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Ludwig Senfl - A Great Swiss Composer of the Renaissance (MH 32/1975)

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Ludwig Senfl (1486(?)-1543(?)) was one of the great early masters of music in Europe. Born in Basel or Zurich he worked abroad, mainly in the Italian city of Florence and in the German cities of Augsburg and Munich.

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In the latter city he died. Many of his compositions, both secular and religious, maybe considered exemplary models of their kind. They contributed greatly to the enrichment of music in the first half of the 16th century.

Musical content

1. Carmen in re
2. Lust hab ich g'habt zuer Musica
3. Ach Elslein, liebes Elslein / Es taget vor dem Walde / Wann ich des Morgens früeh aufsteh'
4. Das Geläut zu Speyer
5. Ecce quam bonum (Reichstag-Motette)
6. Non moriar sed vivam

Production information

Musica Helvetica MH 32. Ludwig Senfl. A Great Swiss Composer of the Renaissance. Produced 1975/1980 for SBC / SRI by Lance Tschannen.

Background information

Switzerland is a small alpine nation shaped and influenced by great cultural cross-currents that have swept through Europe over centuries. Out of elements of diversity, the people of this country have forged a distinctly Swiss identity. And music is one of its most eloquent expressions. "Musica Helvetica" explores different facets of music in Switzerland from its earliest beginnings to the latest works of modern Swiss composers, from folk music to rock and jazz. This historical series span the years 1972 to 1998. These recordings are not available.

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