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Confitebor tibi Domine, SV266
setting II; a 3 voci concertato con due violini; from Selva morale e spirituale (1640/1)
author of text
Psalm 110 (111)

'Monteverdi: Sacred vocal music' (CDH55345)
Monteverdi: Sacred vocal music
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Confitebor tibi Domine, SV266
No fewer than six settings of Psalm 110 by Monteverdi have survived. The three included on this disc are quite different and demonstrate that Monteverdi was more interested in using the framework of the Psalm to explore different formal schemes than in characterizing the meaning of individual words. This one, the second of three in the Selva morale, is almost entirely in the flowing triple time associated with Venetian opera, and is built on a long modulating ground bass. Monteverdi treats it fairly freely and marks off each statement with a short passage of duple time. Such experiments with ground-bass techniques were very much in the air in the 1630s.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1981

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA66021 track 2
Recording date
3 February 1981
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Monteverdi: Sacred vocal music (CDA66021)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: April 1985
    Deletion date: November 2007
    Superseded by CDH55345
  2. Monteverdi: Sacred vocal music (CDH55345)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: March 2010
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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