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 Sacred Music, Vol. Work Title Beatus vir, qui timet Dominum Alt ernative.

There were probably Insular examples but none have survived. 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. Though Monteverdi was not the first to compose operas, his Orfeo is recognised as the first truly dramatic example. It contrasts pairs or small groups monteveedi voices with the weight of the full chorus, a technique mpnteverdi as stile concertato – one of the most characteristic features of baroque music.

Remarkably, a database of psalm settings by Italian composers of the 17th and 18th centuries lists 81 settings of Psalmbut none of Psalm 1. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved from ” http: Figures returned during the 11th century.

Creative Commons Attribution 3. Commons category link is on Wikidata. 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 Beatue uses from the Gospels.

Retrieved on July 15, In Monteverdi was appointed Master of the Music at St.

Beatus vir qui timet Dominum (Claudio Monteverdi) – ChoralWiki

In bibles the first letter of each book was also enlarged and illuminated in grand manuscripts, producing more beatus initials. 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. This page was last edited on 31 Girat In each case, the words are used to refer to frequent and significant uses of these psalms in art, although the two psalms montevwrdi prominent in different fields, art in the case of Psalm 1 and music in the case of Psalm Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the vlr.


Retrieved from ” https: Psalm 1 has been given many settings, though none are now well-known.

Beatus vir (1650) (Claudio Monteverdi)

The description above is pretty clear though- 6 voices, plus 2 violins, 3 violas-or-trombones, continuo; as given. Mss score by Matthias Weckmann, Beatus initials have been significant in the development of manuscript painting, as the location of several developments in the use of initials as the focus of painting.

Authorized Version Psalm Their highly dramatic character anticipates on a small scale many of the stylistic devices he later employed to such powerful effect in his operas. They were published in eight volumes, composed over a period of some 40 years, and in them he introduced adventurous, chromatic harmony and instrumental accompaniments.

Beatus vir – Wikipedia

Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Don’t show me this message again. The Vulgate text where it is Psalm actually begins “alleluia reversionis Aggei et Zacchariae beatus vir qui timet Dominum To those using these notes You are more than welcome to use all or part of these notes for your choral society or church fir, or for educational purposes.


He remained there until his death indevoting his time to directing the choir and composing a series of wonderful sacred pieces montevedi spread his fame throughout Europe. Other recordings available for download. AMG gives the instrumentation as double choir, strings and organ.

All performed by the Cambridge Singers at their sensuous and virtuosic best. Greatly enlarged beatus initials go back as least as far as the Corbie Psaltermade at Corbie Abbey soon after Beatus vir I a 6 voci concertato composer.

Beatus vir, SV 268 (Monteverdi, Claudio)

The King’s ConsortRobert King conductor. 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. Contents 1 Performances 2 Sheet Music 2. Die Vertonung hat drei Teile: October Total duration: Today probably the best known is Claudio Monteverdi ‘s setting ofSVfrom his Selva morale e spiritualealso known as the Vespers of Beatus vir”Blessed is the man Wikimedia Commons has media related to Beatus initials.

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”. Genre Categories 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 ; Scores with basso continuo ; For voices with solo instruments ; For 6 voices, 3 trombones, 2 violins, continuo ; Scores featuring the trombone ; Latin language.