Memento


Thomas Ravenscroft (c1582-c1633): Remember, O Thou Man, dai Melismata (1611). The Sixteen, dir. Harry Christophers.
Un Ravenscroft serio, questa volta.

Remember, O thou man,
O thou man, O thou man,
Remember, O thou man,
Thy time is spent,
Remember, O thou man,
How thou art dead and gone
And I did what I can,
Therefore repent.


Remember God’s goodness,
O thou man, O thou man,
Remember God’s goodness
And his promise made.
Remember God’s goodness,
How he sent his Son doubtless
Our sins for to redress,
Be not afraid.


The angels all did sing,
O thou man, O thou man,
The angels all did sing
Upon the shepherds’ hill,
The angels all did sing
Praises to our heav’nly king,
And peace to man living
With a good will.


To Bethlem did they go,
O thou man, O thou man,
To Bethlem did they go,
The shepherds three,
To Bethlem did they go,
To see where it were so or no,
Whether Christ were born or no
To set man free.


In Bethlem he was born,
O thou man, O thou man,
In Bethlem he was born,
For mankind sake,
In Bethlem he was born
For us that were forlorn,
And therefore took no scorn,
Our flesh to take.


Give thanks to God alway,
O thou man, O thou man,
Give thanks to God alway,
Most joyfully.
Give thanks to God alway,
For this our happy day,
Let all men sing and say,
Holy, holy.

Partitura:
http://www0.cpdl.org/wiki/images/sheet/broo-e07.pdf

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2 pensieri su “Memento

  1. Queste splendide voci!
    Stupore.
    Ravenscroft, nelle sue varie “sfaccettature”, mi colpisce sempre e mi piace molto.

    Grazie anche per la partitura, Claudio.
    ūüôā
    gb

    Mi piace

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