Giovanni Paolo Cima (1570- 1630): Ad te desiderat

Cima’s Marian motet Ad te desiderat is a duo set for bass and one other voice which can be either a tenor or an alto over basso continuo. It’s got some nice ornamentation and a rather pleasing echo effect. Enjoy :-).

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Giovanni Paolo Cima (1570- 1630): Ad te desiderat

Ad te desiderat anima mea,
Maria beatissima,
tu flos paradisi,
super lilia convallium.

To you my soul,
Mary most blessed,
Flower of paradise,
More beautiful than
lilies of the valley.

Performers:  Alessandro Carmignani (tenor), Paolo Fanciullacci (bass), Musica Figurata

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