The beauty and sensuality of the Song of Solomon has been a source of inspiration for composers for centuries. Today we'll hear settings by Clemens non Papa, William Billings, John Dunstable, and others.
- Leonel Power: Quam pulchra es. Johannes Lupi: Vidi speciosam. Performed by The Orlando Consort.
- Melchior Franck: Meine Schwester, liebe Braut. Performed by Erin Headley, soprano, and Tirami Su.
- John Dunstable: Quam pulchra es, performed by Lionheart. Clemens non Papa: Ego flos campi. Performed by The Tallis Scholars. Antoine Brumel: Sicut lilium. Performed by The Orlando Consort. William Billings: I am the Rose of Sharon. Performed by His Majestie's Clerkes.
- Dieterich Buxtehude: Ich suchte des Nachts, BuxWV 50. Performed by Andreas Karasiak, tenor, and Klaus Mertens, bass, and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.
- Jakob Praetorius: Indica mihi. Hieronymus Praetorius: Surge propera. Michael Praetorius: Nigra sum. Performed by the Balthasar-Neumann Choir and Ensemble, directed by Pablo Heras-Casado.