Performed by Michele Laporte (soprano) and Philippe Malgouyres (organ).
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This religious solo motet was composed at the time Mozart was visiting Milan. It was written for the castrato Venanzio Rauzzini, Mozart's favourite for his operas, who had been Cecilio in Lucio Silla the previous year. Mozart made slight revisions around 1780. In modern times, the motet is usually sung by a soprano.
It is divided into three parts:
Although nominally for liturgical use, the motet has many features in common with Mozart's concert arias, such as those drawn from his operas. Mozart also used elements of concerto form in this motet.
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