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”.
Christian Knopf-Albrecht <klaviatour-des-kreisesgmx.de> writes:
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”.