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Today Salvation Has Come To The World - Selected Hymns Of The Russian Orthodox Church 17th-20th cent.

Today Salvation Has Come To The World - Selected Hymns Of The Russian Orthodox Church 17th-20th cent.
ID: VOL141.0
Disk: 1
Type: CD
Kolekce: Sacred MusicPodkolekce: Choir

The ‘Akathist’ male chamber choir - a laureate of international competitions - continues the great traditions of Russian choral art and Orthodox church singing.The repertoire of the male chamber choir consists of hymns of the Orthodox Church from the 16th to the 20th centuries and folk songs. The choir performs monophonic znamenny chant, monastic melodies from the Laura of the Caves in Kiev and the Laura of the Holy Trinity and St.Sergius, and works of church composers from the 19th and 20th centuries such as A.Kastalsky, A.Arkhangelsky, P.Chesnokov, V.Kalinnikov, A.Grechaninov
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Recieve Me, O Wilderness - Hierodeacon German (Ryabtsev)

Recieve Me, O Wilderness  - Hierodeacon German (Ryabtsev)
ID: VOL146.0
Disk: 1
Type: CD
Kolekce: Sacred MusicPodkolekce: Choir

The verses are penitential, tearful and moving, so that they call the soul to repentance" - this title in chant manuscripts relates to particular works. First of all, these texts appeared in chant books at the end of the fifteenth century. They were not connected to the Church"s Ordo and liturgical practice. They are an ancient layer of Russian para-liturgical religious poetry. The purpose of the verses was to lead the singers and listeners to a pure repentance of sins, once committed or imagined, that would benefit the soul.
The freedom of melody, its beauty and divine inspiration, the lofty sensitivity of its poetry, and the power of all these component parts were so great that the penitential verses survived the medieval tradition by receiving embodiment at the end of the seventeenth century in the new genres of para-liturgical lyric poetry of psalms and religious verses, and in the twentieth century - in the great artistic works of the Russian composers Georgy Sviridov, Valery Gavrilin and Vladimir Martynov.
A.N. Kruchinina, Professor of the St. Petersburg Conservatoire

The Znamenny chant notation was deciphered and arranged by hierodeacon German
Sound engineer: hierodeacon German
Arrangement for two voices by hierodeacon German
Music and words by hierodeacon German.
Music by hierodeacon German
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Bach, Johann Sebastian - Matthäus Passion & Johannes Passion

Bach, Johann Sebastian - Matthäus Passion & Johannes Passion
ID: BRIL92511
Disk: 2
Type: DVD
Podkolekce: Choir

2 DVD 16:9
Total time: 1 DVD 01:55:00, 2 DVD 02:45:00
Region: (All) PAL
Sound Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo 5.1, PMC 2.0

John Mark Ainsley, (Evangelist)
Stephen Richardson, ( Christus )
Stephen Varcoe, Bass/Pilatus
Rogers Covey-Crump, tenor (Evangelist)
Michael George, bass (Jesus)
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Choral Arrangements by Clytus Gottwald - The Rodolfus Choir - Ralph Allwood

Choral Arrangements by Clytus Gottwald - The Rodolfus Choir - Ralph Allwood
ID: SIGCD102
Disk: 1
Type: CD
Kolekce: Choral CollectionPodkolekce: Choir

Choral director, composer and musicologist, Clytus Gottwald turns his attention to complex and masterly choral arrangements of works from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Works by European composers including Wagner, Mahler, Debussy and Webern are arranged in up to sixteen parts, performed by the Rodolfus Choir, directed by Ralph Allwood.
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Guillaume de Machaut - Motets, Mass music & songs by Machaut from the Ivrea Codex

Guillaume de Machaut - Motets, Mass music & songs by Machaut from the Ivrea Codex
ID: SIGCD011
Disk: 1
Type: CD
Kolekce: Vocal CollectionPodkolekce: Choir

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Thomas Tallis - The Complete Works - Volume 5 - Music for the Divine Office - 2

