Schutz - Symphoniae Sacrae | Brilliant Classics 93953

Schutz - Symphoniae Sacrae

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Label: Brilliant Classics

Cat No: 93953

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 24th August 2009

Contents

Works

Schutz, Heinrich

Symphoniae Sacrae
» Benedicam Dominum in omni tempore, SWV267
» Es steh Gott auf, SWV356
» Fili mi, Absalon, SWV269
» Freuet euch des Herren, ihr Gerechten, SWV367
» Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener, SWV352
» Herr, unser Herrscher, wie herrlich ist dein Nam, SWV343
» Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr, SWV348
» Jubilate Deo in chordis, SWV276
» Lobet den Herrn in seinem Heiligtum, SWV350
» Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, SWV344
» Veni, dilecte mi, in hortum meum, SWV274
» Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, SWV366

Artists

Matteo Messori (organ)
Capella Augustana

Conductor

Matteo Messori

Works

Schutz, Heinrich

Symphoniae Sacrae
» Benedicam Dominum in omni tempore, SWV267
» Es steh Gott auf, SWV356
» Fili mi, Absalon, SWV269
» Freuet euch des Herren, ihr Gerechten, SWV367
» Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener, SWV352
» Herr, unser Herrscher, wie herrlich ist dein Nam, SWV343
» Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr, SWV348
» Jubilate Deo in chordis, SWV276
» Lobet den Herrn in seinem Heiligtum, SWV350
» Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, SWV344
» Veni, dilecte mi, in hortum meum, SWV274
» Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, SWV366

Artists

Matteo Messori (organ)
Capella Augustana

Conductor

Matteo Messori

About

Heinrich Schütz lived a long and successful life, and studied with some of the greatest masters of the time, including Monteverdi and Giovanni Gabrieli. He is generally considered to be the greatest German composer of the early Baroque. Travelling between positions in Copenhagen, Kassel and Dresden, his life was hit by personal tragedies – he outlived his wife and all his children, and the Thirty Years War severely disrupted his employment.

This CD contains selections from two of his three sets of Symphoniae Sacrae. The first set, composed in 1629, uses Latin texts, whilst the second and third sets are set to German texts.

Schütz’s genius lay in his ability to set words to music. The rhythmic strength of his music lies in his ability to capture the nuances of the words, and this skill enabled him to make a major contribution to Luther’s aim of establishing the vernacular as the literary and liturgical language of the Protestant religion. A similar move had been made in England with the adoption of English rather than Latin in sacred music, with the introduction of The Book of Common Prayer in the mid-16th century.

Recording made in 2003. Comprehensive booklet essay and sung texts are included.

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