SSTT/TTBB choir, capellchor SSATB, 5 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, basso continuo
From: Psalmen Davids II. Reconstruction. Composed by Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672). Edited by Uwe Wolf. Arranged by Edward H. Tarr, Paul Horn. This edition: urtext. Cycles: Schutz: Psalmen Davids SWV 22-47. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Schutz. Psalm 136 "Danket Dem Herren". Sacred concertos, Psalms, German, Psalms. Full score. SWV 45. 56 pages. Duration 7 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 20.045/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.2004500).
Item Number: CA.2004500
ISBN 9790007145910. Text language: German.
With this magnificent setting of Psalm 136 from the Psalmen Davids of 1619, Heinrich Schütz broke new ground: he brought the court trumpet ensemble into the realm of art music (similar to Michael Praetorius at around the same time). Alongside the trumpet ensemble, a five-part ripieno choir ensures musical splendor, whilst the leading role is given two two favoriti choirs, one high (SSTT) and one low (TTBB, scored for tenor and three trombones). Schütz did not write out the trumpet ensemble parts, but made do with notating just the middle part, around which the other parts were to improvise. For this critical edition, the trumpet ensemble is available separately in a reconstruction by the internationally-famous baroque trumpet specialist Edward H. Tarr. This edition is also used for the recording of the Psalm with the Dresdner Kammerchor conducted by Hans-Christoph Rademann.