During the third concert in our series »Music from Wolfenbüttel Castle« in
2017, sacred compositions from the Opus Novum of Daniel Selichius were
presented and recorded. Selichius was born in Wittenberg in 1581 and
succeeded Michael Praetorius as court chapel master in Wolfenbüttel during
1621-26. His oeuvre includes the twenty-four sacred concertos of his Opus
Novum of Sacred Latin and German Concertos and Psalms of David. This
collection published in Wolfenbüttel in 1624 was one of the earliest
printed collections of fully dimensioned sacred concertos in Protestant
Germany. For these concertos we once again have obtained the services of
the Weser-Renaissance Ensemble of Bremen under its conductor Prof. Dr.
Manfred Cordes. This ensemble specializes in early music and over the
decades has produced interpretations of Baroque music regarded as exemplary
in this field.