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Psalm 72, attributed to Solomon, is a prayer and a prophecy about a coming kingdom that makes reference to the Kings of Tharsis, Sheba and Seba, all very distant shores.
In the Christian Bible, Epiphany, the Greek word meaning “appearance” or “manifestation,” is the name given to the Christian feast that celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a human being. Western Christians mark this feast with the story of the three kings who followed the star to Bethlehem bearing gold, myrrh and frankincense for the baby Jesus.
The Schola Antiqua of Chicago, under the direction of Michael Alan Anderson, released a recording of music for Epiphany entitled The Kings of Tharsis in 2011 on the CDBY label. The CD includes plainchant, medieval and renaissance polyphony by composers as diverse ad Leonin, DuFay and Lasso, ending with three devotional villancicos by Francisco Guerrero.