Thomas Tallis - The Complete Works - Volume 5 - Music for the Divine Office - 2
ID: SIGCD016
Disk: 1
Type: CD
Kolekce: RenaissancePodkolekce: Choir

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Thomas Tallis: The Complete Works - Vol. 1 - Music for Henry VIII

Thomas Tallis: The Complete Works - Vol. 1 - Music for Henry VIII
ID: SIGCD001
Disk: 1
Type: CD
Kolekce: Choral Collection

This disc is the first in a series of nine covering the complete works of Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585). Not for nothing is Tallis known as the "father of church music" - with his colleagues at the Chapel Royal he created most of the church music genres that we take for granted today.

Volume one in the series of nine contains much of the music that Tallis wrote during the reign of Henry VIII. The two early votive antiphons Ave Dei and Ave Rosa open the disc and it concludes with one of Tallis's masterpieces Salve Intemerata.

Unusually for an English composer of the time, Tallis wrote a "parody" mass based on material from Salve Intemerata. Also included are two beautiful miniatures not previously recorded Alleluia: Ora pro nobis and Euge celi porta. This was the first disc to be recorded by Chapelle du Roi and was Signum Records' debut disc in February 1997.
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The King's Singers - Gesualdo: Tenebrae Responses

The King's Singers - Gesualdo: Tenebrae Responses
ID: SIGCD048
Disk: 1
Type: CD
Kolekce: Vocal CollectionPodkolekce: Choir

Early Music Vol. XXXIII No. 2

Signum Records is proud to announce the release of the latest recording by The King's Singers: Gesualdo's Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday.

The Italian Prince, Carlos Gesualdo, is probably most famous for the obsessive double murder of his first wife along with her lover, but his music is not always accredited with the same sense of celebrity.

Gesualdo is known in traditional history books as an amateur composer. His music is characterised by wild gesticulation and abrupt starts and stops, particular to a composer who just didn’t know what he was doing. However, the 20th century has now uncovered our composer’s place in history as part of a larger movement of Neapolitan artists, and as perhaps the most forward-thinking, expressive and sensual composer of his time.

The King’s Singers were fascinated by the naked honesty that is heard within this 400 year old music. It is so startling that it keeps its freshness of surprise even on many repeated hearings. The music portrays a desperate and wretched, but also passionate and loving person who is set on composing "further out" than anyone else.

Gesualdo moved in the highest circles of Italy and was extremely wealthy. His decadent lifestyle allowed him to do and write exactly as he pleased, and at the tender age of 19 it brought him into close contact with one of the most attractive and admired women in Naples. Maria d’Avalos was twice widowed by the age of 25. Her marriage to Gesualdo was initially promising. However, Maria’s rich social life soon dominated the relationship and a profound and constant jealousy took possession of the young and highly sensitive composer. After four years of turmoil he hired professional murderers to assist him in killing wife and lover while they were in bed together. The violence and rage of the act is well-documented.

After the murder of Maria, Gesualdo suffered from severe and increasing feelings of guilt. Penitence never left him and he was moved to compose church music of a most black and self-reproachful nature. The programme on this CD represents part of the liturgy for the Matins Offices on the final three days of Holy Week, the Triduum Sacrum. Each of the Matins services is divided into three nocturns, each containing psalmody, three lessons and three responsaries.
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Yanomami - Music for Choir & Guitar

Yanomami - Music for Choir & Guitar
ID: SIGCD166
Disk: 1
Type: CD
Kolekce: Chamber MusicPodkolekce: Choir

* WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING

Coro Cervantes is a unique professional chamber choir. Through its perforamances and recordings it aims to bring the music of Iberia and Latin America to audiences everywhere. This disc of 20th century music for the unusual yet fabulous combination of choir and guitar coincides with the 70th birthday of Brazilian composer Marlos Nobre, whose work Yanomam, inspired by the death rituals of the indigenous Yanomami people, gives the album its title. The choir is accompanied by the Brazilian Fabio Zanon, one of most all embracing talents in the international guitar scene.


