Franz Raml concludes his complete recording of Scheidt’s Tabulatura nova on this third release. The first two parts, acclaimed as a “benchmark recording,”
are followed by a conclusion that is also a crowning culmination. The dynamic organist presents a magnificent and multicolored sound festival of early baroque church music on the historic organs in Tangermünde, St. James in Hamburg, and the Schlägl Monastery in Upper Austria.
Scheidt wrote the Tabulatura nova for his pupils; the very busy musician simply had hardly any time to engage in instruction. Accordingly, the collection above all contains works intended as exemplary models for study purposes. In Vol. 3 liturgical pieces occupy the foreground: Magnificat settings in old church modes as well as hymns for high feasts during the church year.