Basilica di San Marco (Courtesy: brittanica.com)

Antonio Vivaldi – Gloria (1715)

Studied again in the context of Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in research on the settings of the Magnificat. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto, / Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Monteverdi, towards the end of his Magnificat, sets these words with that extraordinary, imitative responsory by…