JOHANN FRIEDRICH AGRICOLA (1720-1774): Der Gottmensch jauchzt, Die Auferstehung des Erlösers, GOTTFRIED AUGUST HOMILIUS (1715-1785): Frohlocket und preiset den göttlichen Held, HOWV I.11.
Catalogue Number: 07W023
Reference: 555 332-2
Description: Agricola composed the oratorio Die Auferstehung… for performance in St. Peter’s Church in Berlin on the First Day of Easter in 1758, and Homilius wrote his Easter oratorio in 1767, when it was probably performed in the Church of Our Lady in Dresden. The latter’s music already displays elements of Early Classicism and the empfindsamer Stil, his cantata choruses are frequently of homophonic design and song character, and the polyphonic sections are rather rare. While Homilius sticks to the historical component of the Easter event, Agricola’s piece, with its subtitle “A Musical Story”, is much more freely designed. German-English texts. Vocal soloists, Kölner Akademie; Michael Alexander Willens.