Weckmann: Sacred Concerti

Weckmann: Sacred Concerti and Harpsichord Music
Purcell Quartet / Robert Woolley
Chandos Chaconne 0646


  1. Wie liegt die Stadt so wüste (2 voices, 2 violins, 3 viols, organ)
  2. Toccata IV (harpsichord)

  3. Partita III (harpsichord)
  4. Praeludium
  5. Allemanda
  6. Courante
  7. Saraband
  8. Gigue
  9. Zion spricht, der Herr hat mich verlassen (3 voices, 2 violins, 3 viols, organ)
  10. Toccata dal 12 tuono V (harpsichord)

  11. Partita II (harpsichord)
  12. Allemanda
  13. Gigue
  14. Courant
  15. Saraband & Le Double
  16. Weine nicht, es hat überwunden (3 voices, 3 violins, 3 viols, organ)

Performers: Susan Gritton (soprano), Paul Agnew (tenor), Julian Podger (tenor), Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Catherine Mackintosh (violin), Catherine Weiss (violin), Richard Boothby (bass viol), Robert Woolley (organ, harpsichord), Kati Debrezeni (violin), Susanna Pell (bass viol), William Hunt (great bass viol)

Playing time: 68'

Recording date: May 1998 (Suffolk)

The stature of Matthias Weckmann (c.1616-1674) continues to rise, especially as a primary student of Schütz. That facet is evident here in the sacred concerti, whereas his contact with Froberger is tangible in the keyboard music.

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Todd M. McComb