Notes & Reviews:
The practice of selling indulgences was certainly one of the greatest mistakes ever made by the Roman Catholic Church and one of the main causes behind Luther's Reformation revolution. It is certainly no coincidence that the translation of the seven penitential psalms formed Luther's first independently published work in 1517, and during the course of the sixteenth century these texts went on to be set by practically all the great musicians. On this recording Weser-Renaissance turns to Melchior Franck’s settings of the penitential psalms. Franck himself may be familiar to us for his top-quality composing, but this particular collection has never been made available to the public in a reprint edition and is not even known in musician circles.
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Works DetailsFranck, Melchior : Threnodiae Davidicae, 20 motets on the Pentential Psalms for 6 voices
- Conductor: Manfred Cordes
- Ensemble: Weser-Renaissance
- Notes: Bassum (02/22/2006-02/27/2006)
- Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
- Period Time: Baroque
- Written: 1615