February 10, 2010

Solemn Associations: Vir Beātum

Tom Roper, in a moment of divine inspiration, has let it be known that yours truly, or my name at least, puts him in mind of Psalm 112, set by Monteverdi. Far be it from me to argue with such associations. Without further comment, I leave you with the King James version of Psalm 112, and a performance of said piece by Monteverdi, conducted by Jean Tubery.



1 Praise ye the LORD.
     Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD,
     that delighteth greatly in his commandments.
2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth:
     the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house:
     and his righteousness endureth for ever.
4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness:
     he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
5 A good man showeth favor, and lendeth:
     he will guide his affairs with discretion.
6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever:
     the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings:
     his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.
8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid,
     Until he see his desire upon his enemies.
9 He hath dispersed,
     he hath given to the poor;
     his righteousness endureth for ever;
     his horn shall be exalted with honor.
10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved;
     he shall gnash his teeth, and melt away:
     the desire of the wicked shall perish.

2 comments:

  1. Bliss, I love Monteverdi when he's performed well.Thank you for this, it's beautiful.

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  2. I think so too. Thanks forwarded to Tom Roper.

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