Vespro della Beata Vergine Vespers for the Blessed Virgin , SV , is a musical setting by Claudio Monteverdi of the evening vespers on Marian feasts , scored for soloists, choirs , and orchestra. It is an ambitious work in both scope and variety of style and scoring, and has a duration of around 90 minutes. Published in Venice with a dedication to Pope Paul V dated 1 September as Sanctissimae Virgini Missa senis vocibus ac Vesperae pluribus decantandae, cum nonnullis sacris concentibus, ad Sacella sive Principum Cubicula accommodata "Mass for the Most Holy Virgin for six voices, and Vespers for several voices with some sacred songs, suitable for chapels and ducal chambers" , it is sometimes called Monteverdi's Vespers of Monteverdi composed the music while musician and composer for the Gonzagas , the Dukes of Mantua. The libretto is compiled from several Latin Biblical and liturgical texts. The 13 movements include the introductory Deus in adiutorium , five Psalms, four concertato motets and a vocal sonata on the " Sancta Maria " litany, several differently scored stanzas of the hymn " Ave maris stella ", and a choice of two Magnificats.
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Claudio Monteverdi: Ave Maris Stella
Claudio Monteverdi: Ave maris stella
Ave maris stella (Claudio Monteverdi)