Sacred Lassus III: Lamentations of Jeremiah (1585)
Hieremiae Prophetae Lamentationes
Three Lamentations for Maundy Thursday
Lamentatio prima, primi diei. Feria V ad matutinum in nocturno I: Lectio I:
ALEPH: "How does the city sit alone?"
BETH: "She weeps, she weeps in the night"
GIMEL: "Judah has departed because of torment"
Lamentatio secunda, primi diei. Feria V ad matutinum in nocturno I: Lectio II:
ZAIN: "In the days of her torment and her distraction"
HETH: "Jerusalem has sinned greatly"
TETH: "Her squalor is in her feet:"
Lamentatio tertia, primi diei. Feria V ad matutinum in nocturno I: Lectio III:
LAMED: "O all ye who pass by"
MEM: "From on high He has set fire into my bones"
NUN: "He has guarded me the yoke of my iniquities"
Three Lamentations for Good Friday
Lamentatio prima, secundi diei. Feria VI ad matutinum in nocturno I: Lectio I:
HETH: "The Lord has thought to destroy the wall"
TETH: "Her gates are sunk into the earth"
JOD: "They sat upon the ground, the elders of the daughter of Zion"
Lamentatio secunda, secundi diei. Feria VI ad matutinum in nocturno I: Lectio II:
MEM: "With whom shall I compare thee?"
NUN: "Your prophets have seen for you false and vain things"
SAMECH: "They clap their hands at thee all that pass by"
Lamentatio tertia, secundi diei. Feria VI ad matutinum in nocturno I: Lectio III:
ALEPH: "I, the man, see my poverty"
BETH: "He has made my skin and my flesh to be old"
GIMEL: He has built against me so that none may enter"
Three Lamentations for Holy Saturday
Lamentatio prima, tertii diei. Sabbato sancto ad matutinum in nocturno I: Lectio I
HETH: "Because of the mercies of the Lord, we are not consumed"
TETH: "The Lord is good to them that hope in Him"
JOD: "He sits alone and keeps silent"
Lamentatio secunda, tertii diei. Sabbato sancto ad matutinum in nocturno I: Lectio II
ALEPH: "How has the gold become tarnished?
BETH: "The glorious sons of Zion are clothed in finest gold"
GIMEL: "But the witches have uncovered their breasts"
Lamentatio tertia, tertii diei. Sabbato sancto ad matutinum in nocturno I: Lectio III
Here begins the prayer of Jeremiah the Prophet: "Remember, O Lord, what has come upon us: consider and behold our reproach."
MF : Les mots
Sur des clichés de la séance photos réalisée en 2001 par Ellen Von Unwerth pour la promotion du Best Of "Les mots", Mylène est penchée sur un vieux manuscrit, toujours ouvert sur les deux mêmes pages. On peut y lire le titre d'une partition de ce chant religieux du XVIème siècle :
in nocturno 1"