Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)

From the Geistliche Chormusik of 1648, this six-part motet is “the only true flagwaver in the whole collection, that is, a work of constant physical liveliness and brilliance. But even within this splendid animation are painterly subtleties – the words going to the end of the world (and, suddenly, cut off), the running of the race, the sun going out and coming back. The final doxology quotes the massive music of the opening.” 

©John Harbison

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