Heinrich Schütz (1585–1672): Adjuro vos SWV 264

This is the second part of a 2-part motet (I wrote about the first part yesterday – mfi) by Schütz based upon the Song of Songs that was first published in 1629 as his Symphoniae sacrae (Book 1, op. 6) in Venice the mood changes somewhat as the singer having proclaimed her love in the first part of the motet asks  the female populace of Jerusalem to tell her beloved that she is languishing with love for him. Enjoy :-).


Heinrich Schütz (1585–1672):  Adjuro vos SWV 264

Adjuro vos, filiae Jerusalem, si inveneritis dilectum meum, ut nuntietis ei quia
amore langueo.

Song of Songs: 5:8

I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him that
I languish with love.


Weser Renaissance conducted by Manfred Cordes

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