Vesperae de Beata Virginie in D major

Dominus a dextris tuis

  • Recorded: 10th April 2016
  • Record Place: The Church of Virgin Mary under the Chain, Prague
  • First Release: 2016
  • (P) 2016 SUPRAPHON a.s.
  • Genre: Chamber Music


  • music by: Jan Zach
  • original lyrics by: Sacred Lyrics
  • soprano: Michaela Šrůmová
  • conductor: Marek Štryncl
  • musical group: Collegium Floreum
  • musical group: Musica Florea


Musica Florea, Marek Štryncl

Zach: Requiem solemne, Vesperae de Beata Virgine. Music from Eighteenth-Century Prague

Catalogue Number: SU 4209-2
Published: 21st October 2016
Genre: Chamber Music
Format: 1 CD
Jan Zach / Requiem solemne, Vesperae de Beata Virgine
Jan Zach (1713-1773) - Requiem solemne c moll, Vesperae de Beata Virgine D dur (Mariánské nešpory)

Michaela Šrůmová - sopráa, Sylva Čmugrová - alt, Čeněk Svoboda - tenor, Jaromír Nosek - bass, Musica Florea, Collegium Floreum, conductor Marek Štryncl

Jan Zach, a new name in this editorial series, ranks among the "Czech music migrants" of the 18th century. However, before leaving war-struck Bohemia in 1741when he was twenty-eight years old, he had already composed a substantial amount of music. The focus of his work lies in liturgical music - solely the text of the requiem mass has been set to music by Zach three times. His Requiem solemne in c minor was one of the most frequently performed requiems on Prague church choirs (a fact witnessed by a great number of surviving copies) and could still be heard as late as the 20th century. Today's audiences can listen to this mass as a resounding textbook of compositional styles used at the time and admire Zach's impressive array of style elements ranging from strict counterpoint to modern coloratura arias. His Vesperae de Beata Virgine (introduced here in a modern-time premiere) were also widely used in Prague in Zach's time. Here we can already trace the first echoes of the style of the Viennese classicist school. Both works give us an idea of music that sounded in newly built Prague churches in the 1730s. Members of the internationally renowned ensemble Musica Florea have accomplished this premiere with their characteristic lively engagement.

Zach's Requiem and Vesperae de Beata Virgine: Music of the 18th Century Prague Choirs Coming Back to Life


“Un bref Magnificat, lui aussi très vivaldien, introduit par des clochettes d'autuel, confirme la plasticité et la précision du choeur et del'orchestre remarquables de Marek Štryncl.”
Diapason, February 2017

Jan Zach
Requiem solemne in C minor
1. Requiem aeternam 01:35
2. Te decet hymnus 02:05
3. Kyrie 01:56
4. Dies irae 02:22
5. Recordare, Jesu pie 01:37
6. Lacrymosa dies illa 01:08
7. Dona eis requiem 00:57
8. Domine Jesu Christe 01:14
9. Sed signifer 05:19
10. Quam olim Abrahae 01:27
11. Sanctus 00:42
12. Benedictus 02:43
13. Osanna in excelsis 00:32
14. Agnus Dei 02:12
15. Lux aeterna 00:27
16. Cum sanctis 01:57
Jan Zach
Vesperae de Beata Virginie in D major
17. Dixit Dominus (Psalm 109/110) 02:04
18. Juravit Dominus 02:08
19. Dominus a dextris tuis 01:20
20. De torrente 02:12
21. Gloria 00:39
22. Laudate pueri (Psalm 112/113) 03:11
23. Laetatus sum (Psalm 121/122) 06:55
24. Nisi Dominus (126/127) 02:55
25. Magnificat 00:32
26. Quia respexit 02:00
27. Fecit potentiam 01:24
28. Deposuit potentes 02:33
29. Gloria 00:47