Results for Carl August Tessenow (not all results may be relevant):
Some Cantatas, already known are:
“Nun lasst uns Gott, dem Herren” for Soloists, Choir, Trumpet, Strings and Basso continuo
“Herr Jesu, deine Angst und Pein” for Soloists, Choir, Strings and Basso continuo
“Historia der Geburt unseres Herren Jesu Christe” for Soloists, Choir, Strings and Basso continuo
“Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied” for Alto solo, Violin solo and Basso continuo
The cantata’s style is particulary near Bach’s or Telemann’s style, but includes a clear personal line and interesting formal ideas, for instance the group recitativo found in “Herr Jesu, deine Angst und Pein”.
Tessenows birth place is still unknown, but could be in northern Germany near Rostock (village Tessenow). The only fact I know is that he became a church musician at the city church of Pillkallen (later Schlossberg/Ostpreußen, today Russia) in 1721, where he was working untill his death in 1767. Some of his compositions I found as transcribtions handmade by my grandfather, who was church musician first in Friedeberg/Neumark and then near Fürstenwalde from 1928 to 1943. The sheets were marked “C(arl) August Tessenow s(eines) Z(eichens) Kantor zu Pillkallen a.D. 1721–1767, wahrsch(einlich) geb(oren) um 1690 bei Rostock”.