives (1874–1954), psalm 54

François Regnard (c. 1535–c. 1595), psalm 64, Domine exaudi orationem meam

Jean Philippe Rameau (1683–1764), psalm 69, Laboravi

Benjamin Britten (1913–1976), psalm 70, Deus in adjutorium meum…

Sigismondo d’India (1582–1629), psalm 55, Timor et tremor

Christoph Buel (1574–1631), psalm 88, Domine Deus salutis meae

Orlando di Lasso(1532–1594), psalm 140, Custodi me, Domine

Sven-David Sandström (b. 1942), psalm 102, Hear my prayer, O Lord

William Knyvett (1779–1856), psalm 108

Josquin des Prez(c. 1450–1521), psalm 38, Domine, ne in furore

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