This image is © Uppsala University, Düben Collection, vhms 25/8.We plan to publish THE COMPLETE WORKS of this fine German composer, who also worked in Sweden and Denmark.
Edited by Brian Clark.12pp.Scoring: Bass solo, 2 violins, continuo.PLEASE NOTE: This edition does not include a continuo realization.If you require one, please tick the box. Remember, it may take a week to produce a continuo part.If you plan to perform this work with a large choir, please email us to negotiate a special price for extra scores.Click here to see the first page of the score.
This piece, which tells of the taking down of Christ's body from the cross and its laying in the tomb, has been sung mostly by counter-tenors, but Geist's first choice of voice was Tenore ò Bassetto - sounding an octave lower. He added "Semi-Canto" later. This version features the fine voice of Carlos Mena and the wonderful Ricercar Consort, long champions of this repertoire. It is something of a puzzle why Geist chose not to use the opening words of the piece as its title; our edition follows modern convention.