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Heinrich Schütz One Thing I Ask of Thee (Ps. 27)

Bradley Almquist
Anthems, Psalms and Canticles
Keyboard [organ/piano], Bassoon, Cello, Trombone
Suggested Uses(s)

Two equal voices and basso continuo (organ or harpsichord; optional cello, bassoon, trombone, guitar, lute, or other bass instrument). A setting of Psalm 27:4-5 from the Kleine geistliche Konzerte of 1636. (Eins bitte ich vom Herren) Text in both German and English included. If you're not familiar with Schütz's work, characterized by elegant vocal writing and wonderful harmonic movement, this piece is a fantastic introduction.

Eins bitte ich vom Herren, das hätte ich gern, daß ich im Hause des Herrn möge bleiben mein lebelang, zuschauen die schönen Gottesdienst des Herren, und seinen Tempel zu besuchen.

One thing I ask of thee, Lord, and this is my prayer, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord for evermore, beholding the Holy presence of the Father within the holy temple of the Lord God.


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