Title: Beatus vir II Composer: Claudio Monteverdi. Number of voices: 5vv Voicing: SATTB Genre: Sacred, Motet. Language: Latin Instruments. General Information. Title: Beatus vir () Composer: Claudio Monteverdi Lyricist: Number of voices: 7vv Voicing: SSSATTB Genre: Sacred. The first ‘Beatus vir’ is one of the most attractive and inspired settings of the Selva morale and one of the few sacred works of Monteverdi’s later years that has.

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The musical setting is constructed in three sections: Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. If you do, please would you be kind enough to advise me by e-mail – bawden37 sky.

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. The site is also available in several languages. AMG gives the instrumentation as double choir, strings and organ.

As the “initial par excellence it stimulated the ornamentalizing impulse of the medieval artist to ever-increasing heights of fantasy”. Their highly dramatic character anticipates on a small scale many of the stylistic devices he later employed to such powerful effect in his operas.

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Psalm 1 has been given many settings, though none are now well-known. Creative Commons Attribution 3. In the second A section he produces particularly vivid musical images of the wicked man, his desires thwarted, gnashing his teeth in angry envy of the admittedly rather smug righteous and blessed man.

Other divisions of text produced different groupings, of eight or ten groups, but all had a group beginning at Psalm moteverdi.


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It contrasts pairs or small groups of voices with the weight of the full chorus, a technique known as stile concertato – one of the most characteristic minteverdi of baroque music.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There were probably Insular examples but none have survived. October Total duration: Greatly enlarged beatus initials go back as least as far as the Corbie Psaltermade at Fir Abbey soon after Beatus vir”Blessed is the man Pieces called Beatus vir are catalogued by Marc-Antoine Charpentier several: The Vulgate text where it is Psalm actually begins “alleluia reversionis Aggei et Zacchariae beatus vir qui timet Dominum Contents 1 Performances 2 Sheet Music 2.

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In Monteverdi was appointed Master of the Music at St. Commons category link is on Wikidata. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

To monteverddi using these notes You are more than welcome to use all or part of these notes for your choral society or church programme, or for educational purposes. Psalms ; Religious works ; For 6 voices, monteversi violins, 3 violas, continuo ; Scores featuring the voice ; Scores featuring the soprano voice ; Scores featuring the alto voice ; Scores featuring the tenor voice ; Scores featuring the bass voice ; Scores featuring the violin beats Scores featuring the viola ; Scores with basso continuo ; For voices with solo instruments ; For 6 voices, 3 trombones, 2 violins, continuo ; Scores featuring the trombone ; Latin language.

Duration 8 minutes Composer Time Period Comp. Authorized Version Psalm Remarkably, a database of psalm settings by Italian composers of the 17th and 18th centuries lists 81 settings of Psalmbut none of Psalm 1. The Cambridge SingersJohn Rutter conductor. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Though Monteverdi was not the cir to compose operas, his Orfeo is recognised as the first truly dramatic example.


The King’s ConsortRobert King conductor. Mss score by Moteverdi Weckmann, Views Read Edit View history. Figures returned during the 11th century.

In illuminated manuscript psalters this start was traditionally marked by a large Beatus initial for the “B” of “Beatus”, and the two opening words are often much larger than the rest of the text. In each case, the words are used to refer to frequent and significant uses of these psalms in art, although the two psalms are prominent in different fields, art in the case of Psalm 1 and music in the case of Psalm They were published in eight volumes, composed over a period vor some 40 years, and in them he beafus adventurous, chromatic harmony and instrumental accompaniments.

Retrieved from ” https: In psalters of the Early and High Middle Ages there were often similarly large initials at the start of Psalm 51 52, “Q” for “Quid gloriaris” and Psalm”D” for “Domine”[5] marking traditional groupings of the psalms.

The piece is scored for six-part chorus and soloists, with organ, basso continuo and two obbligato violin parts.

A verses 1 to 4B verses 5 to 8A1 verse 9 plus the Gloria Patri. Between them these often take up a whole page. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Please use the dropdown buttons to bewtus your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

Psalm has been included in various places in Western Christian liturgyespecially in the context of vespersand has been rather unusually popular for musical settings, which are generally known by their opening words, “Beatus vir”.