Cozzolani - Nisi Dominus

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    Cozzolani's setting of the psalm Nisi Dominus is available for immediate download in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. Cozzolani - Nisi Dominus is also available on Magnificat's recording of the complete works of Cozzolani on the CD "Salmi a Otto Voci (1650)". It is programmed on this recording as part of a liturgical reconstruction of Second Vespers for the Feast of the Annunciation.

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    This triple CD set includes a bonus disc with discussion with musical examples of Chiara Margarita Cozzolani and the music of Milanese concerts by Magnificat Artistic Director Warren Stewart. Purchase of the CD set also includes immediate download of 23 track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

    Twelve tracks on this recording are also available on Magnificat's recordings of the complete works of Cozzolani on the CDs Volume I: "Salmi a Otto Voci (1650)" and Volume II: "Concerti Sacri (1642)".
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Warren Stewart, artistic director

Coro Primo
Catherine Webster, soprano
Margaret Bragle, alto
Jennifer Ellis Kampani, tenor (soprano)
Karen Clark, bass (alto)

Coro Secondo
Ruth Escher, soprano
Suzanne Jubenville, alto
Andrea Fullington, tenor (soprano)
Elizabeth Anker, bass (alto)

John Dornenburg, violone
David Tayler, theorbo
Hanneke van Proosdij, organ
Warren Stewart, conductor

lyrics

Text & English Translation

Nisi Dominus aedificaverit domum:
in vanum laboraverunt qui aedificant eam.
Nisi Dominus custodierit civitatem:
frustra vigilat qui custodit eam.
Vanum est vobis ante lucem surgere:
surgite postquam sederitis
qui manducatis panem doloris.
Cum dederit dilectis suis somnum:
ecce haereditas Domini, filii:
merces, fructus ventris.
Sicut sagittae in manu potentis:
ita filii excussorum.
Beatus vir qui implevit desiderium suum ex ipsis:
non confundetur cum loquetur
inimicis suis in porta.
Gloria Patri et Filio :
et Spiritui Sancto.
Sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper:
et in secula seculorum. Amen.

Unless the Lord build the house:
they labor in vain that build it.
Unless the Lord keep the city:
he watcheth in vain that keepeth it.
It is vain for you to rise before dawn:
rise after you have rested,
you who eat the bread of sorrow.
When He shall give sleep to His beloved:
behold the inheritance of the Lord are children:
the reward, the fruit of the womb.
As arrows in the hand of the mighty:
so are the children of them that have been
shaken.
Blessed is the man that hath filled the desire with
them:
he shall not be confounded when he shall speak
to his enemies in the gate.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son :
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, now, and for ever:
world without end. Amen.

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from Cozzolani: Vespro della Beata Vergine, released December 1, 2001
Released on Musica Omnia MO0103. Peter Watchorn, producer; Joel Gordon, engineer & mastering.

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