Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Claudio Monteverdi's Nisi Dominus

Monteverdi was probably the most important composer in the transition from Renaissance Polyphony to Baroque.  This beautiful piece from his his Vespro della Beata Vergine is a musical setting for Psalm 127, one of my favorites, which celebrates our reliance on God's Providence (you can read my post on Psalm 127 here).

Claudio Monteverdi by Bernardo Strozzi