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Sacred Concerti / Harpsichord Music

Matthias Weckmann , Susan Gritton , Paul Agnew , Stephen Varcoe , Susanna Pell , Julian Podger , Robert Woolley , The Purcell Quartet Audio CD
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Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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listen  1. Wie liegt die Stadt so wuste (How doth the city sit solitary)Susan Gritton16:10Album Only
listen  2. Toccata IVRobert Woolley 4:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Partita No. 3 in B Minor: I. PraeludiumRobert Woolley0:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Partita No. 3 in B Minor: II. AllemandaRobert Woolley 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Partita No. 3 in B Minor: III. CouranteRobert Woolley 1:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Partita No. 3 in B Minor: IV. SarabandRobert Woolley 1:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Partita No. 3 in B Minor: V. GigueRobert Woolley 2:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Zion spricht, der Herr hat mich verlassen (Zion said, the Lord hath forsaken me)Paul Agnew11:04Album Only
listen  9. Toccata dal 12 tuono VRobert Woolley 5:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Partita No. 2 in C Minor: I. AllemandaRobert Woolley 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Partita No. 2 in C Minor: II. GigueRobert Woolley 1:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Partita No. 2 in C Minor: III. CourantRobert Woolley 1:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Partita No. 2 in C Minor: IV. Saraband and Le DoubleRobert Woolley 2:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Weine nicht, es hat uberwunden (Weep not, the lion of the tribe of Juda)Paul Agnew13:32Album Only


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Product Details

  • Performer: Matthias Weckmann, Susan Gritton, Paul Agnew, Stephen Varcoe, Susanna Pell, et al.
  • Audio CD (November 30, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Alliance
  • ASIN: B00002EPMV
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #706,798 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A great find! August 17, 2002
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Matthias Weckmann is probably best known today to organists and music historians (he was among the most prominant followers and pupils of Heinrich Schutz), and his vocal music is rarely performed or recorded. This exemplary performance by the Purcell Quartet with a group of fine vocal soloists could do a lot to change that. The three "sacred concertos" offered here are full of inventive text setting and striking musical effects, owing not a little to the influence of Monteverdi. Of particular note is the final piece on the recording, "Weine nicht" in which an initial lamentation gives way to one of the most exuberently joyous, protracted "Amen" codas around. The performances are first rate throughout. To my ear, the harpsichord music which bridges the vocal works is not as original, but is expertly performed by Robert Woolley. All around, a great recording of little-known works by a neglected seventeenth century German master.
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