Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

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[+] Stauff, Derek. “Schütz’s Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du mich? and the Politics of the Thirty Years War.” Journal of the American Musicological Society 69 (Summer 2016): 355-408.

Archival evidence reveals that Heinrich Schütz’s Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du mich? was first performed in 1632 as part of an anniversary celebration commemorating the Protestant victory at the Battle of Breitenfeld. This performance occurred nearly twenty years before Schütz published Saul in Symphoniae sacrae III (1650), allowing him time to conceivably revise the concerto. A table summarizes other potential sources that Schütz may have also adapted for Symphoniae sacrae III, along with their original and revised scorings. In all of these cases, and perhaps that of Saul, Schütz retained the text and many musical features common to both the sources and their adaptations.

Works: Schütz: Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du mich? (385-387).

Index Classifications: 1600s

Contributed by: Jaime Carini

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