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Listen to a performance of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, composed in 1565 by Thomas Tallis, from a 1995 recording by the King’s Singers. The work was composed to be performed on Maundy Thursday, following text from the Book of Lamentations (???????,) in the Latin Vulgate with Hebrew letters set at the beginning of each section. The Lamentations have generally been understood to relate to the destruction of Jerusalem in the sixth century BCE. The Latin text can be followed here.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
Percentage increase in the annual number of polio cases in Pakistan since 2005:
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