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Sebastiani: Matthäus-Passion (1672) / Pierlot
Johannes Sebastiani, Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort
Sebastiani: Matthäus-Passion (1672) / Pierlot
Genre: Classical
 
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German passion by Sebastiani 1672 (not Bach)
08/14/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is volume 11 in Belgian record company Ricercar's "Deutsche Barockkantaten" series. Sebastiani, despite his Italian sounding name, was from Weimar, and spent most of his working life as Kapellmeister in Konigsberg. His passion falls between the works of Schutz (the generation before) and JS Bach (the generation afterwards. The scale is considerably smaller scale than the Bach passions and shorter - like the Schutz passions fitting on to 1CD. The most famous composer of the Schutz-Bach 'gap' was Buxtehude, and this piece shows some similarity with Buxtehude's Latin cantata Membra Jesu Nostri. The text follows the Luther Bible virtually verbatim - in the tradition of passions by Schutz, Theile, Demantius and the anonymous Uppsala manuscript recorded by Martin Gester on Accord."