Like ‘Domine, ne in furore tuo’, this exquisite six-voice motet was one of Monteverdi’s contributions to Bianchi’s first book of motets of 1620. Its text appears to be a variant of ‘Christe, adoramus te’, set for five voices in the same book (and recorded on volume 3
of this series). ‘Christe, adoramus te’ appears as part of the Hours of the Cross in devotional Books of Hours. The source of this variant text is as yet untraced.
from notes by John Whenham © 2005