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Canta in prato, ride in monte, RV623
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'Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 2' (CDA66779)
Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 2
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'Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music' (CDS44171/81)
Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music
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Movement 1: Canta in prato, ride in monte
Movement 2: Saeva fulgescit nobis
Movement 3: Avenae rusticae sinceri fervida amoris
Movement 4: Alleluia

Canta in prato, ride in monte, RV623
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Numbered RV623 in the standard modern Vivaldi catalogue by Peter Ryom, Canta in prato, ride in monte is another of the ‘Roman’ motets. The singer for whom Vivaldi wrote Canta in prato (not to be confused with an introductory motet, RV636, set to a bastardized version of the same text) may well also have been one of the principal singers in his operas, for the best voices migrated freely between choir-loft and stage. This joyful motet is suited to any festival of a saint (who is invoked simply as ‘Pater beate’ in the recitative). The reference in the first aria to the nightingale, described in classical fashion as ‘Philomela’, calls forth some bird-like warbles, familiar from such Vivaldi concertos as ‘Il gardellino’. The second aria stays close to this style with its evocation of the tootling of rustic flutes. This is Vivaldi at his most beguiling and uncomplicated.

from notes by Michael Talbot © 1996

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Details for CDA66779 track 14
Saeva fulgescit nobis
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-77914
Duration
0'49
Recording date
14 February 1996
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ben Turner
Recording engineer
Philip Hobbs
Hyperion usage
  1. Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 2 (CDA66779)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: May 1996
  2. Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music (CDS44171/81)
    Disc 2 Track 14
    Release date: October 2005
    11CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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