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Beatus Vir

Michaelmas Term has begun!

The Parish Choir was back singing on Sunday 9th September at All Saints Church Fulham. The anthem at Sung Eucharist was Monteverdi’s Beatus Vir.

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.


About All Saints Fulham Choir

The All Saints Fulham Church is the home of three choirs. A traditional Parish Choir who sing wide-ranging repertoire which spans nine centuries and tours regularly at home and abroad; a Gospel Choir who sing a mixture of contemporary and traditional gospel styles, and a junior choir for children from Year 3 upwards.


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