JAN DISMAS ZELENKA (1679-1745): Requiem in C Minor, ZWV 45, Miserere in C Minor, ZWV 57, Lamentation pro Die Veneris Sancto, ZWV 53 - Lamentation 3:2.
Catalogue Number: 01J023
Reference: MET CD 1082
Description: This requiem is not on the comprehensive list of Zelenka's works in the Dresden State Library - it exists only in a copy in Prague - but its very quirkiness (delicate soprano and strings over pizzicato bass for the Tuba Mirum, a not-very-somber Quantus tremor) argue for his authorship. The Miserere is highly contrupuntal and highly dissonant, the selection from Lamentations of Jeremiah reasonably contemplative. Grace Davison (soprano), James Bowman (countertenor), Benjamin Hulett (tenor), Simon Whiteley (bass), Members of His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts, Fiori Musicali Choir and Orchestra; Penelope Rapson.