A Heinrich Schutz Reader: Letters and Documents in Translation

A Heinrich Schutz Reader: Letters and Documents in Translation

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Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672) was the most important and influential German composer of the seventeenth century. Director of music at the electoral Saxon court in Dresden, he was lauded by his German contemporaries as "the father of our modern music", as "the Orpheus of our time." Yet despite the esteem in which his music is still held today, Schutz himself and the rich cultural environment in which he lived continue to be little known or understood beyond the linguistic borders of his native Germany. Drawing on original manuscript and print sources, A Heinrich Schutz Reader brings the composer to life through more than 150 documents by or about Heinrich Schutz, from his earliest studies under Giovanni Gabrieli to accounts of his final hours. Editor and translator Gregory S. Johnston penetrates the archaic script, confronts the haphazard orthography and obsolete vocabulary, and untangles the knotted grammatical constructions and syntax to produce translations that allow English speakers, as never before, to engage the composer directly. Most of the German, Latin and Italian documents included in this volume appear for the first time in English translation. A number of these texts have not even been printed in their original language. Dedications and prefaces of his printed music, letters and memoranda, poetry and petitions, travel passes and contracts, all offer immediate and unabridged access to the composer's life. To habituate the reader ever more in Schutz's world, the entries are richly annotated with biographical detail; clarifications of professional relationships and ancestral lines; information on geographic regions, domains, cities, courts and institutions; and references to biblical, classical and contemporary literary sources. Johnston opens a door for researchers and scholars across a broad range of disciplines, and at the same time provides an historical complement and literary companion for anyone who has come to appreciate the beauty of Schutz's music.

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Gregory S. Johnston is Associate Professor of Musicology at the University of Toronto.

