Psalm for SSA, 2 violin, viola, continuo
Source: Venice, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.
This is the second setting of this text for three voices, this time written for SSA. The source is a rare example of an autograph, and the music thought to have been written for the girls of the Ospedale degli Incurabili. Lotti wrote several solo motets for soprano or alto solo and instruments, but this is the only work for an ensemble of voices written for the figlie di coro of the Ospedale.
It requires a bravura performance from the three female soloists -- and the violinists, too!
Performance time: 25 minutes.