Jan Dismas Zelenka: From deep places

Jan Dismas Zelenka

From deep places

ZWV 50, 1724

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The Bohemian composer Jan Dismas Zelenka was a double bass player and church music composer at the Saxon court of the Elector August the Strong and his son Friedrich August II. In the years after 1721 he composed an extensive repertoire of Catholic church music together with the Kapellmeister Johann David Heinichen. These works, together with the Dresden operas composed by Johann Adolf Hasse in quick succession from 1731 onwards, established the reputation of the Saxon court as one of the most important musical centers of the late Baroque period. Zelenka composed this psalm setting De profundis in D minor ZWV 97 in 1724 on the death of his father, including a concluding Requiem verse. This was later replaced by the lesser doxology so that the work can be performed in the office of Christmas week. Both endings are included in this new edition. Three trombones, used as an independent instrumental group, give the work a special tonal color.

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Editor

Wolfgang Horn Personal details

Translator

Jean Lunn Personal details

Composer

Jan Dismas Zelenka Personal details

Reviews

Jan Dismas Zelenka: Psalm 130. De Profundis

[…] Bachs Zeitgenosse Zelenka wird seit seinem 300. Geburtstag 1979 und im Übergang von einer undifferenzierten Barockwelle zu einem differenzierten Verständnis der Musik jener Zeit in seiner eigenwilligen, unkonventionellen Haltung in Neuausgaben und Schallplatteneinspielungen zunehmend gewürdigt. Das 1724 entstandene De profundis, geschrieben auf den Tod des Vaters, schließt mit einer Hinwendung zur Requiemsequenz, enthält aber auch einen Alternativ-Schluss, der das Werk auch in anderem Zusammenhang brauchbar macht. Bemerkenswert ist die Dreiteilung der Chorbässe und deren Verstärkung durch Posaunen. Das Orchester ist sonst mit zwei Oboen, Streichern und B. c. besetzt. In der Stimmführung mutet das Werk gelegentlich palestrinensisch an, steht aber harmonisch Bach nahe. Ein überaus lohnendes Werk, das sich in den Anforderungen an den Chor durchaus im Rahmen hält. Allerdings wird von den Solisten stimmliche Wendigkeit und Stilgefühl verlangt. […]

Gerhard Schumacher
Quelle: Musik und Kirche 4/1981, S. 195/196

 

De Profundis (Out of the Depths), Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745)

Zelenka contemporary of Bach, has been enjoying renewed interest, thanks in part to the excellent editions of his music published by Carus-Verlag. This 15-minute motet setting features three trombones, two oboes, and strings and is divided into six movements which add a brief Reguiem and Gloria Patri to the traditional Psalm 130. Both Latin and English texts are given for performance. Generally the movements are short. Wonderful music that will be most useful for the Lenten season. Highly recommended.

Quelle: The Diapason 2/1993, S. 8

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