Contents

Contents ; Acknowledgements ; Bibliographical abbreviations ; Illustrations ; Youth and Early Manhood (1611-27) ; 1. Il primo libro de madrigali (Venice, 1611) (Original language: Italian) ; 2. Johann Georg I, Elector of Saxony, to Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (27.08.1614) ; 3. Johann Georg I to Moritz of Hesse-Kassel (25.04.1615) ; 4. Moritz of Hesse-Kassel to Johann Georg I (27.04.1615) ; 5. Schutz to Christoph von Loss, Privy Councillor and Marshal of the Court (23.09.1616); Johann Georg I's reply (30.09.1616) ; 6. Moritz of Hesse-Kassel to Johann Georg I (01.12.1616) ; 7. Christoph von Loss to Johann Georg I (11.12.1616) ; 8. Johann Georg I to Moritz of Hesse-Kassel (13.12.1616) ; 9. Schutz to Moritz of Hesse-Kassel (16.12.1616) ; 10. Moritz of Hesse-Kassel to Heinrich Schutz (23.12.1616) ; 11. Dresden Court to Schutz (07.1617) ; 12. Schutz to Heinrich Posthumus Reuss (09.12.1617) ; 13. Schutz to Johann Georg I (15.04.1618) ; 14. Moritz of Hesse-Kassel to Johann Georg I (11.01.1619) ; 15. Johann Georg I to Moritz of Hesse-Kassel (25.01.1619) ; 16. Psalmen Davids (Dresden, 1619): title page and dedication (01.06.1619) ; 17. Psalmen Davids (Dresden, 1619): title page of the Basso Continuo and preface (01.06.1619) ; 18. Schutz to the City Council of Frankfurt am Main (17.07.1619) ; 19. Schutz's poem on the occasion of Georg Schutz's wedding (09.08.1619) ; 20. Schutz to Ludwig Wilhelm Moser, Court Chamber Secretary (03.07.1621) ; 21. Schutz's text to Syncharma musicum (03.11.1621) (Original language: Latin) ; 22. Schutz's text to Teutoniam dudum belli (03.11.1621) (Original language: Latin) ; 23. Historia der Auferstehung (Dresden, 1623): title page and preface (25.03.1623) ; 24. Schutz to Wilhelm Ludwig Moser (25.05.1624) ; 25. Schutz to Wilhelm Ludwig Moser (30.12.1624) ; 26. Cantiones sacrae (Freiberg, 1625): title page and dedication (01.01.1625) (Original language: Latin) ; 27. Cantiones sacrae (Freiberg, 1625): foreword to the reader (Original language: Latin) ; 28. Schutz to the attention of Johann Georg I (before 17.03.1625) ; 29. Schutz to Johann Georg I (28.03.1625) ; 30. Dresden Court Musicians to Johann Georg I (11.06.1625) ; 31. Schutz to Johann Georg I (22.09.1626) ; 32. Schutz to Johann Georg I (09.05.1627) ; 33. Schutz to the Dresden Court (after 26.05.1627) ; 34. Schutz to Johann Georg I (02.08.1627) ; 35. Schutz to the Dresden Court (?09.1627) ; 36. Da pacem, Domine for the Electoral Assembly in Muhlhausen (04.10 to 05.11.1627): dedication and performance instructions (Original language: Latin and German) ; 37. Schutz to an Unnamed Person (October/November, 1627) ; 38. Johann Georg I to Johann Sautor, Court Chamberlain (15.11.1627) ; 39. Johann Sautor to Johann Georg I (11.12.1627) ; 40. Johann Georg I to Johann Sautor (18.12.1627) ; Middle Age (1628-44) ; 41. Schutz to Georg Pflugk, Marshal of the Palace (early 1628) ; 42. Dresden Court Musicians directed to Johann Georg I (Palm Sunday, 06.04.1628 [Julian Calendar]) ; 43. Schutz to Johann Georg I (22.04.1628) ; 44. Schutz to Johann Georg I (10.07.1628) ; 45. Schutz to Georg Pflugk (14.07.1628) ; 46. Schutz to Johann Georg I (03.11.1628) ; 47. Becker Psalter (Freiberg, 1628): title page and dedication to Electress Hedwig, Duchess of Saxony (06.09.1627) ; 48. Becker Psalter (Freiberg, 1628): preface to the reader ; 49. Becker Psalter (Freiberg, 1628): two memoranda to the reader ; 50. Schutz to Johann Georg I (29.06.1629) ; 51. Symphoniae sacrae I (Venice, 1629): title page and dedication to Johann Georg II, Electoral Prince of Saxony (19.08.1629) (Original language: Latin) ; 52. Schutz to Johann Georg I (24.08.1629) ; 53. Excerpt from Philipp Hainhofer's travelogue (27.10.1629) ; 54. Schutz to Georg Pflugk (late 1629) ; 55. Schutz to the Dresden Court (late 1629 or early 1630) ; 56. Schutz to Johann Georg I (22.04.1630) ; 57. Schutz directed to Johann Georg I (mid 1630?) ; 58. Schutz's elegy on the death Johann Hermann Schein (DR19.11.1630) (Original language: Latin) ; 59. Schutz