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.
Sets a poetic text over a ground bass.Andere Kern-Sprüche, 1652.
Edited by Brian Clark.8pp.Scoring: Alto, 2 violins, continuo.
Edited by Brian Clark.36pp.Scoring: SATB, 2 violins, 2 violas & continuo.ISMN 979-0-708142-00-3If you plan to perform this work with a large choir, please email us to negotiate a special price.
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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.
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.
Edited by Brian Clark.16pp, printed on quality paper and finished by DU Print.Scoring: soprano, 2 violins, stringed bass, continuo.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Edited by Brian Clark.20pp.Scoring: Soprano, 2 violins, 2 violas, bassoon & continuoISMN 979-0-708142-01-1
Edited by Brian Clark.16pp.Scoring: Bass, 2 violins, 2 violas, bassoon & continuo.ISMN 979-0-708-142-02-7
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.
The running order of this suite is: Paduan, Alemanda, Courant, Alemanda, Ballo and Sarabanda.