Psalm 25: 1-3a [Latin] – Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

Original Latin:

Ad te, Domine, levavi animam meam; Deus meus, in te confido; non erubescam; Neque irrideant me inimici mei; etenim qui te exspectant non confudentur.

Alessandro Scarlatti
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“Ad te Domine levavi animam meam,” a 4-voice, a cappella Offertory for Advent I, composed in 1705 by Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)

Alessandro Scarlatti ❧ Ad te Domine levavi

Performed by POLYPHONIA

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Great walls of Palamidi Fortress
Great walls of Palamidi Fortress. Photo by Ken Russell Salvador / CC BY 2.0

Psalm 90:1-2 [Latin: Psalmi 89:1-2]

Lord, Thou hast been our refuge, from generation to generation.

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

Dómine, refúgium factus es nobis a generatióne et progénie. Priusquam montes fierent, aut formaretur terra et orbis, a saeculo et usque in saeculum tu es, Deus. Alleluia.

Domine refugium factus es nobis, composed by Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)

A. Scarlatti: Domine, Refugium Factus es Nobis

Performed by Heinrich Schütz Choir

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Psalm 81 (Psalm 80 in Vulgate) from Psalter of Eleanor of Aquitaine (ca. 1185)
Psalm 81 (Psalm 80 in Vulgate) from Psalter of Eleanor of Aquitaine (ca. 1185)

Psalm 81:2 [Latin]

Rejoice to God our helper: sing aloud to the God of Jacob.

Exsultate Deo adjutori nostro; jubilate Deo Jacob.

Exultate Deo, composed by Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)

Alessandro Scarlatti: Exultate Deo

Performed by Stockholm Singers, Conductor Bo Aurehl

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Scarlatti as a young man.
Scarlatti as a young man.

Psalm 30:1-2 [Latin]

1 I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

Exaltabo te Domine by Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Offertory for Ash Wednesday & Pentecost XI

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725), Exaltabo te, Domine

Performed by Cappella Musicale Corradiana

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