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 :-).
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.
Performers: Santina Tomasello, Paolo Fanciullacci, Musica Figurata