Sunday, November 2, 2014

All Saints - Exsultate Justi!

In England and Wales, the feast of All Saints is being celebrated today (and All Souls tomorrow). With the music of our prayers let us lift our hearts to God, as we praise him with all the saints in heaven.

The following piece, Exsultate justi, is a setting by Ludovico da Viadana (1564-1645) of Psalm 32:1-2:

Exsultate justi in Domino: rectos decet collaudatio. 
Confitemini Domino in cithara. In psalterio decem chordarum psallite illi. 
 Cantate ei canticum novum: bene psallite ei in vociferacione.

Let the just rejoice in the Lord: it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
Sing to him to the psaltery and the ten-stringed lute.
Make him a new song: sing to him well with strong voice.

Sung by the Cantoria Sine Nomine di Castelnuovo (Italy), directed by Carlo Andriollo

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