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Laudate pueri, RV601
composer
c1730
author of text
Psalm 112 (113)

Recordings
'Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 7' (CDA66819)
Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 7
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDA66819  Archive Service; also available on CDS44171/81  
'Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music' (CDS44171/81)
Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music
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Details
Movement 1: Laudate pueri Dominum
Track 2 on CDA66819 [3'03] Archive Service; also available on CDS44171/81
Track 2 on CDS44171/81 CD8 [3'03] 11CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 2: Sit nomen Domini
Track 3 on CDA66819 [2'31] Archive Service; also available on CDS44171/81
Track 3 on CDS44171/81 CD8 [2'31] 11CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 3: A solis ortu usque ad occasum
Track 4 on CDA66819 [3'32] Archive Service; also available on CDS44171/81
Track 4 on CDS44171/81 CD8 [3'32] 11CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 4: Excelsus super omnes gentes
Track 5 on CDA66819 [2'48] Archive Service; also available on CDS44171/81
Track 5 on CDS44171/81 CD8 [2'48] 11CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 5: Suscitans a terra inopem
Track 6 on CDA66819 [2'15] Archive Service; also available on CDS44171/81
Track 6 on CDS44171/81 CD8 [2'15] 11CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 6: Ut collocet eum
Track 7 on CDA66819 [1'49] Archive Service; also available on CDS44171/81
Track 7 on CDS44171/81 CD8 [1'49] 11CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 7: Gloria Patri
Track 8 on CDA66819 [4'29] Archive Service; also available on CDS44171/81
Track 8 on CDS44171/81 CD8 [4'29] 11CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 8: Gloria Patri
Track 9 on CDA66819 [0'51] Archive Service; also available on CDS44171/81
Track 9 on CDS44171/81 CD8 [0'51] 11CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 9: Amen
Track 10 on CDA66819 [2'11] Archive Service; also available on CDS44171/81
Track 10 on CDS44171/81 CD8 [2'11] 11CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Laudate pueri, RV601
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Vivaldi produced three known settings of Psalm 112 (113 in Protestant bibles), of which this is the last, dating from around 1730. It appears to have been composed for a member of a group of seven Italian singers at the Saxon-Polish court in Dresden who had trained in Venice and Bologna between 1724 and 1730. As well as the composer’s autograph score, today preserved in Turin, a fair copy in the hand of his father, Giovanni Battista Vivaldi, survives in Dresden.

RV601, in G major, is a true virtuoso piece for a soprano (originally a castrato) able to reach D in alto. The galant inflections of its melodic lines remind one of the Neapolitan opera that had conquered Venice only a few years earlier. It contains some vivid word-painting, examples of which are the sustained trilled note on the first syllable of ‘saeculum’ (eternity) in movement 2; the long ascent representing sunrise in movement 3; the registral contrast of ‘caelo’ (heaven) and ‘terra’ (earth) in movement 4; the fierce urgency with which the poor are raised up from the dust in movement 5; the mechanically repetitive crotchets illustrating the word ‘collocet’ (set) in movement 6. The most memorable movement is unquestionably the seventh, ‘Gloria Patri’, in which the composer calls for an obbligato flute, which for Venice was still a relatively new instrument. Vivaldi certainly encountered the flautist Johann Joachim Quantz, a member of the Dresden orchestra, on the latter’s visit to Venice in 1726, and this movement can be seen as a retrospective homage to, and renewal of musical contact with, the eminent German.

from notes by Michael Talbot © 2001

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Details for CDS44171/81 disc 8 track 9
Movement 8: Gloria Patri
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-01-81909
Duration
0'51
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 9
    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 9
    Release date: October 2005
    11CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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