MELCHIOR FRANCK (1580-1639): Bußpsalmen deß Königlichen Propheten Davids.
Catalogue Number: 04J018
Reference: 777 181
Description: World premiere recording of this set of the seven Penitential Psalms translated into German by Luther and the basis for devotions during Lent. Published in 1615, Franck's settings tend toward polyphony for the shorter psalms and monophony for the longer ones; Schütz, in his Geistliche Chor-Music of 1648, written in an avowedly retrospective style will notice similarities to Franck's settings. German-English texts. Weser-Renaissance Bremen; Manfred Cordes. SACD hybrid.