Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630)

"Maria Magdalena" tells the familiar Easter morning story of the two Marys coming to Jesus‚ tomb and finding it epty.  Schein's setting of this text is from a collection of Latin and German language motets entitled "Cymbalum Sionium."  Schein combines an older Renaissance style with modern Venetian techniques learned in his studies in that city.

©Craig Smith

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