Georg Otto
(1550 - 1618)

Otto : Vox in Rama : illustration

Vox in Rama
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Motet for the feast of the Holy Innocents from Opum musicum liber primus, Kassel, 1604.
Lyrics: Jeremiah 31:5

Vox in Rama audita est, ploratus et ululatus.
Rachel plorans filios suos, et 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 not.