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Motet Notes

Heinrich Schütz: "Die mit Tränen säen," SWV 378 - Geistliche Chormusik

The quick exchanges of mood in the early part of this funeral motet stem directly from the thrust and parry structure of the text. Then Schütz makes a big formal decision. By greatly expanding his setting of the last lines of the text he decides the piece emphatically in favor of hope.

©John Harbison