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MUSICA SACRA - Inessa Galante.

MUSICA SACRA - Inessa Galante.
ID: RRCD1341
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Choir

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An English Choral Tradition

An English Choral Tradition
ID: GCCD4043
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Choir

Choral works inspired by The Three Choirs Festival. Worcester Cathedral Choir / Donald Hunt.
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The Vicars Choral of Wells Cathedral

The Vicars Choral of Wells Cathedral
ID: GCCD4050
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Sacred Songs of Sorrow

Highly successful & interesting arrangements of Negro Spirituals, plus the lovely Four Prieres for St Francis of Assisi by Poulenc.
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Sacred Music from LSO St Luke’s- An Easter Celebration -Presented by S.R. Beale with H. Christophers & The Sixteen

Sacred Music from LSO St Luke’s- An Easter Celebration -Presented by S.R. Beale with H. Christophers & The Sixteen
ID: COR16079
CDs: 1
Type: DVD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Choir

Presenter: Simon Russell Beale

Simon Russell Beale presents a special concert for Easter from LSO St Luke's in London, performed by the award-winning choir The Sixteen, conducted by founder Harry Christophers. The music takes us on a journey of over six hundred years, from haunting plainchant through to the celebrated music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Highlights include Palestrina's motet Assumpta Est Maria, and Allegri's Miserere.

Region Code: ALL, NTSC, Region 0, Plays in all territories
Menu screens: English
Sound Format: AC3 5.1, PCM stereo
DVD Format: DVD 9
Screen Format: 16.9 Anamorphic
Duration: 120 mins Approx
Color mode: Colour
Subtitles: none
DDD - 24 bit digital recording
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In Passione Domini - Jan Valkestijn - Rabaskadol - Fritz Heller - William Byrd Vocal Ensemble - Nico van der Meel

In Passione Domini - Jan Valkestijn - Rabaskadol - Fritz Heller - William Byrd Vocal Ensemble - Nico van der Meel
ID: ACDHJ044-2
CDs: 1
Type: SACD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Voices and Chamber Ensemble

THE SUNG PASSION STORY
The passion story according to the four evangelists was already recited in early Christendom in the liturgy of Holy Week. One of the earliest reports dates from the fourth century. Pope Leo the Great (+461) reserved Good Friday for the passion according to St John ( Joh.18.1 - 19.42). Specifi c melodic formulas for the recitation of the passion were introduced at a very early stage. Until the thirteenth century, the passion pericope was read by a single person. In order to maintain the dramatic effect, the various personages were indicated by special letters and signs in the text.
Many settings of the passion story survive from the polyphonic age; written for the Catholic liturgy and largely in the responsorial form, they originate particularly from Venice and Rome, and were composed by Ruffo, Asola, Soriano and others. The turbae are usually written in a simple polyphonic style. The four musically more elaborate passions by Orlando di Lasso (written around 1580) and da Vittoria (1585) served as models until the seventeenth century. In the sixteenth century, the so-called Lied-passion arose in the Lutheran liturgy, employing either Latin or German. The prototypes were the St. John and St. Matthew passions by Johann Walter, a friend of Luther. Walter’s example was followed in the seventeenth century by Heinrich Schütz, who cultivated and developed both forms, paving the way from about 1650 for the oratorio-passion, with its interpolated musical refl ections and contemplative episodes, both vocal and instrumental. The eighteenth century witnessed the climax of this development in the oratorio passion, with its commenting da capo arias. The grand masters of this genre were Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Philip Telemann.

In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, passion composition fell into decline. Independent oratorios focused on particular parts of the text, such as Christus am Ölberg by Ludwig van Beethoven (1803). In The Crucifixion by John Stainer (1887), a modest return is evident - in romantic guise - to the responsorial passion, but the achievements of a bygone age were hardly equalled. In his Choral-Passion (1933), Hugo Distler sought to connect with the polyphonic technique of the Renaissance and early Baroque.
Examples of more recent passion compositions include Proeve van een Passie in de volkstaal volgens Johannes by Bernard Huijbers (in Dutch, 1959), Passio secundum Lucam by Krzystof Penderecki (in Latin, 1965), Mattheus-Passie by Willem Vogel (in Dutch, 1994) and St.John Passion by John MacMillan (in English, 2007).

