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Zelenka, Jan Dismas (1679-1745)

Zelenka Zelenka

Lamentationes Jeremiae ZWV 203

Lamentation 2, Easter Eve (#6),

Soprano, tenor, obbl violin, oboe and bassoon, continuo.          

Three arias (two recits) (D-Dl Mus. 2358-D4)

Carus Verlag 40.762/60

CD Chandos baroque, Helios CDH55106, tracks 23-27




Attendite et videte ZWV 59

Aria “Deus regit nos”,

Bass, obbl violin, viola and bassoon, continuo   

(D-Dl Mus. 2358-D-77)


Gesù al Calvario ZWV 62

#13 Aria “S’una sol lagrima”

Alto, 2 oboes, bassoni, strings, continuo

# 18 Duetto “Santo amor, che tanto pene”

Soprano, alto, chalumeau, violini unis, fagotti con sord., continuo

# 20 Aria “Che fiero martire”

Soprano, chalumeau, flauti e oboi, 2 fagotti, strings, continuo

Score: Prisca-Verlag Vaduz/Liechtenstein 1980 (Ed. H-J Irmen), pp 106-135,182-199, 208-242.

In this edition the role of Gesù is set for bass; in the original it is set for alto

CD Capriccio 10887/88 Hermann Max, CD 1 track 13, CD 2 tracks 4, 6.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP9EcTkDMhU&feature=relmfu


Motet: Barbara dira effera ! ZWV 164,

Alto, fagotto concertante, strings

(D-Dl Mus. 2358-E-36)

Manuscript score, prepared 1986 from the original source, reproduced

here with the generous permission of Janice Stockigt, Melbourne and

the Sächsische Landes-Staats-und-Universitätsbibliothek, Dresden.

(Note that in the .pdf file the fagotto part is the fourth line from the bottom throughout)

CD: Ensemble Inégal, Prague Baroque Soloists, Viktora, Nibiru 01542231, tracks 17-19



Motet: Qui nihil sortis ZWV 211,

Soprano, alto, oboe concertante, fagotto concertante,

strings, continuo  (D-Dl Mus. 2358-E-37).

The original score of this work is heavily damaged. I am grateful to Vaughan McAlley

for preparation of a draft score, presented here with permission from the

Sächsische Landes-Staats-und-Universitätsbibliothek, Dresden.


Sollicitus Fossor ZWV 209,

Alto solo, violoncello concertante, fagotto concertante, oboes, strings, continuo.

This previously anonymous work is now attributed to Zelenka

(D-Dl Mus. 2358-E-38)


Il serpente di bronzo ZWV 61,

Aria "Vicina morte con fiero sguardo", soprano, 2 oboes, continuo (fagotto*)

Sächsische Landes-Staats-und-Universitätsbibliothek, Dresden, D-Dl 2358-D-74, pp 76-81.

CD Ensemble Inégal, Viktora, Nibiru 0146-2211, track 9.

YouTube (+29.40 min):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4hpDxMeJSo


Litaniae de Venerabili Sacramento ZWV 147,

Duet "Panis omnipotentia"

Tenor, bass, 2 oboes, strings, continuo (fagotto*)

Sächsische Landes-Staats-und-Universitätsbibliothek, Dresden, D-Dlb D-55.

CD: Hyperion CDA67350, King's Consort, track 5

YouTube (+9.0 min):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBYDC2E8BRk


Requiem ZWV 46, Offertorium “Ne cadent in obscuram” “Do not fall into darkness”

Tenor, 2 fagotti, strings, continuo

Autograph score, Sächsische Landes-Staats-und-Universitätsbibliothek, Dresden,

Mus. 2358-D-81.3, bars 22-39.

CD: Accent ACC 24244, Luks, Collegium 1704, CD 2, track 15

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AITAap8mBqU (+23 min)


Modern transcriptions of unpublished works, in score, may be available for study through

Das Erbe Deutscher Musik,Tübingen. Catalog 2009 pp 72-75.




Zelenka website: http://www.jdzelenka.net/


Zelenka Werkverzeichnis: http://www.wissensdrang.com/zwv.htm


General Reference:

Janice B Stockigt, Jan Dismas Zelenka; A Bohemian musician at the court of Dresden.

Oxford University Press, 2000