Nikolaus Betscher Missa in C Te Deum in D
State Choir LATVIJA
Helga Spatzek, soprano
Ernst-Wolfgang Lauer, bariton
Stefan Bleicher, organ
Staging of Jürg Wieber (Christophorus-Kantorei Altensteig) and Rudolf Schadt (Vocal Collegium Ravensburg)
Camerata vocalis of the University of Tübingen
Chamber orchestra of Tübingen
Conductor Alexander Sumski
Recorded in 1991.
CD contains two pieces by the abbot of the former abbey Nikolaus Betscher (1745-1811). His heritage of activities as a composer consists of about 40 compositions handed down to us in manuscripts, which unfortunately are in part only fragments – 11 masses, 2 requiems, 16 other works of Latin and German vocal music and a certain number of pilgrimage songs. At his time Betscher’s works were performed not only in Rot an der Rot, but also in Isny, Gutenzell and Maria Steinbach.