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Rich harmonic sonorities permeate this piece – painting the poem by Phineas Fletcher (1582–1650). The music – with intuitive voice leading – is approachable for most mixed choirs. Very fine groups have already performed Litany – including DaCapo Chamber Choir and the Canadian Chamber Choir. Appropriate for the church or the concert stage.

Drop, drop, drop, slow tears
and bathe those feet
which brought from heaven the news
and Prince of Peace.
Cease not, wet eyes
His mercy to entreat
to cry for vengeance,
sin doth never cease.

Drop, drop, drop, slow tears.
In your deep flood
drown all my faults and fears,
nor let His eye see sin
but through my tears.

poetry of
Phineas Fletcher (1582–1650)




SATB – a cappella – CP 1177

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