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Teares of the Muses:  Ein Lämmlein

 

 

Excerpts

01-Capricornus-O_Trauerigkeit.mp3

03-Capricornus-Ein_Laemmlein.mp3

05-Capricornus-Ein_Laemmlein-O_Wunderlieb_O_Liebesmacht.mp3

06-Scheidt-Da_Jesus_an_dem_Kreuze_stund.mp3

10-Sebastiani-O_Welt_ich_muss_dich_lassen.mp3

 

The viol consort The Teares of the Muses is offering a beautiful new CD: Ein Lämmlein: 17th-
Century German Passion Music. Directed by Margaret Panofsky, The Teares of the Muses
is joined by Kathleen Cantrell and Campbell Rightmyer, sopranos; and Morwaread Farbood,
organist. The Teares’ performers are Margaret Panofsky, treble viol I; Caroline Marris, treble
viol II; David Fenton, tenor viol; Jeremy Brandt-Young, bass viol; and Christina Brandt-Young,
continuo bass viol.

From the first track to the last, the music moves in an elegiac fashion through the most solemn
portion of the church year—Holy Week and Good Friday. The featured works are Capricornus’s
lament “O Traurigkeit, O Herzeleid” and “Ein Lämmlein geht und trägt die Schuld”—its five
movements separated by Tunder’s “An Wasserflüßen Babylon,” appropriate chorale settings
by Scheidt and Sebastiani, and somber dances by Schein and Funck. The distinctively hued
scoring of high voices in combination with viols was an ensemble sound much favored in
seventeenth-century Germany—here enhanced by abundant ornamentation.

For the latest news about The Teares of the Muses and ways to buy Ein Lämmlein: 17th-
Century German Passion Music, visit the Teares’ website at www.tearesofthemuses.com. The
CD is available on Amazon, CD Baby, iTunes, and elsewhere.

CD Baby’s address is http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thetearesofthemuses.