The Yanomami

The Yanomami are one of the largest relatively isolated tribes in South America. They live in the rainforests and mountains of northern Brazil and southern Venezuela, and today their total population stands at around 32,000. At over 9.6 million hectares, the Yanomami territory in Brazil is twice the size of Switzerland. In Venezuela, the Yanomami live in the 8.2 million hectare Alto Orinoco - Casiquiare Biosphere Reserve. Together, these areas form the largest forested indigenous territory in the world.

The Yanomami live in large, circular, communal houses called yanos or shabonos. Some house up to 400 people. The Yanomami believe strongly in equality among people. Each community is independent from others and they do not recognize ‘chiefs’. Decisions are made by consensus, frequently after long debates where everybody has a say.

Like most Amazonian tribes, tasks are divided between the sexes. Men hunt game, often using curare (a plant extract) to poison their prey. Women tend the gardens where they grow around 60 crops and also collect wild honey nuts, shellfish and insect larvae.

The spirit world is a fundamental part of Yanomami life. Every creature, rock, tree and mountain has a spirit. Sometimes these are malevolent, attack the Yanomami and are believed to cause illness. Shamans control these spirits by inhaling a hallucinogenic snuff called yakoana. Through their trance like visions, they meet the spirits or xapiripë.

During the 1980s, the Yanomami suffered immensely when up to 40,0000 Brazilian goldminers invaded their land. The miners shot them, destroyed many villages, and exposed them to diseases to which they had no immunity. Twenty percent of the Yanomami died in just seven years. After a long international campaign led by Yanomami spokesman, Davi Kopenawa, Survival and the Brazilian NGO, the Pro Yanomami Commission (CCPY), Yanomami land in Brazil was officially recognized as the ‘Yanomami Park’ in 1992 and the miners expelled.

However, the Yanomami still face many threats. Cattle ranchers are invading and deforesting the eastern fringe of their land. Over 1,000 gold- miners are now working illegally on Yanomami land, transmitting deadly diseases like malaria and polluting the rivers with mercury. The Brazilian congress is debating a draft bill which, if approved, will legalise large scale mining in Indian lands, a move which is bitterly opposed by the Yanomami.

As a result of their increasing contact with outsiders, the Yanomami, CCPY and Survival, set up an education project. Yanomami are being trained to teach reading, writing and maths in their communities.

In 2004, Yanomami formed their own organisation, Hutukara (the part of the sky from which the earth was born), to defend their rights. Survival International has been working with the Yanomami for 40 years.

To support the Yanomami join Survival International at
www.survival-international.org
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The King's Singers - 1605 Treason and Dischord - Music for the Gunpowder plot

The King's Singers - 1605 Treason and Dischord - Music for the Gunpowder plot
ID: SIGCD061
Disk: 1
Type: CD
Kolekce: Vocal CollectionPodkolekce: Choir

Signum Classics are proud to release the fourth disc from The King's Singers on Signum Classics - 1605: Treason and Dischord. On 5 November 1605 Guy Fawkes was caught preparing to detonate 36 barrels of gunpowder under the House of Lords unveiling an act of attempted treason that shocked the whole of Europe. What led a group of young Catholic men to risk their lives for their faith? 400 years later the King’s Singers and Concordia illuminate the dangers of hearing Mass in secret, of conspiracy and downfall, and of protestant relief and celebration, through a project of music and prose. The music, structured around Byrd’s perfect 4-part Mass, contains motets by Catholic composers, balanced with protestant anthems celebrating the downfall of the plot, and a commission from the British composer, Francis Pott. Master Tresham: His Ducke reflects on the ‘9/11’ of its day - 5/11/1605. The script, drawing on historic texts and written by Deborah Mackay for the quatercentenary concert series related to this CD, uses the dramatized persona of William Byrd, the most famous composer of his age, to recreate the atmosphere of change and hope in the Jacobean court.
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