Pamela Dellal, mezzo soprano


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Motet Notes

Johann Hermann Schein: "O Herr Jesu Christe"

(Israelsbr├╝nnlein 1623)

This brief, gentle Schein motet is distinguished by the touching simplicity of its text-setting. Unusual for his composer is the use of hocketing: short interjections volleying between the two sopranos (and occasionally the tenors) while the rest of the choir moves serenely below.

© John Harbison