The cause of death is wicked sin (Thomas Lupo the elder)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2020-11-15).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 191 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: The cause of death is wicked sin
Composer: Thomas Lupo the elder
Lyricist: Sir William Leightoncreate page

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1614 in The teares or lamentacions of a sorrowfull soule, no. 38

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Original text and translations

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The cause of death is wicked sin
For out of death our sin did flow;
From thence our plagues did all begin,
Out of this tree our ills did grow.