Vocal Polyphony
Thomaskantors and the German Motet

Dana Marsh

Dana Marsh


Friday, March 31, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Live! at 10th & G
Washington, DC

Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Alexandria, VA

Johann Hermann Schein
Fontana d’Israel

Featuring vocalists of the Washington Bach Consort
Dr. Dana T. Marsh, conductor

Beginning with Johann Hermann Schein (1586–1630), who served as Kantor at the Thomasschule in Leipzig for fifteen years, we include on our vocal polyphony series German motets by the foremost composers to hold the position before J.S. Bach. Schein’s motet series Fontana d’Israel is among the most important of the 17th century, with music exquisitely crafted to its biblical text. In the hands of the Washington Bach Consort’s superb vocalists, this will be a concert to remember!

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Running time approximately 70 minutes



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