Giovanni Paolo Cima (1570- 1630): Exaudi Domine

Cima’s Exaudi Domine takes its text from Psalm 26:7b,9b in the Clementine Vulgate, it’s one of his Concerti Ecclesiastici published in Milan in1610. It’s set for two voices and continuo and is a perfect example of Cima’s skilful and innovative blending of a somewhat ornamented secular declamatory style being used in sacred music. Enjoy :-).

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Giovanni Paolo Cima (1570- 1630): Exaudi Domine

Exaudi, Domine, vocem meam, qua clamavi ad te; miserere mei, et exaudi me.Hear, O Lord, my voice, with which I have cried to thee: have mercy on me and hear me.
Adjutor meus esto;
ne derelinquas me, neque despicias me,
Deus salutaris meus.

Psalm 26:7b,9b in the Clementine Vulgate

Be thou my helper,
forsake me not; do not thou despise me,
O God my Saviour.

Translation: Douay-Rheims

Performers: Santina Tomasello, Paolo Fanciullacci,  Musica Figurata

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