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Great Sacred Concertos

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Disc: 1

  1. Kommt her, ihr gesegneten, dialogus for 3 voices & orchestra, SSWV 220
  2. Freue dich des Weibes deiner Jugend, for 4 voices, choir & orchestra, SSWV 181
  3. Nun lob mein Seel den Herren, for choir & orchestra, SSWV 555-557
  4. Ist nicht Ephraim mein teurer Sohn, for choir & orchestra, SSWV 553
  5. Ich bin die Auferstehung, for 5 voices & orchestra, SSWV 547
  6. Nun danket alle Gott, for choir & orchestra, SSWV i7

Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 27, 2007)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: CPO
  • ASIN: B000MRP1PA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #475,119 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By scott on May 19, 2008
Samuel Scheidt is relatively well known, at least by his instrumental and organ works, but his vocal music is quite hard to come by. There is a long-deleted recording on EMI of Christmas motets with the London Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble under Theresa Caudle, and some Oxbridge choir (I forget which), but aside from that, Scheidt's church music is basically unrecorded. When I heard about this recording by Wilson, I was very keen to buy it, as it would nicely fill a gap in my Scheidt collection.

Most of the pieces here are multi-choir motets, some of which are based on smaller scale versions for the lean times of the Thirty Years war. The music itself is very good, although not stunning or very innovative.
Scheidt was very much rooted in the Germanic Lutheran tradition of Praetorius and Schutz, and the music follows many of the conventions so familiar in the music of that time and place.

Roland Wilson has his usual forces, and they do their usual excellent job. The instruments of Musica Fiata are always very tight and secure, and never let down the performance. The vocalists of La Capella Ducale are also super. I must admit the sometimes in other recordings (Pachelbel motets specifically) I find Ralf Popken a bit harsh sounding, but here he does not distract at all. The two sopranos are excellent, and blend so well that I can't distinguish between them. The only reason I don't give this five stars, it that somehow there is nothing really special that makes this a recording to treasure. The music is very good, as is the performance, but it lacks a certain fizz or sparkle that this repetoire can possess. Overall, though, I welcome this release, and hope that further explorations into Scheidt's vocal music follow.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gio on February 13, 2009
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As I suggested in a previous review, if you're sated with the Three B's, you might want to become familiar with the Three SCH's of 17th Century German music: Heinrich Schütz, Johann Hermann Schein, and Samuel Scheidt. Schütz's reputation is secure and there are numerous superb recordings of his music; nearly his complete oeuvre is available. That's not the case with Schein or Scheidt. A few solid performances of Schein's finest work, "Israelis Brünnlein", have appeared on CDs. Scheidt's most ambitious compositions for voices and instruments are represented by just two worthy CDs, "Concertuum Sacrorum" performed by La Fenice/Ricercar Consort, and this disk, "The Great Sacred Concertos" performed by Musica Fiata/Capella Ducale. The Ricercar performance is easily the more exciting of the two; I've already reviewed it.

Scheidt was the ultimate home-boy in an era of musical cosmopolitanism. Born in the city Halle, near Leipzig, Scheidt spent only two years elsewhere, studying in Amsterdam with Jan Sweelink. His entire career was spent back in Halle in the service of the Margrave. Unfortunately, Halle was a strategic prize in the Thirty Years War, changing occupations several times, and the second half of Scheidt's musical history is a tale of depleted musical resources. The effects can be heard on the two CDs under discussion. Ricercar's selection of Scheidt compositions comes from his publications of 1620/22, while Musica Fiata's are taken from volumes published between 1631 and 1640, consisting mainly of small-scale works for two or three voices with continuo.

What is it that makes this CD less exciting? The same superb soprano, Monika Mauch, sings on both CDs.
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