Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs

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Mezzo-Soprano, Oboe, and Organ. BSM0037c.

Duration: 5:00

English Text, Isaiah 53:4-5

From the Easter Cantata The Firstfruits of Them That Slept.

Commissioned by St. Thomas Episcopal Church Parish Choir and Cincinnati Bach Ensemble.

Carlton Monroe, conductor. Kate Tombaugh, mezzo soprano.

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This setting of Isaiah's sorrowful text is portrayed as a lament sung by Mary Magdalene at the garden tomb on the first Easter morning. Over a ground bass, the mezzo soprano and solo oboe entone longing and mournful lyrical lines with lacrimose emotion.