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Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV630
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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: Nulla in mundo pax sincera
Movement 2: Blando colore oculos mundus decepit
Movement 3: Spirat anguis
Movement 4: Alleluia

Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV630
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Written for a soprano of exceptionally high range (from E above middle C to the B a twelfth higher), Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV630, is the most interesting of Vivaldi’s early motets for the Pietà. Its opening da capo aria has an unusually long ‘A’ section in three rather than the usual two vocal periods; a lilting siciliana rhythm, enlivened by violins whose semiquaver figures suggest gentle breezes, is employed to convey the peace gained by trust in Jesus. An elaborate recitative punctuated by ornate arioso flights highlighting selected words warns of Satan’s deadly temptations. This is followed by an aria whose darting phrases depict a snake lying in wait. Confidence is restored in a brilliant ‘Alleluia’ in which the voice successfully takes on the violins at their own game.

from notes by Michael Talbot © 1996

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Details for CDA66779 track 23
Alleluia
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ISRC
GB-AJY-96-77923
Duration
2'12
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
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  1. Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 2 (CDA66779)
    Disc 1 Track 23
    Release date: May 1996
  2. Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music (CDS44171/81)
    Disc 2 Track 23
    Release date: October 2005
    11CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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