Andreas Hammerschmidt: Ach Jesus Stirbt / Vox Luminis, Clematis

Release Date: 10/9/2020
Label: Ricercar
Catalog Number: RIC418
Conductor: Lionel Meunier
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vox Luminis, Clematis
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Andreas Hammerschmidt is undoubtedly the most unjustly neglected composer of seventeenth-century Lutheran Germany. Very few recordings have been devoted to him, even though his music was widely published during his lifetime. The fifteen or so published collections offer a great variety of works, which, like those of his famous contemporary Heinrich Schutz, illustrate the fusion between the Lutheran polyphonic tradition and the various stylistic influences of the Italian Baroque. For this musical portrait of Hammerschmidt, Vox Luminis has drawn on several of these collections in order to offer as rounded a picture as possible of the variety of the composer’s styles. The entire programme is structured around texts for Passiontide and Easter, introduced by an intensely moving madrigalian motet on the death of Christ, Ach Jesus stirbt.
Works on This Recording
1. Ach! Jesus stirbt, motet for chorus & ensemble by Andreas Hammerschmidt
Conductor: Lionel Meunier
Orchestra/Ensemble: Clematis, Vox Luminis
Period: Baroque
Written: 1671 ;
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