“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