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Lamentations,

book of the Bible, placed immediately after Jeremiah, to whose author it has been ascribed since ancient times. It was probably composed by several authors. It is a series of five poems mourning the destruction of Jerusalem by Babylon. Each of the the first four poems is an alphabetical acrostic, the third having three verses to the letter, instead of one. The book begins with dirges, followed by a psalm of lament with expressions of trust. The psalm is followed by another dirge expressing grief and longing for divine intervention. It concludes with a lament and a prayer for the restoration of the fortunes of Jerusalem.

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Christian name for the Hebrew Bible, which serves as the first division of the Christian Bible (see New Testament). The designations "Old" and "New" seem to have been adopted after c.A.D.
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Using evidence from both the physical book (in particular the binding) and its contents I have been able to offer some precise information on this manuscript, and to provide it with a context in a tradition of other manuscript and printed books of Lamentations of Jeremiah in Spain.
30pm opens with Miserere by Allegri, the Gloria and Sanctus from Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli and The Lamentations of Jeremiah by Tallis.
Other liturgical or biblical texts come into play for such pieces as Thomas Tallis's Lamentations of Jeremiah, Claudio Monteverdi's Vespers (Vespro delle Beata Vergine), Heinrich Schutz's St.
Edited by Australian musicologist Jane Monet Hardie, volume 2 of the composer's collected works (published by the Institute of Mediaeval Music) now makes available Penalosa's Lamentations of Jeremiah, which are uniquely preserved in one of the most important manuscript sources for the early Renaissance repertory in Spain-- Tarazona, Archivio Capitular de la Cathedral, MSS 2-3.
A substantial part of this book is devoted to the author's own analysis of Palestrina's Lamentations of Jeremiah for Holy Thursday (Lamentationum Feria V.
Milton Barnes's Lamentations of Jeremiah was "originally composed for cello in 1959 and later transcribed for viola," a short biographical note informs us, and is "based on the Rembrandt painting of Jeremiah pondering the destruction of Jerusalem.