8th of the Responsories for Holy Saturday
Source: Vulgate, Psalm 87.
The English translation is from King James version of Psalm 88. The final line is altered in the translation from the Latin original. "Posuerunt me" means "They have laid me," not "Thou hast laid me."
Settings by composers
- Carlo Gesualdo SSATTB
- Orlando di Lasso SATB
- Tomás Luis de Victoria SSAT & TTBB
- Annibale Zoilo SATB
Other settings possibly not included in the manual list above
- Johann Michael Haydn — Aestimatus sum
- Jan Dismas Zelenka — Aestimatus sum, ZWV 55:26
- Jan Dismas Zelenka — Responsories for Holy Saturday, ZWV 55:19-27
Text and translations
Aestimatus sum cum descendentibus in lacum,
I am counted with them that go down into the pit:
Contado entre aqueles destinados ao abismo