Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)

The First Volume of Sacred Symphonies, published in 1629 by Schütz after the return from his second Italian trip, are the most purely Monteverdian of all of his works. Our setting of words from Psalm 108 "Cantabo Domino" is a brilliant Italiante affair with dazzling writing for the two violins and an ad libitum cadenza at the end that gives the tenor a chance to shine.   

©Craig Smith

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