Jerusalem weeps bitterly in the night, with tears on her cheeks; among all her lovers she has no one to comfort her; all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they have become her enemies. [NRSV, Lamentations 1:2].
Prelude: Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness [Hawbecker: listen], Johannes Brahms (1833-97)
The Cathedral Singers
Prelude: Prelude and fugue in c, John Travers (1703-58)
Introit: Justitiae Domini [text] [Roma: YouTube],Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)