Hello and Seasons Greetings To You All!
Here is my arrangement and recording of a choral piece by German great, Michael Praetorius February 15, 1571 – February 15, 1621, called, “Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir”, or, “From deep distress I cry to thee”.
There are 2 groups of SATB, the first on the left, the second on the right, 8 parts in all. I created 3 versions of the piece. The first for Choir, the second for Strings and the last for the Brass and I also added a Timpani.
Then, based on what seemed to be going on in the music, I mixed each of the 3 together and added the Timpani. I used the Irina Brochin sample, after thankfully finally finding a little free VST player that has ADSR and is stable, called Font! 2, pretty sure. In addition, I used the Vienna Inst. Soprano Choir and some soprano vocal samples from SampleTank2. For the Tenor and Bass voices, I used the Choir Lite in GPO4. The rest of the instruments are all from GPO4 as well.
It’s not exactly “Christmassy” music, but it does have a certain spiritual quality to it. I think Michael Praetorius was a terrific composer; he integrated the ideas and innovations of the Italians, like Gabrieli, and as a result, greatly informed German music, leading, in part, to its powerful position in music of the 17th century and forward.
All the Best!
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