Editor’s Note: Antonio Vivaldi’s Beatus Vir, RV 597, is a setting of Psalm 111 of the Latin Vulgate. The title of the piece comes from the first words of the Psalm (“Blessed be the man”), and the ninth movement of the work sets the words, “In memoria aeterna erit iustus, ab auditione mala non timebit” (“The just shall be remembered forever, he shall not fear evil tidings”).

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