Hugo Distler's

Der Jahrkreis

Thank you for your interest in Der Jahrkreis!

Der Jahrkreis (The Year's Circle) is a set of 50 motets, Amen Settings, and a Te Deum written by the 20th Century German Composer Hugo Distler. It is a set of two and three part motets intended to follow the liturgical year.

For now, the information here corresponds to my dissertation on the topic. Soon, there will be many more resources on using Der Jahrkreis as a tool for teaching.

Scores are available in the Google Drive window below. Please read the 00. Read Me file before using these with your choir.

The handout for the dissertation defense presentation can be found here: Dissertation Defense Presentation Handout

A redacted version of the entire document can be found here (does not appendices): Redacted Dissertation

Score Play videos are available for some of these motets.

View my lecture recital on the history of Der Jahrkreis and how Distler used these motets in his teaching.

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