I’ve loved this motet from the first time I heard it and can’t resist posting a second performance of it. Palestrina published it in 1584 in his Fifth Book of Motets. It sets verses from Psalm 80 in the Vulgate and is a happy and decidedly cheerful piece of music that starts with an upward leap of exultation and is full of vivid word-painting depicting the musical instruments named in the text in turn1 Enjoy :-).
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (±1525-1594): Exultate Deo
Exultate Deo, adjutori nostro:
Triumph in God, our helper:
Performers: Westminster Cathedral Choir conducted by James O’Donnell (conductor)
- Timothy Dicky has a full analysis of it here: Exsultate Deo, motet for 5 voices… | Details | AllMusic. My previous posting is here: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (±1525-1594): Exsultate Deo | Saturday Chorale – mfi. ↩