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Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott / Meunier, Jacobs, Vox Luminis

Release Date: 02/09/2018 
Label:  Ricercar   Catalog #: 153  
Composer:  Heinrich ScheidemannMichael AltenburgAndreas HammerschmidtPaul Siefert,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This new release is devoted to the Lutheran liturgical repertory from Martin Luther himself to Heinrich Schutz. The first half of the release comprises compositions specific to the Lutheran liturgy: Deutsche Messe, Deutsches Magnificat, Deutsche Passion (the first German polyphonic Passion, by Joachim von Burck) and even a reconstruction of a Deutsches Requiem drawn from polyphonic works that set the same texts as those Brahms was later to use for his Deutsches Requiem. The second half presents a selection of motets arranged according to the liturgical calendar, from Advent to Trinity. These polyphonic pieces were written by a wide range of composers including Martin Luther, Andreas Hammerschmidt, Michael Praetorius, Joachim von Burck, Read more Christoph Bernhardt, Heinrich Schu¨tz, Thomas Selle, Melchior Franck, Caspar Othmayr, Michael Altenburg, Samuel Scheidt, Johann Hermann Schein and Johann Walter. The organist Bart Jacobs completes the programme with a few organ pieces by seventeenth-century composers. Read less

Works on This Recording

Praeambulum for Organ in D minor by Heinrich Scheidemann
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland by Michael Altenburg
Freude, Freude, grosse Freude by Andreas Hammerschmidt
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 
Puer natus in Bethlehem by Paul Siefert
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Period: Baroque 
Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, canon for 4 voices, SSWV 117 by Samuel Scheidt
Period: Baroque 
O Jesulein, mein Jesulein by Johann Hermann Schein
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Lass mich Dein sein (Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder) by Delphin Strungk
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 

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