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Missa etcetera

Western religious music from different centuries. In this episode, we’ll listen to six of the seven penitential psalms arranged by German composers from the 16th and 17th century.

Since time immemorial, you can hear the seven penitential psalms (6, 31/32, 37/38, 50/51, 101/102, 129/130 and 142/143) during the Lenten season. The first song is from the Vulgate, the Latin translation of the bible, and the second is from Protestant translations.

Leonhard Paminger (1495-1567)
1. Domine, ne in furore tuo (Psalm 37/38)
Stimmwerck
(CD: “Geistliche Vokalwerke” – Christophorus CHR 77331, 2010)

Melchior Franck (1580-1639)
2. Wohl dem, dem die Übertretung vergeben sind (Psalm 31/32)
3. Herr, höre mein Gebet (Psalm 101/102)
Weser-Renaissance Bremen conducted by Manfred Cordes
(CD: “Bußpsalmen 1615” – CPO 777 181-2, 2008)

Christoph Bernhard (1628-1693)
4. Aus der Tiefe (Psalm 129/130)
Veronika Winter, soprano. Das Kleine Konzert conducted by Hermann Max
(CD: “Geistliche Harmonien 1665” – CPO 777 046-2, 2005)

Johann Rosenmüller (1619-1684)
5. Domine, ne in furore tuo (Psalm 6)
Wolf-Matthias Friedrich, bass. Abendmusiken Basel conducted by Jörg-Andreas Bötticher
(CD: “Sacred Concertos” – Coviello Classics COV91927, 2019)

Melchior Franck (1580-1639)
6. Herr, erhöre mein Gebet (Psalm 142/143)
Weser-Renaissance Bremen conducted by Manfred Cordes
(CD: see 2-3)

Additional:
Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
7. Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder, BuxWV 178
Harald Vogel, organ
(CD: “Orgelwerke Vol. I” – Dabringhaus und Grimm MD+G L 3268, 1987)

On the picture, you can see a detail from Psalm 6 in the 15th-century collection of prayers ‘Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry’

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