Vivaldi’s Domine Deus

[H/T Graaf]

Shall we go for baroque?

Vivaldi’s “Domine Deus” from the Gloria in D Major, RV589 is a well known solo for soprano and oboe.

Here is a very nice one, even if they don’t bother to credit the oboist.

The soprano here is more my style. This is the Chamber Orchestra & Choir of Utrecht Music Conservatory, in the Netherlands:

This is most excellent, with a star-studded cast, and includes the whole choral piece (playlist is in the first comment), and also includes charming footage of the group members interacting in the darkened church between recording sessions. The director is Rinaldo Alessandrini and contralto Sara Mingardo is also featured. Sadly, the oboe part is played by a violin, but don’t let that stop you from watching it, and getting out the good speakers to plug into your laptop. This is really most excellent.

If you want to play this yourself, here is the score so you can sing or play along. The rest of the score is below the fold.

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