SEBASTIAN KNÜPFER (1633-1676): Cantatas - Veni Sancte Spiritus, Super flumina Babylonis, Kyrie cum Gloria, Quare fremerunt gentes, O benignissime Jesu, Surgite populi.
Catalogue Number: 02S016
Reference: 777 884-2
Description: Choirmaster at St. Thomas School in Leipzig for the last 19 years of his life, Knüpfer was credited with significantly advancing the reputation of that city. Working with a full orchestral apparatus, he pulls all the stops in colorful scoring - the first and last of these works, celebratory as the texts are, add 4 or 5 trumpets to the strings and continuo and strings, continuo and lower brass scoring of the other four. Weser-Renaissance Bremen; Manfred Cordes.