Passion Motets
The polyphonic style is characteristic of Netherlands composers of the Renaissance, and to some extent of the Baroque, particularly with regard to vocal music. Contrapuntal techniques such as motivic and melodic imitation were employed, including various canonic forms. At the same time, increasing attention was paid to text depiction and the expression of sentiments, as is convincingly demonstrated by the mostly six-part motets on this recording.
Although new techniques and styles arose, the polyphonic style held ground, again predominantly in vocal music. German choral repertoire of the second half of the twentieth century is hardly conceivable without polyphonic writing, as in the music of Hugo Distler mentioned above.
This style was embraced in Holland, particularly in church music. The choral passages or turbae in the passion story on this recording owe their origins to this movement. Contrapuntal technique is clearly manifest in the canonic treatment of several strophic verses of this passion story, as also in the organ work by Bernard Bartelink (*1929) and the instrumental In Passione Domini by
Jan Valkestijn (*1928). Both compositions correspond to the opening hymn of the St. John passion recorded here. Most of the motet texts are taken from the Office chants for Holy Week. Alexander Utendal
Alexander Utendal, born in the Netherlands between 1530-1540, probably began his career as a member of the Brussels court chapel of Queen Mary of Hungary. In 1564, he sung countertenor in the choir of Archduke Ferdinand of Prague. When Ferdinand moved to Innsbruck in 1566, Utendal followed, dying there in 1581. The polyphonic texture of his music is rich and sonorous, and sometimes features chromaticism, as in the six-part passion motet Plangent eum.

Michel Du Buisson
Buisson, probably born in Lille, was active between 1560-1573. Like Utendal, he served at the Viennese court of Archduke Ferdinand, later emperor, between 1559-1564. In the latter year he followed the dukal chapel of Ferdinand II to Prague, and in 1566 to Innsbruck.

Johannes Flamingus
Johannes Flamingus is known to us through 32 works that he wrote down in the Leiden choirbooks between 1565-1567. He left Leiden before the Alteration, and in 1571 he became chapelmaster to the court of Duke Johann Albrecht I at Schwerin, where he served until 1573. If the name Johannes Flamingus is synonymous with Johan Vlamincx, he was employed in 1592 at the Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk in Mechlin, where he died around 1598.

Orlando di Lasso
Orlando di Lasso [Lassus] (1532-1594), born in Bergen in Henegouwen, was a choirboy in Sicily and Milan. He held various posts in Napels, Rome and Antwerp, before his appointment in 1560 as court chapelmaster in Munich. Lassus is the last and greatest representative of the composers of the Netherlands Renaissance. His oeuvre of sacred and secular music comprises more than 2000 compositions. His genius is manifest primarily in the expressivity and architecture of his compositions. The text of the motet O crux splendidior is taken from the Office of the feast of Holy Rood.
Fritz Heller & Jan Valkestijn
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Meeting of Angels - Ustad Nishat Khan - Sitar - Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Grigorian Voices

Meeting of Angels - Ustad Nishat Khan - Sitar - Ensemble Gilles Binchois - Grigorian Voices
ID: ARNR0603
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Chant

Classical, Gregorian Chant, India

East and West meet and converse through their classical musical traditions of greatest purity and spirituality, namely Gregorian Chant and the classical music of northern India.

Some of the most beautiful and impressive passages of the Gregorian repertory are skillfully interpreted by the Ensemble Gilles Binchois under the direction of Dominique Vellard, one of the most renowned experts in Gregorian vocalism and ancient vocal music, and by Ustad Nishat Khan, widely respected master of the Sitar.

The idea of combining aspects of the Gregorian mode with an Indian raga, while maintaining a musical and mystic meaning also has a historical significance.
This ecumenical recording, unique in its genre, aroused great expectations before its completion.
Concerts of "Meeting of Angels" enjoy great popularity worldwide and are regularly sold out.

