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Monteverdi: Selva morale e spirituale - Part 1

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 11 February 2013

Live from the Wigmore Hall
Presented by Catherine Bott

The Sixteen perform sacred pieces from Monteverdi's Selva morale e spirituale.

Monteverdi: Gloria
Salve Regina (Secondo)
Laudate pueri (Primo)
Deus tuorum militum (Primo)
Dixit Dominus (Secondo)

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers, director

Monteverdi's monumental collection of sacred vocal works, published in Venice in 1640 and 1641 as Selva morale e spirituale, stands among the great treasures of baroque music. The Sixteen and Harry Christophers present some of the finest pieces from the collection, complete with the spectacular motet Beatus vir, an uplifting Gloria, and two mighty settings of Psalm 109, Dixit Dominus, for eight voices and instruments.

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