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Rembrandt has been dead for 350 years, part 3: Rembrandt and Constantijn Huygens.

Constantijn Huygens (by Paulus Pontius)

Both Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn and Constantijn Huygens played an important role in the early days of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands.
In 1626 Constantijn Huygens visited the young painter in his  atelier in Leiden and in his biography Huygens writes an elaborate piece about Rembrandt.

Constantijn Huygens (1596-1687)
From Pathodia Sacra et Profana:
1. Multi dicunt animae meae
2. Domine ne in furore tuo
3. Usquequo Domine
4. Dominus Deus meus
5. Avertisti faciem tuam
6. Dilataverunt super me
7. Ab omnibus iniquitatibus
8. Sitivit anima mea
9. Quare tristis es
10. Iniqitatem meam ego cognovi
11. Domine spes mea
Anne Grimm, soprano. Peter Kooij, bass. Leo van Doeselaar, organ. Mike Fentross, theorbo. Mieneke van der Velden, viola da gamba
(CD Constantijn Huygens Pathodia Sacra et Profana, NM Classics 92109)

Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613)
From Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday (1611):
12. Amicus meus
13. Judas mercator pessiumus
Collegium Vocale Gent conducted by Philippe Herreweghe
(CD Carlo Gesualdo Responsoria 1611, Outhere PH 1)

Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
From Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday:
14. Amicus meus
15. Judas mercator pessiumus
The Sixteen conducted by Harry Christophers
(CDVirgin Classics VC 7 991440-2)

Constantijn Huygens
From Pathodia Profana:
16. Se la doglia e’l martire
17. Sospir che del bel petto
18. Que ferons nous
19. Graves tesmoins
Willeke te Brummelstroete, mezzo-soprano. Nico van der Meel, tenor. Mike Fentross, theorbo. Siebe Henstra, harpsichord. Mieneke van der Velden, viola da gamba
(CD Constantijn Huygens Pathodia Sacra et Profana, NM Classics 92109)

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