William Byrd: Libera me Domine et pone

Libera me, Domine, et pone me iuxta te,
et cuiusvis manus pugnet contra me. Dies
mei transierunt, cogitationes meae
dissipatae sunt, torquentes cor meum,
noctem verterunt in diem, et rursum post
tenebras spero lucem.

Deliver me, O Lord, and set me beside thee, and
any man’s hand may fight against me. My days
have passed away, my thoughts are dissipated,
tormenting my heart; they have turned night
into day, and after darkness I hope for light

(Part of the Seventh Lesson at Matins for the
Dead, Roman Rite; Job 17: 3, 11–12)

Performance by:

Alamire, David Skinner conducting [NML]