Johann Rosenmüller


This fine CD by one of our customers, Alex Potter, and his colleagues (Ensemble Chelycus)
is available from all good record shops, or directly from the CD company, Ramée.
Pieces marked with an asterisk (*) are on the CD.

Amo te, Deus meus

ROS005.1
Setting a text most likely by one of Rosenmüller's favourite poets, St Augustine, this fine motet is scored for a gorgeously sonorous combination, doubtless familiar with through the works of his older friend, Schütz.
Andere Kern-Sprüche, 1652.
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Setting a text most likely by one of Rosenmüller's favourite poets, St Augustine, this fine motet is scored for a gorgeously sonorous combination, doubtless familiar with through the works of his older friend, Schütz.
Andere Kern-Sprüche, 1652.
Edited by Brian Clark.
24pp.
Scoring: 2 Altos, 4 trombones, continuo.

Christum ducem, qui per crucem*

ROS011.1
Sets a poetic text over a ground bass.
Andere Kern-Sprüche, 1652.
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Sets a poetic text over a ground bass.
Andere Kern-Sprüche, 1652.
Edited by Brian Clark.
8pp.
Scoring: Alto, 2 violins, continuo.
PLEASE NOTE: This edition does not include a continuo realization.
If you require one, please tick the box. Remember, it may take a week to produce a continuo part.

Confitebor tibi, Domine

ROS015.1
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Edited by Brian Clark.
36pp.
Scoring: SATB, 2 violins, 2 violas & continuo.
ISMN 979-0-708142-00-3
PLEASE NOTE: This edition does not include a continuo realization.
If you require one, please tick the box. Remember, it may take a week to produce a continuo part.
If you plan to perform this work with a large choir, please email us to negotiate a special price for extra scores.

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Domine Deus meus

ROS006.1
This motet sets a text from the Meditations of St Augustine.
Kern-Sprüche, 1648.
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This motet sets a text from the Meditations of St Augustine.
Kern-Sprüche, 1648.
Edited by Brian Clark.
12pp.
Scoring: 2 Tenors, 2 violins, continuo.

Gloria in excelsis / Das Wort ward Fleisch

ROS022.1
This Christmas motet combines words from the beginning of the Gloria section of the mass (the words of the angels in the familiar passage from Handel's "Messiah") with the Biblical narrative about the birth of Christ.
[Manuscript source]
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This Christmas motet combines words from the beginning of the Gloria section of the mass (the words of the angels in the familiar passage from Handel's "Messiah") with the Biblical narrative about the birth of Christ.
[Manuscript source]
Edited by Brian Clark.
54pp.
Scoring: SSATTB, 5-part strings, 5-part brass, continuo.
If you plan to perform this piece with a choir, please email us to negotiate a special price for extra scores.
PLEASE NOTE: This edition does not include a continuo realization.
If you require one, please tick the box. Remember, it may take a week to produce a continuo part.

In te Domine, speravi*

ROS008.1
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Edited by Brian Clark.
12pp.
Scoring: Alto solo, 2 violins, 2 violas, bassoon, continuo.
PLEASE NOTE: This edition does not include a continuo realization.
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Nisi Dominus

ROS009.1
Rosenmüller uses all his imaginative powers in setting the different verses of the Psalm 126 [127].
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Rosenmüller uses all his imaginative powers in setting the different verses of the Psalm 126 [127].
Edited by Brian Clark.
24pp.
Scoring: SATB, 3 violins, 2 violas, bassoon, continuo.
PLEASE NOTE: This edition does not include a continuo realization.
If you require one, please tick the box. Remember, it may take a week to produce a continuo part.
If you plan to perform this work with a choir, please email us to negotiate a special price for extra scores.

O Salvator dilectissime*

ROS020.1
This motet sets an unknown text in praise of the Saviour. For much of the time, the instruments merely re-inforce what the voice has declamed, but there are moments of dialogue, and the work ends with a fine Amen.
[Manuscript source.]
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This motet sets an unknown text in praise of the Saviour. For much of the time, the instruments merely re-inforce what the voice has declamed, but there are moments of dialogue, and the work ends with a fine Amen.
[Manuscript source.]
Edited by Brian Clark.
24pp.
Scoring: Alto solo, 2 violins, 2 violas, bassoon, continuo.
PLEASE NOTE: This edition does not include a continuo realization.
If you require one, please tick the box. Remember, it may take a week to produce a continuo part.

Siehe, eine Jungfrau ist schwanger

ROS010.1
This large-scale work sets the familiar pre-Christmas text, "Behold, a virgin shall conceive."
[Manuscript source.]
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This large-scale work sets the familiar pre-Christmas text, "Behold, a virgin shall conceive."
[Manuscript source.]

