TT vocal soli, basso continuo
Reconstruction. Composed by Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672). Edited by Helmut Lauterwasser. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Schutz. With instrumental parts. Sacred concertos, Sacred vocal music, Christmas. Full score. SWV 497. 8 pages. Carus Verlag #CV 20.497/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.2049700).
Item Number: CA.2049700
ISBN 9790007166250. Text language: German.
It is hard to believe that among the creative output of Heinrich Schutz there are still new works to be discovered. And yet here, for the first time, a short piece of Christmas music, barely 70 measures long is being published within the framework of the Stuttgart Schutz Edition The work is entitled Ein Kind ist uns geboren SWV 497; it is scored for two tenor voices and organ. The edition is based on an incomplete copy of the piece which is contained in a manuscript collection. In the course of preparing the work for publication, the missing upper voice could be for the most part reliably reconstructed by employing melodic material derived from the parts which already exist. Thus, after centuries of long hibernation, this piece of music by the Hofkapellmeister to the Elector of Saxony can once again be brought to life.