This sheet music is an extract from “Selva morale e spiritual.” This is the major part of the church music composed by Claudio Monteverdi by the end of his life. This motet has a particular writing which you will certainly like. The SATB rather homophonic writing contrasts with the soloist voice and the basso continuo accompaniment. Binary and ternary sections enhance the ritornello aspect of choirs’ parts. This is a way of celebrating the 450th anniversary of his birth.