Heinrich Schütz

Heinrich Schütz Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    8th October 1585
  • Died
    6th November 1672
  • Birthplace
    Köstritz, Germany

Heinrich Schutz was a German composer and organist, generally regarded as the most important German composer before Johann Sebastian Bach and often considered to be one of the most important composers of the 17th century along with Claudio Monteverdi. He wrote what is thought to be the first German opera, Dafne, performed at Torgau in 1627, of which the music has since been lost. He is commemorated as a musician in the Calendar of Saints of the Lutheran Church on July 28 with Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel. He was buried in the Dresden Frauenkirche but his tomb has been destroyed.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
De vitae fugacitate, SWV 94 Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Instruments
Glück zu dem Helikon, SWV 96 Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Instruments
Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund, SWV 478 Cantata Choir and Instrument
Es erhub sich ein Streit im Himmel, SWV Anh.11 Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Haus und Güter erbet man von Eltern, SWV 21 Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Heute ist Christus der Herr geboren, SWV 439 Cantata Voice(s) and Instruments
Saget den Gästen, SWV 459 Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Güldne Haare, gleich Aurore, SWV 440 Canzona Voice(s) and Instruments
O der großen Wuntertaten, SWV 278 Canzona Voice(s) and Instruments
Ach wie soll ich doch in Freuden leben, SWV 474 Chorale Choir and Orchestra
Gib unserm Fürsten und aller Obrigkeit, SWV 373 Chorale Choir and Orchestra
Ich bin die Auferstehung und das Leben, SWV 464 Chorale Choir
Viel werden kommen von Morgen und von Abend, SWV 375 Chorale Choir and Orchestra
O meine Seel, warum bist du betrübet, SWV 419 Funeral Music Solo voice(s)
Selig sind die Toten, SWV 391 Funeral Music Choir
Ach Herr, du Schöpfer aller Ding, SWV 450 Madrigal Voice(s) and Instruments
Die Erde trinkt für sich, SWV 438 Madrigal Voice(s) and Instruments
Italian Madrigals, Op.1, SWV 1–19 Madrigal Solo voice(s)
Itzt blicken durch des Himmels Saal, SWV 460 Madrigal Voice(s) and Orchestra
Lässt Salomon sein Bette nicht umgeben, SWV 452 Madrigal Voice(s) and Orchestra