Music of the Week: July 1, 2022: Heinrich Schütz: Auf dem Gebirge

Heinrich Schütz - Auf dem Gebirge | Fretwork, Iestyn Davies, & Hugh Cutting

Heinrich Schütz – Auf dem Gebirge | Fretwork, Iestyn Davies, & Hugh Cutting

Are we watching a new Massacre of the Innocents? As 3,000 credentialed doctors, lawyers, and scientists plow through 55,000 Pfizer documents in a volunteer effort put together by Dr. Naomi Wolf that confirms knowledge by Pfizer and FDA of the serious danger the Covid-19 injections pose to pregnant and lactating women and their babies; as lasting (not temporary) infertility in males is confirmed by studies in Israeli clinics; and as the shots are “recommended” and authorized for children and babies as young as six months of age. . . nothing less than what Mark Crispin Miller calls “Operation Herod” is happening before our very eyes.

Heinrich Schütz, German composer of the early Baroque period, wrote this piece as part of the collection of Sacred Choral Music (Geistliche Chormusik) published in 1648, the year that the Thirty Years’ War ended.

The lyrics are the biblical words from Matthew 2:18 (quoting Jeremiah 31:15) when King Herod ordered the slaughtering of all male children under two years of age in and around Bethlehem.

Beth-Lechem in Hebrew means “house of bread” and may be understood as a hidden reference to the wheat germ, the code of life, like the DNA in each cell of the body. Just as at the time of the birth of Christ, a “census” is being carried out “in all the world”—a counting of the genetic code of the people of God—and the powers-that-be have unleashed an onslaught on holy innocents. Today, again, we must mourn with Rachel and pray for the birth of the Christ within the hearts of humankind.

This special and rare piece of music is here performed by Fretwork, and the two countertenors Iestyn Davies and Hugh Cutting. Iestyn Davies is a brilliant countertenor who is a favorite of the Solari team. We will hear more of him soon.


The Massacre of the Innocents

Printable sheet music for this motet by H. Schütz