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Motet Notes

Johann Hermann Schein: "Maria Magdalena" Cymbalum Sionium


"Maria Magdalena" tells the familiar Easter morning story of the two Marys coming to Jesus‚ tomb and finding it epty.  Schein's setting of this text is from a collection of Latin and German language motets entitled "Cymbalum Sionium."  Schein combines an older Renaissance style with modern Venetian techniques learned in his studies in that city.

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