Cover Rosenmüller: Sacred Concertos

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Label: Carus

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Concertos

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  • Johann Rosenmüller (1619 - 1684):
  • 1Danksaget dem Vater04:00
  • 2Das ist das ewige Leben02:09
  • 3Treiffet ihr Himmel von oben03:11
  • 4Hebet eure Augen auf04:28
  • 5Also hat Gott die Welt geliebet05:25
  • 6Herr, mein Gott, ich danke dir05:11
  • 7Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe04:56
  • 8Meine Seele harret nur auf Gott05:19
  • 9Das ist meine Freude03:34
  • 10Ein Tag in deinen Vorhöfen05:09
  • 11Daran ist erschienen die Liebe Gottes05:40
  • 12Weil wir wissen, dass der Mensch04:46
  • 13Lieber, lieber Herre Gott, wecke uns auf02:47
  • 14Siehe, des Herren Auge05:19
  • 15Warlich, warlich ich sage euch03:20
  • Total Runtime01:05:14

Info for Rosenmüller: Sacred Concertos

For the 400th birthday of Johann Rosenmüller, the soloists’ ensemble Gli Scarlattisti under the direction of Jochen Arnold presents a selection from the collection of so-called “Kernsprüche.” These sacred concertos, most of which are unknown today, are characterized by a particularly charming versatility in the interplay of the various vocal and instrumental parts. In their day, they were similarly considered to be as stylistically influential as Schütz’s Kleine Geistliche Konzerte. How good it is that the musicians, with their numerous first recordings, have rescued this collection from oblivion.

Gli Scarlattisti
Capella Principale
Jochen Arnold, conductor

Jochen Arnold
born 1967 in Marbach/Neckar, studied Protestant theology in Tübingen and Rome and church music in Stuttgart (advanced diploma), where his teachers included Werner Jacob (organ), and Dieter Kurz and Helmut Wolf (conducting). He was a curate and Kantor in Reutlingen, obtained a doctorate at the University of Tübingen, qualified as a university lecturer in interdisciplinary subjects on the theology of Bach’s cantatas, and since 2008 hee has been a non-faculty lecturer at the University of Leipzig. In 2004 he became director of St Michael’s Monastery Hildesheim, part of the Protestant- Lutheran Regional Church of Hanover, with a special responsibility for the theology of services, liturgy in worship, teaching how to preach, and conducting. He has extensive concert experience as conductor of the ensemble Gli Scarlattisti with numerous radio and CD productions. His repertoire ranges from the medieval to the present. Jochen Arnold also conducts the Collegium Musicum Hildesheim and the chorus of the University of Hildesheim. He lectures in choral conducting and Protestant theology.

Capella Principale
consists of musicians of various nationalities who have joined forces under Thorsten Bleich’s direction to perform early music projects on a regular basis. Their collaborations began with the performance in 1999 of the complete works of Carlo Farina for string ensemble and basso continuo. The members of the ensemble share a mutual interest in works ranging from early baroque to modern, and great importance is attached to the question of the appropriate instruments. Many of the players also perform with noted European Baroque orchestras.

Gli Scarlattisti
The vocal ensemble Gli Scarlattisti was founded in 1995 by Jochen M. Arnold. It comprises professional singers from Germany and Switzerland. The Scarlattisti are usually accompanied by a continuo group of four instrumentalists or the Baroque orchestra Capella Principale (Director: Thorsten Bleich). The group’s first recording was released in 1998, containing the Musikalische Exequien and three motets from the Geistliche Chormusik (1648) by Heinrich Schütz. This was followed by a recording of Monteverdi’s Vespers of the Blessed Virgin in the continuo version, as well as vesper psalms by Johann Rosenmüller (Vespro Veneziano) in 2001. A recording of Scarlatti’s ten-part setting of the Stabat Mater was released in 2006 together with Arnold’s Diptychon secundum Iohannem. This was fol lowed by an internationally-acclaimed CD of Latin and English cantatas and anthems by G. F. Handel under the title O praise the Lord on the Carus label, then in 2010 by a recording of the complete motets of J. S. Bach. The ensemble regularly undertakes concert tours, and in recent years has also taken part in radio broadcasts, performed at renowned concert series (Stuttgart, Nürnberg, Berlin, Celle, Frankfurt, Torgau, St. Gallen, among others) and participated in the Deut scher Evangelischer Kirchentag (German Protestant Church Congress) in Hanover and Cologne (TV). The repertoire of Gli Scarlattisti ranges from the Renaissance to the modern. One critic described the ensemble as the “crème de la crème of the early music scene in southern Germany.”

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