Drop, Drop Slow Tears (SATB a cappella)


$22.50 Package of 10 choral scores
SATB a cappella

This setting of the famous poem by Phineas Fletcher is suitable for Lent and Passiontide.  One could also justify its performance at Christmas if you are an adventurous risk-taker like me!  The work features a recurring refrain (sung to oo) between stanzas that creates a mood similar to pieces like The Coventry Carol or Walock’s Balulalow.  Despite the generally cloudy mood, there is spot in the middle where the heavens open wide.  Suitable for liturgical use or as a short concert work.

Text by Phineas Fletcher:

Drop, drop, slow tears, and bathe those beauteous feet,
Which brought from heaven the news and Prince of Peace.

Cease not, wet yes, His mercies to entreat;
To cry for vengeance sin doth never cease.

In your deep floods drown all my faults and fears;
Nor let his eye see sin, but through my tears.

Shipping: $2.00 per package of 10.

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