Hammerschmidt: Ten motets by Andreas Hammerschmidt. Edited by Diethard Hellmann. This edition: Paperbound. Choral collections. Sacred, Magnificat, Motets, Psalms, German; Choral Collections, Women's Choir, Choral Collections, Mixed Choir, Choral Collections, Men's Choir; Occasions: Psalms, Daily hours; Use during church year: Advent, Special Days, Lent and Passiontide, Holy Week,. Collection. 88 pages. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.400600).
The new edition of Hammerschmidt's ten motets contains six works for the church year and four sacred concertos. The collection is ideal for mixed choirs who perform with differently-scored instrumental ensembles, since for Hammerschmidt an exact instrumentation was not his highest priorty: The instruments could be employed "if available," otherwise they could be dispensed with, as he explains in the fourth part of his Musicalischen Andachten (1646). On the other hand, the composer demands the greatest possible intelligibility from the choir. These works are a rewarding addition to the repertoire, especially suited for performance in worship services and evening music.