Schütz: Resurrection History
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Heinrich Schtz, perhaps the most highly regarded composer in 17th century Germany, wrote The Resurrection History on returning to Germany in 1623, following a period of study in Venice with Giovanni Gabrieli. This beautiful work takes biblical scenes from the period immediately following the Crucifixion, and sets them to music of intensely measured austerity and flowing polyphony. The biblical narrative is sung by a tenor soloist accompanied by a consort of viols, and the other characters in the story sing music in solo, or duet form supported by a group of continuo instruments. Directed by Les Shankland.