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Stimmwerck
Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  Christophorus   Catalog #: 77364   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Samuel ScheidtAnonymousHans Leo HasslerEsaias Reusner,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The vocal ensemble Stimmwerck, supported by harp, lute and organ – has, with some scholarship, compiled a programme of music for Advent and Christmas from the time of the Reformation. Starting with the Gregorian chant of the Catholic liturgy, the so-called "O Antiphons", which were sung to the Magnificat in the last days of Advent, and elaborate Latin motets, it presents the development of Protestant German song as set by Michael Praetorius, Samuel Scheidt and Johann Hermann Schein. Here are to be found old friends, the almost folksong-like next to wonderful treasures, which are produced for the first time with the crystal clear and beautiful vocal sound, which one is used to from Stimmwerck. The vocal ensemble Stimmwerck, supported by harp, lute and organ – has, with some scholarship, compiled a programme of music for Advent and Christmas from the time of the Reformation. Starting with the Gregorian chant of the Catholic liturgy, the so-called "O Antiphons", which were sung to the Magnificat in the last days of Advent, and elaborate Latin motets, it presents the development of Protestant German song as set by Michael Praetorius, Samuel Scheidt and Johann Hermann Schein. Here are to be found old friends, the almost folksong-like next to wonderful treasures, which are produced for the first time with the crystal clear and beautiful vocal sound, which one is used to from Stimmwerck. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. O Jesulein süss, o Jesulein mild by Samuel Scheidt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1650; Halle, Germany 
2. O Clavis David by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
3. Fit porta Christi pervia by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
Period: Medieval 
4. Mit Ernst, o Menschenkinder by Hans Leo Hassler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1608 
5. O Adonai by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
6. Puer natus in Bethlehem by Esaias Reusner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
7. Gaude, guade laetare by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
8. O Rex Gentium by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
9. Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Germany 
10. Kaiser Augustus leget an by Leonhard Paminger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
11. Den die Hirten lobeten sehre by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
12. O Emmanuel by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
Period: Medieval 
13. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1619; Germany 
14. Musae Sioniae, Book 5: Der Morgenstern ist aufgedrungen by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1607; Germany 
15. O Sapientia by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
Period: Medieval 
16. Nox imminet by Petrus Scintillarius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
17. Dies est laetitia by Johannes Heugel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
18. Joseph, lieber Joseph mein by Leonhard Schröter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
Period: Renaissance 
19. Joseph, lieber Joseph mein by Esaias Reusner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
20. O Oriens by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
21. Resonet in laudibus by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1470 
22. Christum wir sollen loben schon by Andreas Raselius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
23. Christum wir sollen loben schon by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
24. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, hymn for 4 or 5 voices (& continuo) (2 versions, Cantional...) by Johann Hermann Schein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
Period: Baroque 
25. In dulci jubilo by Esaias Reusner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
26. Virga Jesse by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
Period: Medieval 
27. Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
28. O Radix Jesse by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
29. Als der gütige Gott by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
30. O admirabile commercium by Thomas Stoltzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck
Period: Renaissance 
31. Niet vermeld by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stimmwerck

Sound Samples

O Little One Sweet (after J.S. Bach's O Jesulein suss, o Jesulein mild, BWV 493)
O clavis David [Gregorian Antiphon]
Fir porta Christi pervia
Mit Ernst, o Menschenkinder
O Adonai
Puer natus in Bethlehem
Gaude, gaude laetare
O rex gentium
Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
Kaiser Augustus leget an
Den die Hirten lobeten sehre
O Emmanuel
Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern (arr. for harp)
Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern
O Sapientia
Nox imminet
Dies est laetitia Ein Kindelein so lobelich
Joseph, lieber Joseph mein
Joseph, lieber Joseph mein
O Oriens
Vom Himmel hoch
Christum wir sollen loben schon
Christum wir sollen loben schon
Nun komm der Heiden Heyland
In dulci jubilo
Virga Jesse
Vom Himmel hoch
O Radix Jesse
Als der gutige Gott
O admirabile commercium

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