Johann Melchior Gletle



The exceptional quality of the music of J. M. Gletle has long been talked about in musical circles. But because there are no practical editions of his music, his works are almost never heard in the concert hall. On 17 April 1654, the Cathedral Chapter appointed 'Melchior Glötlen the organist of the cathedral to the post also of capellmeister'. Until his death on 2 September 1683, Gletle remained in Augsburg as both Cathedral Organist and the first member of the laity to be Capellmeister. Neither before nor after him were both posts combined in one person. Gletle's works saw the light of day in the form of eight large publications in Augsburg. Besides all the usual genres of Catholic music (motets, psalms, masses, magnificats and litanies), he also published two collections of humorous, folk-like songs. Sadly, much has survived only in an incomplete state. Luckily, the Zentralbibliotheke Zürich possesses the complete part books of the psalms and motets. Thomas Baldinger has taken works from these to compile a Maria Vesprers such as might have been performed during Gletle's time in Augsburg.  


Johann Melchior Gletle (1626-1683)


Regula Konrad, Sopran 1, Miriam Feuersinger, Sopran 2 , Peter Kennel, Altus, Valentin J. Gloor, Tenor, Stefan Vock, Bass, Michael Schraner, Vorsänger Gregorianik, Bläserensemble Il Desiderio, Isabel Schau, Violine 1, Katja Donner, Violine 2, Silvia Tecardi, Viola da gamba continuo, Rebeka Rusó, Viola da gamba 1, Jane Achtmann, Viola da gamba 1, Tal Arbel, Viola da gamba 2, Julian Behr, Theorbe, Ines Schmid, Orgel, Collegium Vocale Lenzburg, Herren des Collegium Vocale Lenzburg, Gregorianik, Michael Schraner, Leitung, Thomas Baldinger, Gesamtleitung.

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