Claudio Monteverdi was an Italian composer, gambist, singer and Roman Catholic priest. Monteverdi’s work, often regarded as revolutionary, marked the change from the Renaissance style of music to that of the Baroque period. He developed two styles of composition – the heritage of Renaissance polyphony and the new basso continuo technique of the Baroque. Monteverdi wrote one of the earliest operas, L’Orfeo, a novel work that is the earliest surviving opera still regularly performed.
für fünf Soli (SSTTB), gemischten Chor (SATB), zwei Violinen und Basso continuo (Instrumente ad lib)
aus: Selva morale et spirituale
for: Soloists, mixed choir (SATB), instruments