Album: Stimmwerck Weynacht Gesaenge (Christophorus)
By the time the first Catholic hymn book was published in 1537, there were already 17 different Lutheran hymn books in circulation, and it's from these early Protestant works that the material in Weynacht Gesaunge is drawn, focusing on the German hymns so admired in that era.
Performed with sensitive versatility by the German quartet Stimmwerk occasionally accompanied by harp, lute or organ, which also provide solo instrumental interludes, the result is the season's most satisfying programme of a cappella and accompanied singing, including the jauntily rousing carol "Fit Porta Christi Pervia" .
Download: O Clavis David; Fit Porta Christi Pervia; Als der Gütige Gott
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