William Byrd: Da mihi auxilium (1575)

Da mihi auxilium
Da mihi auxilium de tribulatione,
quia vana salus hominis:
aut aliquid saltem respirandi tempus,
ut plangam iuventutem meam.

Give me help in trouble,
for vain is the salvation of man:
or at least some respite to breathe,
that I may lament my youth.

Psalm 108 v.12

Performance by:

The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood conducting [Grooveshark]

Cantores in Ecclesia, Michael Howard conducting [musicMe] (info)

Alamire, David Skinner conducting [NML]