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Venite, siccientes a 2
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This duet, from Calvi’s Second Collection of Sacred Songs (Seconda raccolta de’ sacri canti, 1624), takes the Old Testament image of a land flowing with milk and honey and transfers it to a Christian context in which water and wine, honey and milk are freely given by the Lord. Monteverdi sets the text in four sections. The first two and the last are in triple time, culminating in the slower refrain ‘mel et lac’ (honey and milk), laced with a bitter-sweet harmony for the first statement of the word ‘lac’. The third section, the focal point of the motet, is set in an expressive recitative-like style.

from notes by John Whenham İ 2004

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Details for SACDA67438 track 2
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-04-43802
Duration
5'10
Recording date
15 February 2004
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ben Turner
Recording engineer
Philip Hobbs
Hyperion usage
  1. Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 2 (CDA67438)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: April 2004
  2. Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 2 (SACDA67438)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: April 2004
    Super-Audio CD
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