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Vita St. Elizabeth - Medieval songs

Vita St. Elizabeth - Medieval songs
ID: RK2605
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection

Ioculatores; Ars Choralis Coeln; Amarcord; Jörg Peukert (narr); Sabine Heller (hp)

This deluxe presentation celebrates the eighth centenary of its subject. Here called “St. Elizabeth of Thuringia,” but better known as St. Elizabeth of Hungary (1207-1231), this daughter of the king and queen of Hungary was betrothed to the future margrave of Thuringia in infancy and brought up at that court. She was 14 when the marriage was celebrated, and they had three children before he went off to the Crusades, dying along the way at Otranto in 1227. Elizabeth, already moved by the ideals of the newly founded Franciscan order, devoted herself as Landgravine to the needs of the poor. As a widow, she left the inhospitable court to live in Marburg, where she established a hospital and labored for the sick until her death at the age of 24. Celebrated for her works on behalf of the poor and sick, she was canonized four years later. Devotion spread from Thuringia as far as Cambrai and her native Hungary. Schola Hungarica recorded two chant Offices for her feast (19:4), one from Cambrai, where her heart had been enshrined, and the other from Warburg, a source also copied in Hungary.

Unlike that collection of Office chants, this program is a wide-ranging group of vocal and instrumental pieces from the period, all related closely to the life of the saint. Three separate ensembles take their turns, in addition to Jörg Peukert, who reads from an early biography of the saint with aural punctuation by a harpist. Besides an antiphon, a responsory, a sequence, and a hymn from the Office, we hear vernacular songs by the monk of Salzburg and Walther von der Vogelweide, an Italian lauda, and instrumental pieces by Ioculatores. On two tracks Ioculatores ensemble joins with one or the other group. The tracks spoken in German run over 20 minutes without printed text. The booklet offers a detailed guide to the program, with notes and summaries of each track in addition to the full texts with translations, and it is lavishly illustrated. Everything has been achieved on the highest level to make this a worthy tribute on the saint’s anniversary. As a gift package, it would be a compliment to the taste of the recipient.

FANFARE: J. F. Weber
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Come, Let Us Worship

Come, Let Us Worship
ID: VOL.46.0
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Oratorios
Subcollection: Choir

Coloure booklet 20 pages
The Choir of the Church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in the village of Tarychevo. Precentor Lyudmila Arshavskaya

Listeners are given an opportunity of enjoying church hymns by renowned church composers Konstantin Shvedov, Alexander Grechaninov and Pavel Chesnokov.

The colour booklet (20 pages in Russian and English) contains biographies of the composers, an interesting and detailed description of each hymn and of particular features of its performance.

All hymns are imbued with a deep prayerful feeling, which is beautifully conveyed to the listeners by the choir of the Church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God known to many lovers of church singing as the «Cantus» ensemble of church music, which has taken part in 8 international festivals of church music, toured abroad much, recorded and put out 14 CDs
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Vaughan Williams - A Cappella Choral Works - Laudibus - Mike Brewer

Vaughan Williams - A Cappella Choral Works - Laudibus - Mike Brewer
ID: DCD34074
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Choir

The Song of Songs stands apart from its Biblical surroundings as one of the supreme love poems of world literature, a celebration of erotic love in the form of a dialogue between a bridegroom and his bride, invoking all the senses - the fragrance of wine, blossom, fruits and spices. Ranging widely over five centuries,from the relative asperity of Dunstaple to the lush exoticism of Daniel-Lesur, this cherrypicked assortment of sweetmeats is given exultant life by Mike Brewer and Laudibus.
Brewer and his award-winning chamber choir Laudibus have unearthed some rare and precious gems in this recording of a cappella choral music by one of England’s best-loved composers. Little-known works both early and late nestle alongside repertory staples such as the glorious Mass in G minor, in a programme which displays Vaughan Williams’ indebtedness to both the sacred and secular instincts of his Elizabethan precursors.

Vaughan Williams:
The Souls of the Righteous
Greensleeves
Three Shakespeare Songs
Prayer to the Father of Heaven
Mass in G minor
O vos omnes
Ca' the Yowes
Love is a Sickness
Three Elizabethan Partsongs
Silence and Music
Heart's Music

Laudibus, Mike Brewer
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Der Erlauchte Fürst - IOCULATORES & Jörg Peukert

Der Erlauchte Fürst - IOCULATORES & Jörg Peukert
ID: TAL90003
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Choir

CD zur Ausstellung "Der Erlauchte Fürst - höfische Kultur zur Zeit des Naumburger Meisters"

Sonderausstellung im Bergfried „Dicker Wilhelm“

Ab 19. Juni 2011 im Museum Schloss Neuenburg in Freyburg/Unstrut!

