Sethus Calvisius
(1556 - 1615)

Vox in Rama
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This motet for the feast of the Holy Innocents is from Calvisius' collection of two-part settings, Biciniorum libro duo, Leipzig, 1612.
Lyrics: Jeremiah 31:15

Vox in Rama audita est, ploratus et ululatus multus. Rachel plorans filios suos noluit consolari quia non sunt.

A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping. Rachel, weeping for her children, refused to be comforted, because they were no more.