Edited by Brian Clark.
52pp.
Scoring: SSAATTBB, 2 violins, 2 cornetti, 4 trombones, continuo.
If you plan to perform this work with a choir, please email us to negotiate a special price for extra scores.
PLEASE NOTE: This edition does not include a continuo realization.
If you require one, please tick the box. Remember, it may take a week to produce a continuo part.

Vox dilecti mei*

ROS021.1
This extended motet sets a text that paraphrases passages from The Song of Songs. Rosenmüller uses string ritornelli to give the whole work structure, and conludes with a 6/4 Alleluia that recalls the feeling of an earlier aria.
[Manuscript source]
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This extended motet sets a text that paraphrases passages from The Song of Songs. Rosenmüller uses string ritornelli to give the whole work structure, and conludes with a 6/4 Alleluia that recalls the feeling of an earlier aria.
[Manuscript source]
Edited by Brian Clark.
16pp.
Scoring: Alto solo, 2 violins, continuo.
PLEASE NOTE: This edition does not include a continuo realization.
If you require one, please tick the box. Remember, it may take a week to produce a continuo part.

Warlich, ich sage euch

ROS004.1
In this setting of the familiar text from St John's Gospel ("Verily I say unto you"), Rosenmüller conveys the meaning of the phrase "Shall have everlasting life" through the use of ground bass, first a descending tetrachord, then a rising one and finally a free three bar bass.
Andere Kern-Sprüche, 1652.
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In this setting of the familiar text from St John's Gospel ("Verily I say unto you"), Rosenmüller conveys the meaning of the phrase "Shall have everlasting life" through the use of ground bass, first a descending tetrachord, then a rising one and finally a free three bar bass.
Andere Kern-Sprüche, 1652.
Edited by Brian Clark.
16pp.
Scoring: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, 2 violins, continuo.

Sonata in E minor

ROS001.1
Late in his life, Rosenmüller, who had gone to Venice under a dark cloud in the 1650s, was reconciled with his homeland, mainly through the support he found at the court of the Dukes of Brunswick. This is the second of his "Sonate à 2.3.4. è 5. Stromenti da Arco & Altri" of 1682, which was dedicated to Duke Anton Ulrich. It follows the common patchwork model, and does not have an independent string bass part.
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Late in his life, Rosenmüller, who had gone to Venice under a dark cloud in the 1650s, was reconciled with his homeland, mainly through the support he found at the court of the Dukes of Brunswick. This is the second of his "Sonate à 2.3.4. è 5. Stromenti da Arco & Altri" of 1682, which was dedicated to Duke Anton Ulrich. It follows the common patchwork model, and does not have an independent string bass part.
Edited by Brian Clark.
12pp.
Scoring: 2 violins, continuo.

Salve, dulcis Salvator

ROS016.1
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Edited by Brian Clark.
20pp.
Scoring: Soprano, 2 violins, 2 violas, bassoon & continuo
ISMN 979-0-708142-01-1
PLEASE NOTE: This edition does not include a continuo realization.
If you require one, please tick the box. Remember, it may take a week to produce a continuo part.

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Salve, mi Jesu

ROS017.1
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Edited by Brian Clark.
16pp.
Scoring: Bass, 2 violins, 2 violas, bassoon & continuo.
ISMN 979-0-708-142-02-7
PLEASE NOTE: This edition does not include a continuo realization.
If you require one, please tick the box. Remember, it may take a week to produce a continuo part.

Click here to see the first page of the score.

Suite in E minor

ROS003.1
Fed up with encountering poor (illegal) manuscript copies of his instrument music, Rosenmüller tells us in the preface to Studenten-music
that he had decided to incur the costs of printing his five-part suites.
The present suite consists of a stately Paduan, a lively Ballo and a Courant.
Studenten-music, 1648.
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Fed up with encountering poor (illegal) manuscript copies of his instrument music, Rosenmüller tells us in the preface to Studenten-music
that he had decided to incur the costs of printing his five-part suites.
The present suite consists of a stately Paduan, a lively Ballo and a Courant.
Studenten-music, 1648.
Edited by Brian Clark.
8pp.
Scoring: 5 violas da gamba, recorders, strings or brass, continuo.

Suite in F

ROS007.1
The running order of this suite is: Paduan, Alemanda, Courant, Alemanda, Ballo and Sarabanda.
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The running order of this suite is: Paduan, Alemanda, Courant, Alemanda, Ballo and Sarabanda.
Edited by Brian Clark.
8pp.
Scoring: 5 violas da gamba, recorders, strings or brass, continuo.