I will feature early German composers on the next two programs of In the Mode, there aren’t as many known German composers of the Renaissance as there are French, Italians, Brits and Netherlanders, but we have 3 who were born a year apart and knew each other, Schütz. Schein and Scheidt, Schütz being the most influential after studying with Giovanni Gabrieli in Italy and adding instruments to church music.
CD TITLE PERFORMER CD label
Musikalische Exequien; Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists, His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts; ARCHIV 423-405
Il Primo Libro de Madrigali; The Consort of Musicke; ANGEL 747600
The Motets of Heinrich Schütz; Chorus of Emmanuel Music; KOCH 7085
Tears from Heaven; Musica Sacra; RCA 68606