Johannes Stobaeus was the Brandenburg-Prussian court Kapellmeister and was taught by Eccard. In 1642 and 1644 he published his Preussische Festlieder which is a musical monument to himself and his teacher. This CD marks the 400th anniversary of Eccard’s death and celebrates both the composer and Protestant church music.
“Although I am struggling to think of Eccard as a Palestrina-clone these pieces do have a spirituality of their own which can be quite captivating in small doses. This is not a reflection on the performers. They evidently understand the style, have ideal intonation and clear diction with immaculate instrumental support...For its period and for its aims the music works well.” MUSIC WEB