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Monteverdi, Vespers of 1610

 

 

 

FOR THE MOST HOLY

VIRGIN,

A MASS FOR SIX VOICES

[FOR CHURCH CHOIRS]

AND VESPERS TO BE SUNG

BY SEVERAL VOICES,

WITH SEVERAL SACRED SONGS,

SUITED FOR CHAPELS OR THE CHAMBERS OF PRINCES

THE WORK

OF CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI,

RECENTLY COMPOSED

AND DEDICATED TO THE MOST BLESSED POPE PAUL V.

Venice, by Riccianlo Amadino.

1610.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monteverdi, Vespers – libretto

 

 

Posted here is Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespera della Beata Vergine in the version known as the Vespers of 1610. A complete libretto (Word document) is attached above.

I have known and admired the Vespers for a long time, and finally got to hear them performed live, in an outstanding performance by Tenet Vocal Artists, a Renaissance music choral group, at the Church of Saint Jean Baptiste in Manhattan on January 2, 2020.

 

— posted by Roger W. Smith

    February 2020

 

 

 

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the complete work