“Lauda Jerusalem», Claudio Monteverdi | The Green Mountain Project 2012

“Lauda Jerusalem” (1650), Giovanni Gabrieli (1567-1643)

Jolle Greenleaf, soprano
Scott Mello, Marc Molomot, and Zachary Wilder, tenors
Jesse Blumberg, bass
Hank Heijink and Daniel Swenberg, theorbo
Avi Stein, organ

Selection from «A Grand Festive Vespers in Venice, c. 1640, for the Feast of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary”
January 3, 2012
The Church of St. Jean Baptiste, New York City

The Green Mountain Project (honoring the literal translation of Monteverdi’s name) is an annual event that began in NYC in 2010 under the musical direction of Scott Metcalfe and artistic direction of Jolle Greenleaf. Learn more: http://tenet.nyc/green-mountain-project

Audio Recording: Marc Aubort
Cameras: Dan Fridman, Scott Greenleaf and John Stone
Video Editing: John Stone.

English translation:
Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem, praise your God, O Sion.
For he has strengthened the bars of your gates:
he has blessed your children within you.
He makes peace within your borders,
and fills you with the finest of the wheat.
He sends forth his commandment upon the earth:
very swiftly runs his word. He gives snow like wool:
he scatters cloud like ashes.
He casts forth his ice like morsels:
in the face of his cold, who shall stand?
He will send out his word and melt them:
his wind will blow and the waters will flow.
He reveals his word to Jacob,
his statutes and judgements unto Israel.
He has not dealt so with any other nation,
and he has not shown his judgements to them.
Glory be to the Father…

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