The San Jeronimo Monastery
Saturday 6 July 12:00 Chamber music concert


Vox Luminis

Lionel Meunier, director



Sacred Monteverdi

Claudio Monteverdi

Gloria a 7 voci, SV 258 (Selva morale e spirituale)

Dixit Dominus secondo, SV 264 (Selva morale e spirituale)

Beatrus vir, SV 268 (Selva morale e spirituale)

Adoramus te Christe (Libro primo de motetti, Giulio Bianchi, SV 289)

Cruxifixus, SV 259 (Selva morale e spirituale)

Laetaniae della Beata Vergine (Libro secondo de motetti, Giulio Cesare Bianchi)

Christe adoramus te (Libro primo de motetti, Giulio Bianchi, SV 289)

Confitebor terzo alla francese, SV 267 (Selva morale e spirituale)

Magnificat Primo, SV 281 (Selva morale e spirituale)

Running time: approx. 60 minutes without intermission

Monteverdi and the moral and spiritual emotions

Monteverdi’s Selva morale e spirituale is the most significant antology of his liturgic works since the Vespers of 1610. The title of the collection does not make reference to its content, but rather to the almost 30 years period in which Monteverdi worked as director of music at the basilica of Saint Mark in Venice (a position which, by the way, he always preferred to working as a civil servant at Mantua’s ducal court). The programme Vox Luminis (a Belgian ensemble specialized in ancient music) will be performing includes a selection of the five sections of the Selva which the composer from Cremona dedicated to Eleanora Gonzaga.