Dietrich Becker (1623-1679)
mir Gott ein reines Herz
sacred concerto for alto, 2 violins, 2 viols, violone/bassoon, and b.c.
Editor: Heidi Gröger, publication date: 2007-12, continuo realisation: Torsten Übelhör, source: RISM: S-Uu Vok. mus. i hskr. 3:6
|G136||D. Becker, Schaff in mir Gott ein reines Herz, sacred concerto, First Edition, Sing-A+2V+2VdG+Bc, score with preface and realisation, 7 parts, 44 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-136-6||19.50 €|
Dietrich Becker was composer, violinist, and organist in North-Germany. He numbered among the leading personalities in the rich musical life of seventeenth-century Hamburg. This unpublished sacred concertoS has a joyful character and it reminds of the earlier cantantas by Buxtehude. For the middle part two violas da gamba are explicitly called for, however these parts can be played on violas as well. The range of the alto part is relatively low (e-a’) and this part can probably be performed best by a male alto singer or a high tenor.