"Jan Dismas Zelenka Gurus" Discord server

  • Hello all! I want to welcome my fellow Zelenkians to join a new Discord server that I made, dedicated to Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745):

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    Discord is the easiest way to communicate over voice, video, and text. Chat, hang out, and stay close with your friends and communities.

    It contains, but is not limited to:

    Sheet music

    • Manuscripts

    • Score Videos

    • Live Performances
    • Librettos (i.e. for his oratorios and aria's, such as the 8 Italian, ZWV 176, as well as some obscure sacred texts, like that of ZWV 59, Attendite et Videte...)

    • Lore and information surrounding Zelenka's life and individual compositions

    Complete list of his ZWV catalogue, for easy reference when looking for works, defined part by part as genres (i.e. ZWV 1-23, Masses, ZWV 24-30, xxx, etc...)

    Useful links to different Zelenka themed websites / content

    I hope you can join me on the quest to make ZELENKA as famous as BACH, Johann Sebastian that is.


    Jamie Holdham

    Zelenka was then also seen by Phoebus,

    who rightly praised him as follows:

    You most highly praised, perfect VIRTUOS,

    Your self-gained fame is world-renowned and great;

    You can for the Glory of God, delight the Soul,

    and movingly compose Church music,

    which is so touching, that the devotional Breast

    already experiences the Foretaste of Pleasures of Heavens;

    Therefore Your Praise will blossom according to your Name,

    Both here on Earth and on the stage of the Stars.

    - Johann Gottlob Kittel

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