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Gloria in D (RV589)


Antonio Vivaldi

SATB Choir and Soprano and Alto Solo and Accompaniment


Gloria in excelsis Deo
Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis
Laudamus te, Benedicimus te, Adoramus te Glorificamus te
Gratias agimus tibi
Propter magnam gloriam tuam
Domine Deus, Rex caelestis, Deus pater omnipotens
Domine Fili unigenite, Jesu Christe
Domine Deus, Agnus Dei,Filius Patris, Qui tollis peccata mundi, Miserere nobis Domine Deus,
Rex caelestis, Domine Fili unigenite, Miserere nobis
Qui tollis peccata mundi,Suscipe deprecationem nostram
Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, Miserere nobis
Quoniam tu solus Sanctus, Tu solus Dominus, Tu solus Altissimus Jesu Christe,
Cum Sancto Spiritu, In gloria Dei Patris Amen


Gloria in D - Vivaldi

Created 15-Sep-08 Revised 06-Jul-13

Gloria in D (Complete)
National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia and National Chamber Choir or Armenia
Soprano M. Galoyan - Soprano H. Harutyunova - Mezzo-soprano N. Ananikyan

University of North Texas: Collegium Singers and Baroque Orchestra

This is the better known setting of the Gloria, simply known as "the Vivaldi Gloria" due to its outstanding popularity. This piece, along with its mother composition RV 588, was composed at the same time during Vivaldi's employment at the Pieta. Two introduzioni exist as explained in the aforementioned article.

RV 589 is more mature and original than its predecessor, however evidence of obvious inspiration (and plagiarism) still exist. The first movement's chorus shares similar key modulations to that of the first movement of RV 588, only modified to fit a triple meter instead of the quadruple meter of RV 588; the orchestral motifs are also shared, including octaval jumps in the primal motives of the piece. The second movement is much more dramatic in RV 589, but nevertheless shares with RV Anh. 23 in that the second movement of both employ the use of incessant and repetitious semiquaver behind chord progressions in the chorus. The "Qui Tollis" movement of RV 589 is rhythmically similar to the first few measures of RV 588 (and ultimately RV Anh. 23). The last movement, "Cum Sancto Spiritu," is essentially an "upgraded" version of Ruggieri's original movement” that is to say, updated to fit the standards of the emerging classical style, with the addition of accidentals that were missing in RV Anh. 23 and RV 588.


Gloria in excelsis Deo (Chorus)
Et in terra pax (Chorus)
Laudamus te (Sopranos I and II)
Gratias agimus tibi (Chorus)
Propter magnam gloriam (Chorus)
Domine Deus (Soprano)
Domine, Fili unigenite (Chorus)
Domine Deus, Agnus Dei (Contralto and Chorus)
Qui tollis peccata mundi (Chorus)
Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris (Contralto)
Quoniam tu solus sanctus (Chorus)
Cum Sancto Spiritu (Chorus)

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