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Ach so laß von mir dich finden

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Georg Philipp Telemann’s ‘Ach so laß von mir dich finden’ is taken from a cycle of 144 sacred songs published in 1727. The cycle draws on material that the composer had used the previous year in Hamburg church services, normally immediately before the sermon. The original versions were scored for voice, solo instrument or instruments and continuo. In reworking them Telemann eliminated melody instruments, distributing their material between the voice and an enhanced bass part—modifications so skilfully executed that no-one would suspect a repurposing. In a preface, Telemann emphasised the possibility of using his new collection in domestic settings, highlighting the use of flowing vocal lines ‘without excessive or unnatural leaps’, attributes exemplified in ‘Ach so laß’. The aria, intended for the third Sunday in Advent, is, like all its peers, cast in a conventional ternary form, with straightforward periodic phrasing that reflects the regular metrical structure of Johann Friedrich Helbig’s text. On this recording, the trebles of the Choir are joined by solo archlute.

from notes by Martin Ennis © 2020


Advent Live, Vol. 2
Studio Master: SIGCD661Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 16 on SIGCD661 [3'22] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD661 track 16

Recording date
25 November 2018
Recording venue
St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Recording engineer
Dave Rowell
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  1. Advent Live, Vol. 2 (SIGCD661)
    Disc 1 Track 16
    Release date: November 2020
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