Heinrich Schütz

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... read moreHeinrich Schütz (1585-1672) was a German composer whose long career extended from the late Renaissance well into the Baroque era. A composer of a large body of vocal and choral music, Schütz was a major influence on the development of J.S. Bach, and his mixing of Giovanni Gabrieli's polychoral style...

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St. Matthew's Passion In Swv 501: Part I
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Die Mit Tränen Säen
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Symphonia Sacra No. 4, “Cantabo Domino”
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Deutsches Konzert, "Lch Werde Nicht Sterbetn"
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Deutsches Konzert, Herzlich Lieb Hab Ich Dich, O Herr”
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Country Of origin: Germany

Schütz synthesized Italian multichordal and rhythmic styles with the German dramatic and melodic sensibility to construct powerfully moving and emotional music with a classical restraint that serves to accent these emotional qualities rather than inhibit them. This is especially evident in the marvelous Symphoniae Sacrae; Saul, Saul Was verfolgst du mich? ("Saul, Why Persecutest Thou Me?"); the heartbreaking Fili Mi, Absalon ("Absalom, My Son"); the multiple-chorus splendor and tone-painting of the Psalms of David; and the funeral mass Musicalische Exequien. In his older age, Schütz aimed at a more spare style, as shown in the Christmas Oratorio (1664), in which all the characters are accompanied by their own scoring and the evangelist/narrator is accompanied only by the continuo part. ~ Blue Gene Tyranny~ Rovi