Sebastian Ertel: Missa Super Ecce ego mittam Angelum meum a otto#
Sebastian Ertel (ca 1550/60
Mariazell/Styria - 1618 Garsten/Upper Austria) is the first known
composer to have come from Styria. Nothing is known about his youth or
his musical training. Ertel only composed music for use in
monasteries. His works are all set in a straight-forward, syllabic
style without melismatic embellishments. Both Gregorian chant and
secular music served as sources for his musical material. His
compositions have survived mostly in manuscript form but some are
included in several music-prints from Munich/Germany during the years
1611 to 1617.
Ertel's Missa Super Ecce ego mittam Angelum meum
was included in his printed book of masses Missarum sex, septem,
octo, et decem vocibus ad organum accomodatis (Munich: Henrici 1613).
He made use of the basso continuo for the first time in these masses.
The illustration shows the title-page of this print. (E. Stadler)
© Catkanei - Studio für Alte Musik, Graz. (Aufnahme: GM-Tonstudio-Musikverlag Dr. Werner Jauk, Ludwig-Benedek-Gasse 19, A-8054 Graz)