Als neuer Thüringer Landgraf herrschte ab Mitte des 13. Jahrhunderts der Meißner Markgraf Heinrich der Erlauchte. Berühmt wurde er vor allem durch seine prächtige Hofhaltung sowie sein Wirken als Mäzen, Dichter und Komponist. Neben seinen legendären Turnieren sind sechs Liedern von ihm in der Großen Heidelberger Liederhandschrift überliefert. Diese neue TALANTON-CD widmet sich einem Querschnitt aus Liedern, Tänzen und Dichtung rund um den illustren Fürsten, virtuos und lebendig gespielt vom Ensemble IOCULATORES und in mittelhochdeutscher Sprache deklamiert von Jörg Peukert.
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Into This World This Day Did Come -Carols Contemporary & Medieval

Into This World This Day Did Come -Carols Contemporary & Medieval
ID: DCD34075
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Choral and Organ

A significant Christmas release: Geoffrey Webber has put together a fantastic programme which Delphian had fun recording in the glorious acoustics of St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast. Fresh from their 2009 Gramophone Editor's Choice, Webber's choir has put together an intriguing programme in which medieval works illuminate contemporary settings by some of the UK's finest living composers. From the plangent innocence of Sweeney's The Innumerable Christ to the shining antiphony of Burrell's Creator of the Stars of Night, this selection will seduce. Caius, as we've come to expect, combine polish with verve, Webber's meticulous attention to detail floodlit by the bathing acoustics of St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast.

Track listing

1 Diana Burrell - Creator of the Stars of Night
2 Judith Bingham - Annunciation
3 Stuart MacRae - Adam lay y-bounden
4 13th-c. English - Edi beo thu
5 Richard Causton -Cradle Song
6 Francis Pott -That yongë child
7 John Dunstaple - Quam pulchra es
8 Gabriel Jackson -Salus aeterna
9 16th-c. English - Salvator mundi Domine
10 Howard Skempton - To Bethlem did they go
11 Judith Bingham - God would be born in thee
12 John Redford - Tui sunt caeli
13 Howard Skempton - Into this world, this day did come
14 William Sweeney - The Innumerable Christ
15 12th-c. English - Verbum Patris umanatur
16 Diana Burrell - Christo paremus cantica
17 Robin Holloway - Christmas Carol
18 15th-c. English - Nowell sing we
19 Judith Bingham - Incarnation with shepherds dancing
20 Gabriel Jackson - Nowell sing we Listen

Total playing time [75:28]

Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, Geoffrey Webber
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Bruckner - Motets - The Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh and etc...

Bruckner - Motets - The Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh and etc...
ID: DCD34071
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Choir

Following their highly acclaimed recording of the 16th-century John Taverner, Duncan Ferguson and his Edinburgh choir turn their attention to one of the 19th -century's compositional giants. This sequence of motets among them several little-known gems are a testament to Bruckner's profound Catholic faith and these performances blaze with fire and fervour in the vast cathedral's icy acoustic.

Bruckner:
Tota pulchra es, antiphon, WAB 46
Aequalis No. 1 for three trombones
Zwei Totenlieder I: O ihr, die ihr heut mit mir zum Grabe geht
Ave Maria (1861), WAB 6
Offertorium: Afferentur regi
Christus factus est
Ecce sacerdos magnus
Virga Jesse floruit
Locus iste, WAB 23
Pange lingua
Iam lucis orto sidere
Aequalis No. 2 for three trombones
Libera me, for choir & organ, WAB 21
Zwei Totenlieder II: O ihr, die ihr heut mit mir zum Grabe geht
Vexilla regis
Os justi meditabitur sapientiam
Inveni David, offertorium for male chorus & 4 trombones,WAB 19

Nicholas Wearne (organ)
The Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh & RSAMD Brass, Duncan Ferguson
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Mike Brewer's World Tour - National Youth Choir of Great Britain - M. Brewer, conductor

Mike Brewer's World Tour - National Youth Choir of Great Britain - M. Brewer, conductor
ID: DCD34080
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Choir

‘Coming from backgrounds of both English choral music and jazz, I have always been obsessed by musical connections. I love to perform music of one culture with singers of another, to help performers to share an awareness of music in different contexts.

