In addition to Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (CV 31.248), Schütz’s “Historia der freudenreichen Geburt Jesu Christi,” another favorite Christmas work, is available in a critical edition (Urtext in the Stuttgarter Schütz Edition, ed. by Günter Graulich). Likewise, a newly edited vocal score, which is easy to read and with practical page turns, is available.
Scoring: Soli e Coro SSATTB, 2 Vl, 2 Vga, 2 Blfl, 2 Tr (2 Ctto), 2 Trb, Bc
Duration: 35 min
Degree of difficulty: 3
Scripture: Lk 2,1-21.40; Mt 2,1-23