Surge, propera, amica mea

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By Francisco Guerrero (1528-99)

Blue Heron Recorded Live at First Church in Cambridge on April 26, 2008

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Translation:

Arise, hasten, my love, my dove, my fair one, and come.
Lo, the winter is over, the rains are over and gone.
Flowers appear in the land, the time of pruning is come.
The voice of the turtle is heard in our land, the fig puts
forth green fruits, the flowering vine gives off its scent.
Arise, arise, my love, and come.

Song of Songs: 2:10-12
Cantus firmus: Come, bride of Christ.

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released May 16, 2012

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Blue Heron Boston, Massachusetts

Blue Heron, directed by Scott Metcalfe, has been acclaimed by The Boston Globe as “one of the Boston music community’s indispensables” and hailed by Alex Ross in The New Yorker for the “expressive intensity” of its interpretations; the Boston Musical Intelligencer calls Blue Heron “a fantastic model for the fully-realized potential of early music performance in the 21st century.” ... more

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