Pamela Dellal, mezzo soprano


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Motet Notes

Heinrich Schütz: "Hodie Christus natus est," SWV 315 - Kleine Geistliche Konzerte II

"Hodie Christus natus est," SWV 315, begins dreamily, even casually. It ends however in a flurry of truly virtuosic coloratura for both the soprano and the tenor. Even at this relatively late date in his career (1639) the influence of Monteverdi is obvious.

©Craig Smith