Notes of Devastation is a compilation of the John, Matthew and Luke Passion texts set to music in the late 1660s by Heinrich Schütz. Ilustrated with etchings by Jaques Callot, depicting the devastation wrought by the Thirty Years War, the years in which the music was conceived.
Compiled from the shorter individual Schütz Passions, and translated by Marc Estrin. Vocal score, for a capella chorus SATB, and tenor recitative.
Forty short choruses dramatizing events in the passion story of Christ. Useful for theatrical stagings of a passion play. Performance time one hour plus. First performed by the Bread & Puppet Theater at Goddard College.