• ACC24299 Katalognummer
  • 4015023242999 EAN
  • CD Format
  • 2015 Utgivelsesår

La Petite Bande

Kuijken, Sigiswald | Sämann, Gerlinde | Kuijken, Marie | Collardelle, Stephen | Schreiber, Daniel | Scherpe, Stephan | Schoch, Knut | Hamann, Jens | Vock, Stefan | Kuijjken, Sara | Mooij, Marrie | Thiers, Marleen | Alard, Benjamin

Schütz, Heinrich



Schütz, Heinrich:

1. Aus der Tiefe (SWV 25, from Psalmen Davids, 1619)
2. Das ist je gewisslich wahr (SWV 277. Funeral motet for J.H. Schein, 1631)
3. Was betrübst du dich, meine Seele? (SWV 353, from Symphoniae Sacrae II, 1647)
4. Selig sind die Toten (SWV 331, from Geistliche Chormusik, 1648)
5. Zweierlei bitte ich (SWV 360, from Symphoniae Sacrae I, 1647

Musikalische Exequien (SWV 279-281, Dresden 1636)
6. Teil 1: "Concert in Form einer teutschen Begräbnis-Missa"
7. Teil 2: Motette "Herr, wenn ich nur Dich habe"
8 Teil 3: Canticum Simeonis "Herr nun lässest Du Deinen Diener in Frieden fahren"


Heinrich Schütz composed the Musikalische Exequien SWV 279-281 for the funeral of his patron Prince Heinrich Posthumus Reuß 1635/1636. Of the three parts, which were to be performed during three different sections of the funeral service the first part, in the form of a sacred concerto for choir and soloists, is based on the numerous biblical passages which, in accordance with the instructions given by the deceased were to be recited at the coffin, which the deceased himself had designed during his lifetime. This part is followed by a motet for double choir based on the text of a sermon ("Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe"), and at the conclusion of the hymn of praise to Simeon ("Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener in Frieden fahren"), a choir apart from the main choir intones "Selig sind die Toten" from heaven, so to speak. With this composition, written as a commission, Schütz created one of the most artistic and heartfelt works of mourning ever written in the history of music.

For his recording, Sigiswald Kuijken decided on a soloistic rendering of the individual parts, thus attaining greater transparency. In the middle parts, Kuijken uses high tenors – no altus or countertenors – who possess the specific ability to sing the middle parts over the entire tessitura clearly and with good balance, contributing great richness to the overall sound.


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Schütz, Heinrich: Musikalische Exequien, SWV 279-281 (Op. 7) <span>-</span> La Petite Band Schütz, Heinrich: Musikalische Exequien, SWV 279-281 (Op. 7) La Petite Band

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