Psalm for SSB, 2 violin, viola, oboe, continuo
Lotti wrote several settings of this Psalm, no doubt for Vespers. There is one setting for two voices (TB) and continuo; two settings for three voices and instruments (the other is for two sopranos and alto); and one for four voices and instruments. This setting displays some of Lotti's most superlative writing and offers the opportunity for a virtuoso performance by soloists and players. The work is entirely in the aria style, with a selection of solos, duets and trios, accompanied by strings and oboe.
This piece can be heard on a recording of Vesper Psalms by Lotti, performed by the Sächsisches Vokalensemble and Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, conducted by Matthias Jung.
Performance time: 25 minutes.