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Lauda, Jerusalem, RV609
Around the 1720s Vivaldi composed a single-movement setting of the Lauda, Jerusalem for two cori, each with a solo soprano, a four-part choir and strings. The psalm is proper for Sundays, including Easter Sunday. At some later stage – perhaps in 1739 when he was commissioned to supply new works to the Pietà – he penned on the manuscript the names of its four choirgirls, two to a part, but it is uncertain whether he carried through the plan to submit it. The Lauda, Jerusalem reveals the enormous influence which Vivaldi’s concertos had on his church music since it observes the principles of ritornello form quite strictly, alternating fully scored and lightly scored sections, and inserting freely conceived episodes between passages based on recurrent material (ritornellos). Vivaldi is at his most compelling when he arrives at the Doxology, whose subject is based on that of another Lauda, Jerusalem, by an unknown composer, in his collection.

from notes by Michael Talbot 1994

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Details for CDA66769 track 10
Recording date
9 August 1994
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ben Turner
Recording engineer
Philip Hobbs
Hyperion usage
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    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: April 1995
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    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: October 2005
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