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Giovanni Gabrieli’s magnificent liturgical settings from the heart of the Venetian polychoral tradition are performed with exuberance and majesty in the composer’s four-hundredth anniversary year.» More
Vox Domini super aquas Jordanis: Joannes est nomen eius.
Vox Domini in virtute paenitentiae: Joannes est nomen eius.
Nazaraeus vocabitur puer iste:
vinum et siceram non bibet et omne immundum
non manducabit ex utero matris suae.
Joannes cuius magnitudinis etiam salvator
testimonium perhibet dicens:
non surrexit inter natos mulierum maior
Joanne Baptista de cuius hodie nativitate laetentur
caeli et exsultet terra.
The voice of the Lord upon the waters of the Jordan: his name is John.
The voice of the Lord in the power of repentance: his name is John.
He shall be called a Nazarite:
he shall drink no wine or strong drink, nor shall he eat
any unclean thing from his birth.
Therefore he is great,
for even the saviour bears witness
to John’s greatness saying:
there hath not risen among those born of women,
a greater man than John the Baptist, on whose birthday,
let the heavens rejoice and the earth exult.