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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Creative Commons Attribution 3. AMG gives the instrumentation as double choir, strings and organ. In bibles the first letter of each book was also enlarged and illuminated in grand manuscripts, producing more beatus initials. Commons category link is mongeverdi Wikidata. Though Monteverdi was not the first to compose operas, his Orfeo is recognised as the first truly dramatic example. Psalm 1 naturally begins the text of the Book of Psalms.

Their highly dramatic character anticipates on a small scale many of the stylistic devices he later employed to such powerful effect in his operas. In Monteverdi was appointed Master of the Music moneverdi St. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all vor and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Today probably the best known is Claudio Monteverdi ‘s setting ofSVfrom his Selva morale e spiritualealso known as the Vespers of October Total duration: Beatus initials have been significant in the monteverdl of manuscript painting, as the location of several developments in the use of initials as the focus of painting.

Beatus vir qui timet Dominum (Claudio Monteverdi)

If you wish to use these notes for commercial purposes, e. A verses 1 to 4B verses 5 to 8A1 verse 9 plus the Gloria Patri. 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.



He remained there until his death indevoting his time to directing the choir and composing a series of wonderful sacred pieces which spread his fame throughout Europe. In the B section of the setting, perhaps prompted by the initial image of happiness, Monteverdi changes to triple time and a new set of bass patterns; again, not quite a ground bass, but with recognizable repetitions.

Beatus vir”Blessed is the man To those 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.

Beatus vir qui timet Dominum II (Claudio Monteverdi)

Psalms ; Religious works ; For 6 voices, 2 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 ; Scores featuring the viola ; Monheverdi with basso continuo ; For voices with solo instruments beattus For 6 voices, 3 trombones, 2 violins, continuo ; Scores featuring the trombone ; Latin language.

There were probably Insular examples but none have survived.

Illuminated psalters Psalm settings Vulgate Latin words and phrases. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. All performed by the Cambridge Singers at their sensuous and virtuosic best.

Other divisions of text produced different groupings, of eight or ten groups, but all had a group beginning at Psalm 1. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

Retrieved from ” http: 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”. 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.

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The description above is pretty clear though- 6 voices, plus 2 violins, 3 violas-or-trombones, continuo; as given.

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Contents 1 Performances 2 Sheet Music 2. Altogether the phrase occurs 14 times in the Vulgate text, eight times in the Book of Psalmsand four in the rest of the Old Testamentwith neither of the New Testament uses from the Gospels. 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.

Work Title Beatus vir, qui timet Dominum Alt ernative.

He revolutionised the music of the theatre and the church with his dramatic and imaginative use of instruments and voices, and with his daring harmonies. The Sacred ,onteverdi, Vol. Mss score by Matthias Weckmann, Wikimedia Commons has media related to Beatus initials.

This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat Retrieved from ” https: Between them these often take up a whole page. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. Retrieved on July 15, King David was regarded as the author of the psalms, and many initials included depictions of him, so serving also as author portraits ; [7] the rounded compartments of the letter “B” often allowed two scenes to be shown.

The musical setting is constructed in three sections: Batus each case, the monteverdl are used to refer to frequent and significant uses of these montevefdi 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