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Laetatus sum, RV607
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author of text
Psalm 121 (122)

Recordings
'Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 7' (CDA66819)
Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 7
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'Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music' (CDS44171/81)
Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music
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Laetatus sum, RV607
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A companion piece to the Laudate Dominum, RV606 (recorded in volume 6), Laetatus sum is set by Vivaldi almost after the strophic fashion of a hymn. Verses 1-3, 4-6 and 7-9 are given, respectively, exactly the same musical material. The Doxology (verses 10/11) becomes a modified and extended fourth strophe. Otherwise, RV607 is a typically unpretentious pieno setting dominated by its instrumental ‘riff’ on violins. Such concise settings should not be likened to pieces belonging to ‘short’ services in the Anglican rite. They were performed at Vespers alongside more elaborate settings of other psalms, the brevity of the first compensating for the length of the second so as to keep the duration of the service within reasonable bounds. In other words, they were the necessary complement of settings in several movements.

from notes by Michael Talbot © 2001

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Details for CDS44171/81 disc 8 track 1
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-01-81901
Duration
3'29
Recording date
14 July 2000
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. 7 (CDA66819)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: August 2001
    Deletion date: November 2011
    Archive Service; also available on CDS44171/81
  2. Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music (CDS44171/81)
    Disc 8 Track 1
    Release date: October 2005
    11CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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