play it again

david's lament

There are about a bazillion fully-choral recordings of this on Youtube, but the best ones are by shape note singing groups. The ones made by traditional choirs are all too soupy--the song really needs a bit of a harsh edge and some drive to it.

(I should probably tag this as "stuff stumbled on while I should have been writing". That would be a frequently-used tag.)
I was in a shapenote singing group my senior year at SJC, and we practiced this song, although I can't remember if we sang it at Collegium that year or not.
Lucky duck! Of course shapenote singing didn't start happening until after I'd graduated... I'm glad you had the chance, though.