Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)

"Es ist erschienen" is the true initial statement of the Geistliche Chormusik collection. "Erschienen," appearance and revelation, is caught by the transparent textures of this motet. No spiritual message is abstract for Schütz, and this setting flows effortlessly, one line logically leading to the nexts, until the energy is released in one final "good works" melisma.

©John Harbison

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