Thursday, 15 January 2009

Antonio Vivaldi: Nulla in mundo pax sincera

With soprano Emma Kirkby.

1. Aria:

Nulla in mundo pax sincera,
Sine felle; pura et vera
Dulcis Jesu est in te.

Inter poenas et tormenta,
Vivit anima contenta,
Casti amoris, sola spe.


There is no true peace in the world
without bitterness; in you, sweet Jesus,
it is pure and rightful.

Amongst anguish and torment
lives the contented soul,
its only hope, chaste love.


  1. Emma Kirkby has such a pure and lovely voice. She is unmatched in this repertoire. I saw her at Wigmore Hall some years ago singing Dowland and have not forgotten it - or the severe look she gave the lutenist accompanying her when he fluffed his entry!

  2. I'm here by way of OF, Ninon and your blog is a delight, both for the ears and eyes.
    Lovely Vivaldi, Emma is an amazing interpreter.

  3. Does anyone happen to know when Nulla in Mundo pax sincera was made? (the Year) I can't find it anywhere on the internet...