Woe is me (Thomas Tomkins)

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  • (Posted 2015-07-09)   CPDL #36019:       
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2015-07-09).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 148 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original key and note values. Editorial accidentals and slurs added.
  • CPDL #22078:     
Editor: Diana Thompson (submitted 2010-08-14).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Woe is me
Composer: Thomas Tomkins
Text: Psalm 120:4

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATBB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1622 in Songs of 3-6 parts, no. 26

Description: Setting of the fourth verse of Psalm 12.

External websites: Performance by the Tallis Scholars, dir. Peter Phillips

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 120. v. 4