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GEN 19657 7.6.2019
18.90 €

Heinrich von Meißen (ca. 1250–1318)  
Kreuzleich
Wie wunder wernder süze ursprinc
Wie vor der zit geselle
Sam von der sunnen tut der schin
Den sun. David in geiste gicht
Sprich, vaterlich persone
Is, wazzer, sne sich vrien
Wer nerte, Jona, dich in visches wamme?
Isaias, wer was der seraph, der sich dir erscheinte
sage, Israhel, berichte mich
Des vater zorngejeide
Alrerst viel der reine, wise, starke, gute
Der blumen glanz gar sunder schranz belibet
Got spranc uz sinem vater in sin ewekeit
Gelichen sich der slangen slingen, winden er hie wolde
Adam biltsam vernam: er gram
Stoz uf die hant! dir wirt bekant des criuzes rant
Cypressus, cedrus, palmenboum
Got sin öl und sinem cresem
Sust wart der tot erwecket
Zwei uber haten tiefen tal
Helenen vinden, daz kan binden
Becriste, criuze, uns cristen
   

Kreuzleich


Heinrich von Meißen – Frauenlob

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The Kreuzleich by Heinrich “Frauenlob” von Meissen is over 700 years old, making it one of the oldest surviving oratorios of the German cultural sphere. Known up to now only as a silent fragment of Meistersinger history, composer Karsten Gundermann, together with the multi-award-winning a cappella ensemble Octavians, brings it to life for our present time: Gundermann has revamped Frauenlob’s notated melodies and fragmentary manuscripts into a fascinating work for soloists, chamber choir, and orchestra, and the result is sensational! With their three countertenors and supported by the Akademische Orchestervereinigung Jena, the Octavians create a lively blend of age-old and new, of archaic sounds and orchestral colors sung and played at the highest level.

Here you can read the English transation of the Kreuzleich lyrics.