Ab aeterno ordinata sum [I was set up from everlasting] (Proverbs 8:23-31) – Claudio Monteverdi
23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:
29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
30 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;
31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.
Ab aeterno ordinata sum (published in Selva morale e spirituale, 1640), composed by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Mottetto a voce sola in basso di Claudio Monteverdi
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Violoncello – Riccardo Dalla Noce
Clavicembalo – Lorenzo Donati
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