An important recording for the intellectually curious, lovers of Gregorian chant, of classical Indian music and of sacred music in general.
A truly fresh and unpredictable spiritual experience.
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REQUIEM - Fratelli Mancuso

REQUIEM - Fratelli Mancuso
ID: ARNR0308
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Choir

Digipack with booklet 36 pages

Sacred Music / World Music / Italy / Sicily

The project REQUIEM was born by the meeting of two musical worlds supposedly irreconcilable: the world of the Fratelli Mancuso - a couple of Sicilian artists already universally recognised for their work based reviving traditional sicilian music reworked and reinvented in a new style thus blended- with the clear voices of the reknown choral ensemble "Arminiosoincanto" specialised in Gragorian and early polyphonic repertoire. Religious chants and poular laments together with the original voices by Fratelli Mancuso weave, twist and overlap each other in an austere manner to take the form of an ancient Requiem Mass, creating a completely new form of music.
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J. S. Bach - JOHANNES-PASSION - München 1960 - Eugen Jochum

J. S. Bach - JOHANNES-PASSION - München 1960 - Eugen Jochum
ID: GM4.0076
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music

From All Music Guide: Recording place:München
Golden Melodram is an opera collectors' label, presumably it ventured into Baroque choral music here because of the presence of several well-known operatic vocalists, notably bass Hans Hotter and tenor Peter Pears, in this performance. There are no texts. There are no liner notes -- just a track list. We learn that the recording was made live at a performance in Munich in 1960, but we don't know how or by whom. There are mistakes in the strings; there are a lot of coughing Bavarians in the auditorium. The recording does not just have bad sound, it has rock-fan-with-a-microphone-in-the-jeans sound. Perhaps the rock fans will be impressed to know that those of us on the classical side care enough about what we hear to sneak a recording device into the hall on occasion, too. The sound seems as if it's coming through earmuffs, and from time to time (the contralto aria "Von den Stricken meiner Sünden mich zu entbinden," CD 1, track 7, fares poorly) it drops out altogether. The problem is not in your audio equipment.
Thus forewarned, however, you can expect a very fine St. John Passion of the old-fashioned German kind. The focus for Golden Melodram may have been on the singers, and Hotter, who sings the role of Jesus, has a thick, enveloping bass voice that, despite its built-for-Valhalla quality, has a lyrical expressiveness that works well in Baroque melody. Equally beautiful, however, is conductor Eugen Jochum's shaping of the choruses; mounting in power, they may inspire the listener to wonder why nobody does it this way anymore. The Chorus of the Bavarian Radio was one of West Germany's best-trained at this point, and its mighty alto section is a joy to listen to. The Passion settings were as close as Bach came to opera, and the contrast between his polyphonic sacred choruses in the Lutheran church tradition and his Italianate dramatic sense is memorably brought out by this performance. Despite the grade Z sound, it's worth checking out for those who love Bach's passions and miss the good old days when no one would think of performing Bach's choral music with one voice to a part.
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EMMAUS - Oratorium in sechs Bildern

EMMAUS - Oratorium in sechs Bildern
ID: IFO03003
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection

Thomas Gabriel (b. 1957)
Emmaus (2002) (Oratorium (E. Eckert nach Lukas 24, 17-35) für Solostimmen, Chor, Orchester und Band)

Choir Emmaus-Chor
Singers:
Scholz, Pascal
Röttig, Stefan
Müth, Christian
Müller-Ruppert, Stefan
Wurzel, Monika
Weber, Monika
Walther, Tanja
Heitzmann, Beate

Conductor Gabriel, Thomas
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Francis Burt - Und GOtt der HErr sprach

Francis Burt - Und GOtt der HErr sprach
ID: NMCD063M
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Choir

Francis Burt's heartfelt and uncompromising oratorio sets Old Testament texts, in Luther's German translation, tracing the life of man from the creation story through love, marriage, family and finally the acceptance of mortality.
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