Gregor Joseph Werner (1693-1766) was Kapellmeister at the Eszterházy court in Eisenstadt, and on his death he was succeeded by Joseph Haydn. A surviving manuscript score of his oratorio "Der gute Hirt" (The Good Shepherd) is preserved in the music collection of the National Library of Hungary in Budapest. Werner's oratorio is a "sepolcro" oratorio originating from the Viennese court tradition. This particular musical-dramatic form of the Holy Week oratorio performed around the holy sepulcher of Catholic churches, became fashionable throughout the Habsburg empire during the last third of the 17th century. This genre, a staged musical performance presenting the burial of Jesus Christ, was a part of church music practice in Central Europe as late as the 1730s. On 28 March 1739, the Good Friday service held in the Palace Chapel in Eisenstadt was centered around a musical drama setting of Gregor Werner's own text based on the Parable of the Good Shepherd in the Gospel of Luke, thereby commemorating Jesus Christ's death on the cross at Golgotha. The single lost sheep is the symbol of man who, having revolted and lost his secure place in Paradise, can be guided back to the path of salvation only through the sacrifice of the all-forgiving Good Shepherd/Jesus, the Father's only son, who will never leave him.
Gregor Joseph Werner (1693-1766) was Kapellmeister at the Eszterházy court in Eisenstadt, and on his death he was succeeded by Joseph Haydn. A surviving manuscript score of his oratorio "Der gute Hirt" (The Good Shepherd) is preserved in the music collection of the National Library of Hungary in Budapest. Werner's oratorio is a "sepolcro" oratorio originating from the Viennese court tradition. This particular musical-dramatic form of the Holy Week oratorio performed around the holy sepulcher of Catholic churches, became fashionable throughout the Habsburg empire during the last third of the 17th century. This genre, a staged musical performance presenting the burial of Jesus Christ, was a part of church music practice in Central Europe as late as the 1730s. On 28 March 1739, the Good Friday service held in the Palace Chapel in Eisenstadt was centered around a musical drama setting of Gregor Werner's own text based on the Parable of the Good Shepherd in the Gospel of Luke, thereby commemorating Jesus Christ's death on the cross at Golgotha. The single lost sheep is the symbol of man who, having revolted and lost his secure place in Paradise, can be guided back to the path of salvation only through the sacrifice of the all-forgiving Good Shepherd/Jesus, the Father's only son, who will never leave him.
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Der Gute Hirt (2pk)
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1. Der Gute Hirt, Act I: Introductio
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2. Der Gute Hirt, Act I Scene 1: Wohlan Laßt Uns Mit Rosen Krönen
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3. Der Gute Hirt, Act I Scene 1: Nun Ihr, Blumen Auf Den Feldern
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4. Der Gute Hirt, Act I Scene 2: Wie? Was Höre Ich?
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5. Der Gute Hirt, Act I Scene 3: Ach, Schiegle Dich, Mein Geist
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6. Der Gute Hirt, Act I Scene 3: Ach Schäflein, Schäflein, Komme Doch
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7. Der Gute Hirt, Act I Scene 3: Das Hirschlein Nicht So Schnell
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8. Der Gute Hirt, Act I Scene 3: Du Daurest Nicht, Mein Kind
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9. Der Gute Hirt, Act I Scene 3: Die Liebe Hat Kein Ziel
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10. Der Gute Hirt, Act I Scene 4: Auf, Auf, Ihr Wild Syrenen
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11. Der Gute Hirt, Act I Scene 5: Hinweg Mit Der Melancholie
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1. Der Gute Hirt, Act II Scene 1: Nun Bin Ich Mied Und Matt
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2. Der Gute Hirt, Act II Scene 1: Auf, Auf, Mit Hurtig Schnellem Lauf
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3. Der Gute Hirt, Act II Scene 2: O, Du Geheiligter Ort
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4. Der Gute Hirt, Act II Scene 3: Deine Froh Wort Ich Verachte
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5. Der Gute Hirt, Act II Scene 4: Endlich Bin Ich So Weit Gekommen
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6. Der Gute Hirt, Act II Scene 5: O Ihr Alle, Die Ihr Vorbei Nun Gehet
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7. Der Gute Hirt, Act II Scene 5: Steinhartes Felsenherz
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8. Der Gute Hirt, Act II Scene 6: O Du Gebenedei, Guter Hirt
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9. Der Gute Hirt, Act II Scene 6: So Komme Dann Herbei
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10. Der Gute Hirt, Act II Scene 6: So Sei Es Dann Gewagt
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11. Der Gute Hirt, Act II Scene 6: So Laßt Uns Auch Dann Gehen
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Gregor Joseph Werner (1693-1766) was Kapellmeister at the Eszterházy court in Eisenstadt, and on his death he was succeeded by Joseph Haydn. A surviving manuscript score of his oratorio "Der gute Hirt" (The Good Shepherd) is preserved in the music collection of the National Library of Hungary in Budapest. Werner's oratorio is a "sepolcro" oratorio originating from the Viennese court tradition. This particular musical-dramatic form of the Holy Week oratorio performed around the holy sepulcher of Catholic churches, became fashionable throughout the Habsburg empire during the last third of the 17th century. This genre, a staged musical performance presenting the burial of Jesus Christ, was a part of church music practice in Central Europe as late as the 1730s. On 28 March 1739, the Good Friday service held in the Palace Chapel in Eisenstadt was centered around a musical drama setting of Gregor Werner's own text based on the Parable of the Good Shepherd in the Gospel of Luke, thereby commemorating Jesus Christ's death on the cross at Golgotha. The single lost sheep is the symbol of man who, having revolted and lost his secure place in Paradise, can be guided back to the path of salvation only through the sacrifice of the all-forgiving Good Shepherd/Jesus, the Father's only son, who will never leave him.