Pamela Dellal, mezzo soprano


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Motet Notes

Schütz: “O lieber Herre Gott," SWV 381, Geistliche Chormusik

The gorgeous flowing lines of this poignant, melancholy piece disguise the harmonic and rhythmic ingenuity that are central to its makeup. The chanting, almost ritualistic tone of the voices that accompany the long notes on the words "Jesus Christus" are haunting long after the work is over.

©Craig Smith