Claudio Monteverdi

Monteverdi: Dixit Dominus and other motets
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Director: Richard Marlow
Conifer CDCF212


  1. Dixit Dominus Domino meo (SATB/SATB) (1650) (6:52)
  2. Adoramus te, Christe (SSATTB) (1620) (4:44)
  3. Lauda Jerusalem Dominum (SATTB) (1650) (5:49)
  4. Christe, adoramus te (1620) (SSATB) (2:55)
  5. Laudate pueri Dominum (1650) (SATTB) (5:15)
  6. Memento David et omnis mansuetudinis ejus (1640) (SATB/ATTB) (7:13)
  7. Cantate Domino canticum novum (1620) (SSATTB) (1:53)
  8. Beatus vir qui timet Dominum (1640) (SATTB) (5:12)
  9. Letaniæ della Beata Vergine Maria (1650) (SSATTB) (9:30)
  10. Laetatus sum in his quae dicta sunt mihi (1650) (SATTB) (6:26)
  11. Domine, ne in furore tuo (1620) (SSATTB) (4:10)
  12. Nisi Dominus aedificaverit domum (1650) (SSATTB) (8:51)

Recorded: January1992

Timing: 69:15

A quite substantial selection of both single and double choir pieces by Monteverdi, mainly taken from the Selva Morale of 1640, the Messa et Salmi of 1650 and Giulio Banchi's Motetti libro primo of 1620, performed by a moderately large choir. Most of the works are relatively straightforward, without virtuosic solo parts. The litany was probably written for one of the four feasts specifically dedicated to the virgin Mary in Venice.

Performers: Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge (8S, 4A, 5T, 5B) directed by Richard Marlow; Paula Chateauneuf - Chitarrone; Angela East - Viola da Gamba; Elizabeth Bradley - Violone; Silas Standage, Philip Rushforth - Organ.

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