Duo Seraphim clamabant alter ad alterum: Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth: Plena est omnis terra gloria eius. Tres sunt qui testimonium dant. Monteverdi’s rarely performed Vespers of the Blessed Virgin offers up a . The tenor trio, “Duo Seraphim,” with its text taken mostly from Isaiah , tells of. archetypical case in point is Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Ver- .. temporary pieces, and Duo Seraphim exhibits more virtuoso embellishment.

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Hedwigs Cathedral Berlin and chamber orchestra Carl Gorvin conductor. Vespers is composed around several Biblical texts that are traditionally used as part of the liturgy for several Marian feasts in the Roman Catholic church: Javascript is required for this feature. Some scholars have argued that this suggests that the Vespers was not intended as a single work, but it is generally performed as such.

Illa sacra et felix porta per quam mors fuit expulsa, introduxit autem vita? Views Read Edit View history. Typeset by Sabine Cassola. Omnes hanc ergo sequamur, qua cum gratia mereamur vitam aeternam consequamur.

CPDL Bass choir 2: According to Artusi, musical form took precedence over text; there were important rules of composition that needed to be followed, and he sedaphim Monteverdi for breaking them.

Editor Hans Ferdinand Redlich Sabine Cassola submitted Original text and translations may be found at Nigra sum sed formosa. In so doing, he both displays his prowess with traditional sacred compositional techniques and shows how they can be merged with modern expressive sensibilities.


An exchange between theorist Giovanni Maria Artusi and Monteverdi sparked a controversy that spoke volumes about an aesthetic shift taking place in European music. For more information, especially on the instrumental parts, see the editorial report. Italian translation Ascolta, o Cielo, le mie parole, piene di desiderio e perfuse di gioia.

However, their place in between the psalms indicates that they were intended to be part of the Vespers, but could also be performed on other occasions, such as at the court of the Duke of Mantua, Monteverdi’s monteverdu.

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InMonteverdi in fact won the mmonteverdi of maestro di cappella at San Marco in Venice, and we can be reasonably certain that this remarkable sacred work played a role in his engagement. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Say if this lady, lovely as the mon and glorious as the sun, fills with gladness the earth, heavens and seas.

Hear, O heaven, my words full of longing and suffused with joy. Retrieved from ” http: That sweet virgin Mary, foretold by the prophet Ezechiel, that eastern gate, Echo: He goes on to write that formatting the Vespers to fit a Marian feast made the work more “marketable”.

This montverdi piece includes soloists, chorus, and orchestra and has both liturgical and extra-liturgical elements.

Duo Seraphim clamabant à 3 (Claudio Monteverdi)

I beseech you, tell me who is she that rises up, bright as the dawn, and I shall bless her. The Vespers was first printed in Venice in when the composer was working at the ducal court in Mantua. Monteverdi was inspired not by words or music alone, but by the rhetorical potential of their union. Instruments are only specified in certain montevedri, leaving the conductor or editor to determine the composition of the orchestral accompaniment throughout most of the work.

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Vespro della beata vergine – Amadino, Venice, 9. Expressive in their own right, these movements become even more intimate when contrasted with the montveerdi sound of the choruses.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Creative Commons Zero 1. Retrieved from ” https: Frontpage from the Bassus Generalis, Venice, Claudio Monteverdi Number of voices: Original key and note values.

Many decisions are left to those who perform the Vespers. This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. L’Arte Musicale in ItaliaVol. As he was unhappy with his circumstances at the court of Mantua when the work was published inscholars have speculated that monteverei composition perhaps was the result of trying to find a different job in Venice or Rome—especially as Monteverdi dedicated the work to Pope Paul V.