Sunday, May 15, 2011

Psalm 113 - Cappella Clausura

Cappella Clausura is an ensemble of sopranos, altos, and early music instrumentalists who research and bring to light works written by women, especially concentrating on repertoire by women in the cloister, or in clausura, during the Italian baroque period. This astonishingly beautiful piece, performed by Cappella Clausura, was composed by a Benedictine nun of the 16th century, Chiara Cozzolani. The performance begins about 15 seconds into the video.

1 Laudate pueri Dominum laudate nomen Domini
2 Sit nomen Domini benedictum ex hoc nunc et usque in saeculum
3 A solis ortu usque ad occasum laudabile nomen Domini
4 Excelsus super omnes gentes Dominus super caelos gloria eius
5 Quis sicut Dominus Deus noster qui in altis habitat
6 Et humilia respicit in caelo et in terra
7 Suscitans a terra inopem et de stercore erigens pauperem
8 Ut conlocet eum cum principibus cum principibus populi sui
9 Qui habitare facit sterilem in domo matrem filiorum laetantem

1 Praise, children of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.
2 Blessed be the name of the LORD both now and forever.
3 From the rising of the sun to its setting let the name of the LORD be praised.
4 High above all nations is the LORD; above the heavens God's glory.
5 Who is like the LORD, our God enthroned on high,
6 looking down on heaven and earth?
7 The LORD raises the needy from the dust, lifts the poor from the ash heap,
8 Seats them with princes, the princes of the people.
9 The LORD makes a barren woman to dwell in a house, the joyful mother of children.


  1. Nothing compares to uplifting music. Thank you for sharing.

  2. WOW! Good music...what a treat!

  3. @Trestin & Joe - Thanks for stopping in. Still having a difficult time getting back to posting . . . . , so I appreciate it all the more.