Pamela Dellal, mezzo soprano


uncommon intelligence, imagination and textual awareness...



Motet Notes

Johann Hermann Schein: "Da Jakob vollendet hatte"

"Da Jakob vollendet hatte" is one of the most extraordinary documents of the early German Baroque. This moving text from Genesis was published in Schein's collection Israelsbrunnlein. The remarkable images of grief are matched note for note by Schein's extraordinary composition.

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