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Quemadmodum desiderat cervus
? 1663
author of text
Psalm 42: 1, adapted

'Knüpfer: Sacred Music' (CDH55393)
Knüpfer: Sacred Music
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Quemadmodum desiderat cervus
Quemadmodum desiderat cervus (‘Like as the hart desireth’), set for solo bass and a small string group, stylistically belongs to an early period. It probably originates from the beginning of Knüpfer’s career in Leipzig; it perhaps belongs to a collection of sacred music which was to be printed in 1663, but apparently was eventually not published. The Italian influence, notably that of Giacomo Carissimi, is evident, especially in the flowing theme of the concluding triple-time movement.

from notes by Peter Wollny © 2000
English: Viola Scheffel

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55393 track 12
Recording date
15 September 1999
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ben Turner
Recording engineer
Philip Hobbs
Hyperion usage
  1. Knüpfer: Sacred Music (CDA67160)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: May 2000
    Deletion date: May 2009
    Superseded by CDH55393
  2. Knüpfer: Sacred Music (CDH55393)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: September 2011
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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