to the Dresden Court (presumably 01.1631) ; 60. Schutz to the Dresden Court (presumably 01.1631) ; 61. Schutz to Georg Pflugk (28.02.1631) ; 62. Schutz to Philipp Hainhofer (23.04.1632) ; 63. Schutz to Friedrich Lebzelter (6/16.02.1633) ; 64. Schutz directed to Johann Georg I (09.02.1633) ; 65. Friedrich Lebzelter to Christian (V), Prince-Elect of Denmark (15.02.1633) ; 66. Friedrich Lebzelter to Christian (V), Prince-Elect of Denmark (13.11.1633) ; 67. Memorandum regarding preparations for Schutz's appointment to the Danish Court (late 1633) ; 68. Schutz's entry in Joachim Morsius' Stammbuch (21.01.1634) (Original language: Latin) ; 69. Zacharias Hestius to Johann Georg I (23.04.1634) ; 70. Christian IV, King of Denmark, to Johann Georg I (25.05.1635) ; 71. Danish travel pass issued to Schutz (25.05.1635) ; 72. Musicalische Exequien (Dresden, 1636): title page and dedication ; 73. Musicalische Exequien (Dresden, 1636): elegy on the death of Heinrich Posthumus Reuss ; 74. Musicalische Exequien (Dresden, 1636): memoranda and instructions for performance ; 75. Schutz to Johann Georg I (09.08.1636) ; 76. Schutz to the Dresden Court (after 09.08.1636) ; 77. Kleine Geistliche Konzerte I (Leipzig, 1636): title page and dedication (29.09.1636) ; 78. Schutz directed to Georg Pflugk (01.02.1637) ; 79. Printing patent granted Schutz by Emperor Ferdinand III (03.04.1637) ; 80. Danish travel pass intended for Schutz (16-31.03.1639) ; 81. Kleine Geistliche Konzerte II (Dresden, 1639): title page and dedication to Friedrich III, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp (02.06.1639) ; 82. Court Musicians to the Court Privy Councilor (21.10.1640) ; 83. Schutz to Johann Georg I (07.03.1641) ; 84. Schutz to Johann Georg II, Electoral Prince of Saxony (14.09.1641) ; 85. Heinrich Schutz to Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (25 April 1642) ; 86. Schutz's second appointment to the Royal Danish Court (03.05.1642) ; 87. Schutz to the Dresden Court (15.07.1642) ; 88. Schutz to Sophie Elisabeth, Duchess of Brunswick-Luneburg (22.10.1644) ; Old Age (1645-56) ; 89. Schutz to the Wolfenbuttel Court (early 1645) ; 90. Schutz to Sophie Elisabeth of Brunswick-Luneburg (17.03.1645) ; 91. Schutz directed to Johann Georg I (21.05.1645) ; 92. Schutz directed to Johann Georg I (28.09.1645) ; 93. Johann Klemm to Johann Samuel Schein (09.03.1646) ; 94. Schutz to the Dresden Court (24 May 1646) ; 95. Schutz directed to Jacob Weller, Senior Court Chaplain (30.07.1646) ; 96. Schutz to Christian Schirmer (07.09.1646) (Original Language: Latin) ; 97. Heinrich II Reuss to Schutz (22.10.1646) ; 98. Schutz to Martin Knabe (30.10.1646) ; 99. Bautzen Town Council to Schutz (05.03.1647) ; 100. Schutz to the Bautzen Town Council (14.03.1647) ; 101. Bautzen Town Council to Schutz (11.04.1647) ; 102. Schutz to the Bautzen Town Council (28.04.1647) ; 103. Symphoniae sacrae II (Dresden, 1647): title page and dedication (01.05.1647) ; 104. Symphoniae sacrae II (Dresden, 1647): preface to the reader ; 105. Symphoniae sacrae II (1647): appended list of published works to date ; 106. Schutz directed to Johann Georg I (between 20 June and 22 July 1647) ; 107. Schutz to Christian Reichbrodt, Privy Chamber Secretary (21.09.1647) ; 108. Johann Georg II to Johann Georg I (29.09.1647) ; 109. Schutz to August, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels (28.12.1647) ; 110. Schutz to Wilhelm IV, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (6 January 1648) ; 111. August of Saxe-Weissenfels to Schutz (18.01.1648) ; 112. Schutz to Unnamed Recipient (early 1648) (Original language: Latin) ; 113. Johann Georg II to Giovanni Sansoni (29.03.1648) (Original Language: Italian) ; 114. Geistliche Chormusik (Dresden, 1648): title page and dedication (21.04.1648) ; 115. Geistliche Chormusik (Dresden, 1648): preface ; 116. Schutz to the Dresden Court (07.07.1648) ; 117. Alexander Hering to the Bautzen Town Council (30.08.1648) ; 118. Johann Georg Hofkontz to Johann Georg I (16.05.1649) ; 119. Heinrich