1 800 222 6872

Gottfried August Homilus (1714-1785): The Messiah / Meike Leluschko, Friederike Beykirch, Annekathrin Laabs, Patrick Grahl, Tobias Berndt, Sebastian Wartig

Audio Samples

  1. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 1: Herr, stärke mich $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 1: Nun schafft er alles neu! $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 1: Schon steht, von Aeltesten $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 1: Euch, getreue Gefährten $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 1: O Vater, mit der Macht $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 1: Du bist mein lieber Sohn - Nun, Kinder, werdet ihr $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 1: Ach, welch ein unnennbarer Schmerz $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 1: Schon naht Ischarioth $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 1: Gott, Schöpfer der Menschen $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 1: Er entäussert sich der Freuden $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 1: Da stehet nun das Lamm $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 1: Herr jener selgen Ewigkeiten $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 1: Nunmehr verteidigt sich $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 1: Wie wirds euch, Frechen, gehn $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 1: Hier geht mein Heiland $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 1: Höchster König, Jesu Christ $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 2: Ein Opfer nach dem ewgen Rath $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 2: Er ist um unserer Missethat $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 2: Hier blutet nun $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 2: Es ist vollbracht $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 2: Laut ward sein Geist $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 2: Wag es, Seele, zu empfinden $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 2: Wenn dein geliebter Sohn $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 2: Ich werde dir zu Ehren $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 2: Was ich um deinet willen leide $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 2: Demüthig froh, Herr $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Homilius — Der Messias, HoWV I.6, Pt. 2: Mich reize, Herr, dein Leiden

Album Summary

>Homilius, Gottfried A. : Messias, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, HoWV 1.6
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The Messiah of a Significant Church Composer The Messiah of Gottfried August Homilius was performed by the Schsisches Vocalensemble and the Batzdorfer Hofkapelle under the conductor Matthias Jung at St. Anne's Church in Dresden on the occasion of the three hundredth anniversary of the composer's birth on 5 June 2014 and is now being released on CD by cpo. Homilius is regarded as one of the most significant church composers during the transition between the baroque and classical eras. He attended St. Anne's School in Dresden and studied law in Leipzig. Homilius was a Bach pupil, the organist at the Church of Our Lady in Dresden, and the music director at the Church of the Holy Cross in Dresden from 1755 to 1785. He was also the music director at Dresden's three principal churches. During their time Homilius' compositions were extraordinarily popular and widely disseminated. Manuscript scores and performance materials for The Messiah are extant exclusively in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State Library and point to their employment in the performances of sacred works at the castle church (today: town church) in Ludwigslust, especially since printed part materials are also extant there. Despite its title, the work is not a Messiah oratorio continuing from Handel's work, which then was beginning to enjoy popularity in Germany, but a passion oratorio of the type in use in many places in Protestant Germany during the second half of the eighteenth century. This work based on free texts completely meets the demands of a passion oratorio for performances during the Good Friday religious services. For the practice of the castle church in Ludwigslust, the work could also fulfill its task as a 'sung poem' (as Homilius calls it in the dedicatory score) or as an 'oratorio' (as it is termed in the printed libretto) only loosely related to the de tempore order.

Gramophone Magazine, May 2016

Gramophone Magazine, May 2016
Homilius was especially highly esteemed as a church composer, and it is easy to hear why... the performance does the work full justice. It would be invidious to single out any particular soloist, for it is the collective endeavour, drawing attention only to the quality of the music, that is most striking. In this they are ably supported by the ensemble and choir. For a composer whose discography is still comparatively modest, Homilius has been remarkably well served.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Annenkirche Dresden (06/05/2014).



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased

Works Details

>Homilius, Gottfried A. : Messias, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, HoWV 1.6
  • Conductor: Matthias Jung
  • Ensemble: Batzdorfer Hofkapelle
  • Running Time: 90 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Studio/Live: Live