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Heinrich Schutz
1585 - 1672
Germany
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H. Schütz
Heinrich Schütz (08/10/1585 - 06/11/1672), a German composer, born in Köstritz (Saxony).
Source:Grove's dictionary of music and musicians
Officium defunctorum, SWV 65
Period:Late Renaissance
Composed in:1625
Musical form:officium
Text/libretto:Latin
Nummer XIII from: Cantiones sacrae quatuor vocum, 1625 (SWV 53-93).
Author:Herman Ram
Musicalische exequien
Period:Late Renaissance
Composed in:1636
Musical form:motets
Text/libretto:German Bible verses
Duration:32'21''
In memory of:Heinrich Posthumus von Reuss
Label(s):Deutsche Grammophon 423 405-2
Arion PV 799011
Collins Classics 15302
Musicalische exequien opus 7 (1636), for vocal soloists & continuo. Written for the funeral of Heinrich Posthumus von Reuss, prince of Thüringen, who died 3 December 1635.
1 "Nacket bin ich vom Mutterleibe kommen" SWV 279
2 "Herr, wenn ich nur dich" SWV 280
3 "Herr nun lässest du deinen Diener" SWV 281
SWV 279 was written before the death of Reuss, who took part in the performances; SWV 280 and 281 just before Reuss' death, who gave last instructions.
Author:Herman Ram
Non-liturgical but related to the requiem mass are the numerous so-called 'German Requiems' and other compositions bearing in some form the title 'Requiem'. Composers such as Schütz, Praetorius, Thomas Selle, Michael Haydn, Schubert, J.I. Müller, C. Bütner, J.F. Fasch and Brahms contributed to this category. These 'German Requiems' may derive their texts from the Lutheran Bible, as Brahms's did, of from a variety of Protestant liturgical sources and ceremonies.
Author:James W. Pruett
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
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H. Posthumus von Reuss
(dedicatee)