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Laudate Dominum omnes gentes, SV197
composer
Basso solo; setting IV; from Messa a quattro voci e salmi (1650)
author of text
Psalm 116 (117)

Recordings
'Monteverdi: Sacred vocal music' (CDH55345)
Monteverdi: Sacred vocal music
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55345  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 2' (CDA67438)
Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 2
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67438 
Details
Track 4 on CDH55345 [2'45] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Laudate Dominum omnes gentes, SV197
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This concise but vivid setting of the very short Psalm 116 is found in two posthumous sources: a simple version in Gasparo Casati’s Raccolta di motetti a 1, 2, 3 voci (1651) and a more ornamented one in the Messa a quattro voci et salmi of the same year. The latter probably has more authority and must be closer to what a contemporary singer would have sung. The doxology (‘Gloria Patri’) is set to a descending chord sequence heard three times in F major and then three times in A minor—another example of Monteverdi’s preoccupation with ground-bass techniques in his later music.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1981

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Details for CDA67438 track 13
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-04-43813
Duration
3'01
Recording date
15 February 2004
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Recording engineer
Hyperion usage
  1. Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 2 (CDA67438)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: April 2004
  2. Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 2 (SACDA67438)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: April 2004
    Super-Audio CD
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