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Motet Notes

Schütz: “Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt” SWV 380, Geistliche Chormusik

This is the briefest of all the motets in the Geistliche Chormusik.  It is mostly homophonic and more in the character of a hymn than the complex counterpoint of the other pieces.  It is almost as if Schütz wanted to treat this iconic cornerstone text as a congregational creed of faith rather than as a commentary.

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