for SSAATTBarB unaccompanied Descendi in hortum meum
is an original setting of the Song of Solomon, unique in that it is arranged for seven voices while still capturing the lush and beautiful essence of a garden in bloom and longing for the return of the beloved Shulamite. This general text of love and yearning is suitable throughout the church year, but also serves well as a concert piece for a community choir.
De Rore's setting is sumptuous, and Francis Steele's edition is excellent. (Jonathan Wikeley, Music Teacher, June 09