At vespers, the choir sang a motet, and the Magnificat in German, besides leading the congregation in some hymns.
The character and scope of the German motet are thus described by Spitta, vol.
Who would have ventured to apply this motet to the brave and clever Saxon, high as he, too, towered above most of his peers?
On no account would they use the organ to accompany a motet.
From the church comes the sound of a fragment of a motet, begun by the sopranos and swelling out afterwards in a six-part chorus.
A motet of Kuhnau's was given at Zittau under his direction.
As motet remarks: One of the best-established causes is repletion of the stomach, and slowness and difficulty of digestion.
The text is taken from the Old Testament, together with part of a hymn or a chorale, and Bach called it a motet.
The order on this occasion was a prelude on the organ, then a motet, then the kyrie, which was preceded by a prelude on the organ.
De Linant gave me words proper to the subject, and in a week after I had received them the motet was finished.