Small forces:

Compositions by three Cantors at St. Thomas', Leipzig, including early cantatas by J.S. Bach, with instrumental music by Schmelzer, probably a teacher of Biber, and one of the first violinists to import the Italian style into German-speaking countries.


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'Cantors of Leipzig'
(SATB soli, 7 players)

Schelle: Aus der Tiefen
Schmelzer: Lamento sopra la morte Ferdinandi III a tre
J.S. Bach: Nach dir Herr verlanget mich (BWV 150)
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Schmelzer: Harmonia a 5
Kuhnau: Gott, sei mir gnädig nach deiner Güte
J.S. Bach: Christ lag in Todesbanden (BWV 4)