Schutz to Burkard Berlich (03.07.1649) ; 120. Schutz to Heinrich von Taube, Marshal of the Court (between 12.1649 and 02.1650) ; 121. Schutz to the Dresden Court (11.02.1650) ; 122. Symphoniae sacrae III (Dresden, 1650): title page and dedication (29.09.1650) ; 123. Symphoniae sacrae III (Dresden, 1650): preface from the Bassus pro Violone und Bassus ad Organum ; 124. Symphoniae sacrae III (Dresden, 1650): appendix to the Basso Continuo ; 125. Schutz to Johann Georg I (14.01.1651) ; 126. Schutz directed to the Dresden Court (21.02.1651) ; 127. Schutz to Christian Reichbrodt (11.04.1651) ; 128. Schutz and Johann Georg Hofkontz to Christian, Duke of Saxony (14.08.1651) ; 129. Schutz to Christian Reichbrodt (19.08.1651) ; 130. Schutz to Christian Reichbrodt (04.02.1652) ; 131. Schutz to Christian Reichbrodt (28.05.1652) ; 132. Schutz to Heinrich von Taube (26.06.1652) ; 133. Schutz to Heinrich II Reuss (16.06.1653) ; 134. Schutz's endorsement of Caspar Ziegler's Von den Madrigalen (1653/1685) (11.08.1653) ; 135. Schutz to Heinrich von Taube, Jacob Weller and Christian Reichbrodt (21.08.1653) ; 136. Schutz to Johann Georg I (21.08.1653) ; 137. Schutz to Johann Georg II (21.08.1653) ; 138. Schutz to Johann Georg I (21.09.1653) ; 139. Schutz to the Dresden Court (undated, probably 1653 or 1654) ; 140. Schutz Johann Georg I (29.05.1655) ; 141. Sophie Elisabeth of Brunswick Luneburg to Schutz (22.06.1655) ; 142. Schutz to Johann Georg I (21.07.1655) ; 143. Schutz to Sophie Elisabeth of Brunswick-Luneburg (24.07.1655) ; 144. Schutz's contract as Kapellmeister in Wolfenbuttel in absentia (23.08.1655) ; 145. Sophie Elisabeth of Brunswick-Luneburg to Schutz (10.11.1655) ; 146. Schutz to Sophie Elisabeth of Brunswick-Luneburg (27.11.1655) ; Last Years (1657-72) ; 147. Zwolff Geistliche Gesange (Dresden, 1657): title page and Christoph Kittel's preface ; 148. Zwolff Geistliche Gesange (Dresden, 1657): memorandum Nr. 1 in the Basso Continuo partbook ; 149. Zwolff Geistliche Gesange (Dresden, 1657): memorandum Nr. 2 in the Basso Continuo partbook ; 150. Schutz's appraisal of Constantin Christian Dedekind's Aelbianische Musenlust (Dresden, 1657) (21.09.1657) ; 151. Johann Jacob Lowe von Eisenach to Schutz (5 May 1660) ; 152. Schutz to August the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg (10.04.1661) ; 153. Becker Psalter, 2nd edition (Dresden, 1661): title page and preface to the reader ; 154. Becker Psalter, 2nd edition (Dresden, 1661): Schutz's remarks in the Basso Continuo partbook ; 155. Becker Psalter, 2nd edition (Dresden, 1661): Schutz's afterword to organists in the Basso Continuo partbook ; 156. Schutz's receipt for payment from the Wolfenbuttel Court (21.05.1663) ; 157. Heinrich Schutz to the Zeitz Court (14.07.1663) ; 158. Heinrich Schutz to Moritz, Duke of Saxe-Zeitz (29.09.1663) ; 159. Catalogue of Schutz's published works sent to Wolfenbuttel (? 09.1663) ; 160. Schutz to August of Brunswick-Luneburg (10.01.1664) ; 161. Historia von der Geburt Jesu Christi (Dresden, 1664): title page and memorandum to the reader ; 162. Schutz directed to Johann Georg II (03.05.1666) ; 163. Schutz to the Superintendent at Zeitz (after 1667) ; 164. Schutz to Christoph Bernhard (1670) ; 165. Constantin Christian Dedekind's poem commemorating the completion of Schutz's tomb (2 September 1670) ; 166. Schwanengesang (1671): proposed title page of Schutz's unpublished setting of Psalm 119 ; 167. Schutz's curriculum vitae written by Martin Geier for the composer's funeral (17.11.1672) ; 168. Christoph Bernhard's rhymed Psalm 150 from the Geistreiches Gesang-Buch (Dresden, 1676) ; 169. Genealogy of the Schutz Family (1761) ; Glossary ; Bibliography

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  • publication date: 30/05/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780199812202
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
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  • weight: 612
  • ISBN10: 0199812209

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