The Crucifixion (Scott Villard)

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Editor: Scott Villard (submitted 2016-07-16).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 14 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The Crucifixion
Composer: Scott Villard
Lyricist: anonymous, 12th Cent. Irish, translated by Howard Mumford Jonescreate page

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SacredSacred song

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1995
, 2000

Description: The text is by an anonymous 12th century Irish author, found on a margin in the "Leabhar Breac," or "Speckled Book." Translated by Howard Mumford Jones. Example recording by Andreas Herrmann.

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Original text and translations

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At the cry of the first bird
They began to crucify thee, O Swan!
Never shall lament cease because of that.
It was like the parting of day from night.
Ah, sore was the suff'ring borne
By the body of Mary's Son,
But sorer still to Him was the grief
Which for His sake
Came upon His Mother.