Michaelmas Term has begun!
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) wrote madrigals, church music and operas. He was Master of Music at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Venice, from 1613 until his death.
With words from Psalm 112, this beautiful motet for 6 parts (SSATTB) was published in a 1641 collection of sacred music called Selva Morale e Spirituali which translates as “Moral and Spiritual Forest”.
This video below is the Atlanta-based ensemble New Trinity Baroque. The singers are accompanied by two baroque violins, one viola da gamba, a teorbo, and an organ. The performance is conducted from the organ by Vox Scaniensis’ director Peter Wallin.