|Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina|
Lamentations III for Good Friday ‘In Parasceve’
Lamentations III for Maundy Thursday ‘In Coena Domini’
Lamentations for Holy Saturday (Lesson 3, 6vv) (Lamentationen zum Karsamstag)
The members of Cinquecento turn to perhaps the pre-eminent composer of the sixteenth century: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah would have been integral to the liturgical rites of Holy Week: here is one of the most sublime.