Thomas Weelkes' (1576–1623) unruly and drunken behaviour overshadowed his career as a church musician — which may be why none of his church music was published during his lifetime. Until recently music historians believed that his motet 'Laboravi in gemitu' was the only surviving piece of his in Latin. However in 1989 the American musical scholar came across Weelkes' setting of 'O Vos Omnes'. It's a powerful and very emotional piece of music, I particularly admire how Weelkes contrasts contrapuntal writing with declamation at 'attendite' and his use of close imitation at the end. It's sung marvellously well by the Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum in the recording you'll find below the fold . Enjoy :-).