Antoine Brumel (±1460 — ±1513): Sicut lilium inter spinas

His contemporaries ranked Brumel’s music highly comparing him favourably with both Josquin and Ockeghem. His four-part (SATB or ATTB) setting of Sicut lilium inter spinas (As the lily among thorns) Song of Solomon 2: 2 which at that time was the Antiphon for Matins of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is quite typical of his motets in clarity it’s a serene and gentle piece of music sung here by the Orlando Consort. Enjoy :-).

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Antoine Brumel (±1460 – ±1513): Sicut lilium inter spinas

Sicut lilium inter spinas
sic amica mea inter filias.

Song of Solomon 2: 2

As the lily among thorns,
so is my love among the daughters.

Performers: Orlando Consort

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