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Reuss

 

a river in Switzerland, a right tributary of the Aare (Rhine Basin). It is 159 km long and drains an area of 3,425 sq km; glaciers cover 134 sq km.

The Reuss originates near the St. Gotthard Pass on the northern slopes of the Lepontine Alps. It flows across the floor of a glacial trough and then across the Lake of Lucerne (Vierwald-stätter See). The Reuss cuts through a ridge of the Swiss Pre-Alps and intersects a belt of their foothills. The mean flow rate at the mouth of the river is approximately 140 cu m per sec—the maximum flow rate occurs during summer. There are several hydroelectric power plants in the river’s basin. Luzern is located on the Reuss and the Lake of Lucerne.

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The first is "The Musical Will of Heinrich Posthumus Reuss and Its Fulfillment into the Third and Fourth Generation" by Ingeborg Stein, who demonstrates that the text of Heinrich Schutz's Musicalische Exequien of 1636, the first German burial Mass, was prescribed by Prince Heinrich Posthumus of Reuss.