I have had the good fortune to travel around the world every three years with the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. In South Africa I became fascinated by the rhythms and sounds of the music of the African continent. Mexico and Cuba opened up new vistas of musical connection for me, from elderly musicians performing the son jarocho in village tavernas in Veracruz to Afro- Caribbean jazz ensembles performing unbelievably complex music which arose out of that mix of cultures.

The pieces of choral music found here are similarly hybrid, because in most cases they combine elements from more than one source …’

The internationally-renowned National Youth Choir is peerless in bringing to life Brewer's transcontinental choral imaginings. Headed up by the first commercial recording of Mike’s Hamba Lulu, the programme journeys us from the Icelandic tundra to the sultry jazz clubs of Latin America. Is your hi-fi ready to go?

Track listing

1 Hamba Lulu (Zulu wedding song)
2 Holday danaa (Bengali bird song)
3 Molihua (China) Listen
4 Pueblo Sunrise Song (New Mexico, USA)
5 Ej lásko, lásko (Moravian folksong)
6 Tango Cappella (Argentina)
7 Kvölda tekur (Icelandic folksong)
8 Meguru (Kavango song from Namibia)
9 Tourdion (France)
10 Izintakana (Zulu bird song)
11 Korobushka (Russia/Ukraine)
12 Pokarekare (Maori love song)
13 Yelli bo'dek dhaya fikri (Tunisia)
14 El cascabel (Mexico)

Total playing time [68:02]
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Shchedrin - The Sealed Angel

Shchedrin - The Sealed Angel
ID: DCD34067
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Choir

Two of Britain's finest young choirs join forces and cross a continent to take on the sublime expressiveness of Rodion Shchedrin's 'Russian liturgy', an astonishing statement of faith composed in the early days of perestroika. Shchedrin's choral tableaux juxtapose tenderness with bracing sonic impact, and are shadowed throughout by the plangent voice of a solo oboe representing the soul of the Russian people.This ground-breaking choral partnership committed the work to disc following acclaimed UK première concert performances at the Spitalfields and Oundle festivals in the summer of 2008. In 1992 President Boris Yeltsin awarded Shchedrin the Russian State Prize for The Sealed Angel.
15.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

The Lamentations of Jeremiah

The Lamentations of Jeremiah
ID: DCD34068
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music

About.Not since the early 1600s have the refulgent strains of John Mundy's Lamentations setting been heard in Windsor. It has been reconstructed especially for this recording, made in Windsor Castle's Albert Memorial Chapel by gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen.The men's voices resonate in the resplendent chapel acoustic, transcending the desolation of the texts' anguished laments in singing of extraordinary conviction and certainty.

Byrd:
Lamentatione Jeremiae Prophetae

Ferrabosco, A II:
Lamentations -Premiere Recording

Mundy, J:
De Lamentatione Jeremiae - Premiere Recording

Parsley:
Lamentationes (for 5 voices)

Tallis:
Lamentations of Jeremiah I & II

Lay Clerks of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Timothy Byram-Wigfield
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Miracles-The Music of Edward Harper

Miracles-The Music of Edward Harper
ID: DCD34069
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: World Premiere Recording
Subcollection: Quartet

World premiere recordings
Delphian's first orchestral recording presents a richly imagined new choral
symphony by Edward Harper, setting it alongside chamber works by this
inventive and limpidly expressive composer.

Harper's music is firmly within the British symphonic tradition, yet ranges wider still in its deeply felt response to human experience, from the 19th-century Dorset of William Barnes to a message of hope and reconciliation from the present-day Middle East.

Edward Harper was born in Taunton, Somerset. He studied music at Christ Church, Oxford, where he gained a first class honours degree, and at the Royal College of Music, London. Subsequently he studied for a further period with Franco Donatoni in Milan. Since 1964 he has been on the staff of the Faculty of Music at Edinburgh University, where he is a Senior Lecturer. He is active as a pianist and conductor and is the Director of the New Music Group of Scotland, an ensemble which has established itself as a significant and highly- valued part of Scottish musical life, as well as giving concerts in London and abroad.


Harper, E:
Three folk settings for string quartet
The Lowlands of Holland
The Ash Grove
Mairi's Wedding
Scena for solo cello
Scena II for flute, cello and piano
Symphony No. 2


Edward Harper (piano), Anna Jones (flute), Louise Paterson (cello) & David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)
Edinburgh Quartet, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Chorus, Garry Walker
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