Composer:   Claudio Monteverdi
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   CPDL
Edition:   NA
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella


Dr. Matthew Ferrell
St. Cloud State University
R&R Chair College & University

Cantate Domino first appeared in a collection of motets published in 1620. Although written for six-part choir, this composition is fairly attainable for choirs at many levels. The use of continuo will help ground choirs tonally, and the music has many homophonic sections. With his use of changing meters and shifts in character, Monteverdi shows a high level of precision in his ability to set the text. The use of chain suspensions make for a harmonically rich motet.