O vos omnes

From Wind Repertory Project
Richard Burchard

Richard Burchard (trans. Clifton Taylor)

General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 6:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Choir
Publisher: Maroon Tune
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

I created this wind band transcription of Richard Burchard’s beautiful choral setting of O Vos Omnes in response to a commission from the Crestview (Florida) High School Band and their director, Jody Dunn.

O vos omnes is a part of the Roman Catholic choral liturgy for Holy Week. It has been set by several composers over many centuries. The text is adapted from Lamentations 1:12.

O vos omnes qui transitis per viam, attendite et videte: Si est dolor similis sicut dolor meus.
Attendite, universi populi, et videte dolorem meus. Si est dolor similis sicut dolor meus.
O all you who pass along this way: attend and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow.

Take note, all people and see my sorrow: if there is any sorrow like my sorrow.

- Program Note by transcriber

O vos omnes is a responsory, originally sung as part of Roman Catholic liturgies for Holy Week, and now often sung as a motet. The text is adapted from the Latin Vulgate translation of Lamentations 1:12. It was often set, especially in the sixteenth century, as part of the Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Florida All-State Honors High School Band (Tampa) (Jody Dunn, conductor) – 11 January 2020

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