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Naxos: The Choral Collection

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8503298

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 30

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Expected Release Date: 25th October 2019

Contents

Works

Agricola, Alexander

Adieu m'amour
A la mignonne de fortune
Allez, regretz
Ay je rien fet
Cecus non iudicat de coloribus
De tous biens playne
Et qui la dira
Fortuna desperata
Guarde vostre visage
J'ay beau huer
S'il vous plaist
Soit loing ou pres
Sonnes muses melodieusement

Anonymous

Dominus (clausulae & motet)
Hey, trolly lolly lo!
Non nobis Domine (Scolica Enchiriadis)
Vetus abit littera
Viderunt omnes (plainchant)

Arnesen, Kim Andre

Child of Song
Cradle Hymn
Dormi, Jesu
Even when he is silent
Flight Song
Infinity
Making or Breaking
O sacrum convivium
Pie Jesu
The Lamb
The gift I'll leave you
There we shall rest

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Magnificat in D major, BWV243

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Der glorreiche Augenblick (The glorious moment), op.136
Fantasy for piano, chorus and orchestra in C minor, op.80 'Choral Fantasy'

Bingen, Hildegard von

O cohors milicie floris
O cruor sanguinis
O dulcis electe
O splendidissima gemma
O successores
O victoriosissimi triumphatores
O vis aeternitatis (O Eternal Force)
O vos imitatores excelse

Brahms, Johannes

Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), op.45

Carlton, Richard

Sound Saddest Notes

Cherubini, Luigi

Marche funebre
Requiem in C minor

Cornyshe, William

Ah, Robin, gentle Robin
Blow thy horn, hunter

Donizetti, Gaetano

Aristea (cantata)

Dvorak, Antonin

Requiem, op.89

Farmer, John

Fair Phyllis I saw

Faure, Gabriel

Cantique de Jean Racine, op.11
Messe Basse
Requiem, op.48

Grainger, Percy

Brigg Fair

Handel, George Frideric

Messiah, HWV56 (highlights)

Henry VIII, King of England

Pastime with good company

Janacek, Leos

Glagolitic Mass, JWIII/9
Sinfonietta

Lasso, Orlando di

St Matthew Passion

Leoninus, Magister

Viderunt omnes

Mayr, Johann Simon

Te Deum in D major

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Missa Solemnis in C major, K337

Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da

Missa l'homme arme a 4
Missa sine nomine a 6
Peccantem me quotidie
Sicut cervus
Super flumina Babylonis

Part, Arvo

Passio

Pearsall, Robert Lucas

Lay a garland

Perotinus Magnus

Beata viscera
Sederunt Principes
Viderunt omnes

Purcell, Henry

Raise raise the voice (Ode for St Cecilia's Day, ?1685), Z334
Te Deum and Jubilate Deo in D major, Z232
The Noise of Foreign Wars
Trumpet Sonata in D major, Z850
Welcome to all the Pleasures (Ode for St Cecilia's Day), Z339

Ramsey, Robert

Sleep, fleshly birth

Rossini, Gioacchino

Giovanna d'Arco (orch. Marco Taralli)
Stabat Mater (original version, with Giovanni Tadolini)

Rutter, John

A Clare Benediction
Arise, shine
Come down, O Love Divine
Go forth into the World
Musica Dei donum
Requiem
Toccata in 7
Variations on an Easter theme (organ duet)

Schumann, Robert

Romanzen fur Frauenstimmen I (6), op.69
Romanzen fur Frauenstimmen II (7), op.91
Romanzen und Balladen (5), op.67
Romanzen und Balladen fur Chor II (5), op.75
Romanzen und Balladen fur Chorgesang III (5), op.145
Romanzen und Balladen fur Chorgesang IV (6), op.146

Severac, Deodat de

Tantum ergo

Stanford, Charles Villiers

Partsongs (8), op.119
» no.3 The Blue Bird

Traditional

The Trees They Do Grow High

Vanhal, Johann Baptist

Missa Pastoralis in G major
Missa Solemnis in C major

Vautor, Thomas

Mother, I will have a husband

Vierne, Louis

Pieces de fantaisie (24): Suite no.1, op.51
» no.2 Andantino

Vivaldi, Antonio

Gloria in D major, RV589

Weelkes, Thomas

As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending
Thule, the period of cosmography

Whitacre, Eric

A Boy and a Girl
Her Sacred Spirit Soars
Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine
Little Birds
Little tree
Lux Aurumque
Sleep
Songs of Faith (3)
» I thank you God for this most amazing day
This Marriage
Water Night
When David heard

Wilbye, John

Draw on, sweet night
Weep, weep, mine eyes

Artists

Caroline Adler (alto)
Colin Ainsworth (tenor)
Miriam Allan (soprano)
Mark Anderson (tenor)
Eugen Antoni (tenor)
Carol Bauman (percussion)
Lisa Beckley (soprano)
Timothy Bentch (tenor)
Gennady Bezzubenkov (basso profondo)
Andrea Lauren Brown (soprano)
Andreas Burkhart (bass)
Anne Buter (mezzo-soprano)
Colm Carey (organ)
Nicholas Collon (organ)
Majella Cullagh (soprano)
Julian Davies (tenor)
Leslie de’Ath (piano)
Priska Eser-Streit (soprano)
Marta Fontannais-Simmons (mezzo-soprano)
Cornel Frey (tenor)
Stephen Gadd (baritone)
Nicholas Gedge (bass-baritone)
Stephan Genz (baritone)
Wojciech Gierlach (bass)
Mary Enid Haines (soprano)
Franz Hauk (organ)
Sara Hershkowitz (soprano)
Andreas Hirtreiter (tenor)
Peter Hoare (tenor)
Iwona Hossa (soprano)
Karen Jones (flute)
Daniel Kirch (tenor)
Piotr Kusiewicz (tenor)
Marc Legros (flute)
Christiane Libor (soprano)
Robert Macdonald (bass)
Jaroslaw Malanowicz (organ)
Ewa Marciniec (alto)
Pieter Martens (horn)
Leon McCawley (piano)
Marc Megele (tenor)
Robert Merwald (bass)
Janusz Monarcha (bass)
Torsten Nielsen (baritone)
Piotr Nowacki (bass)
Merit Ostermann (alto)
Mirco Palazzi (bass)
Raisa Palmu (soprano)
Steven Pitkanen (baritone)
Marianna Pizzolato (mezzo-soprano)
Agnieszka Rehlis (mezzo-soprano)
Anna Lucia Richter (soprano)
Nicholas Rimmer (organ)
Claire Rutter (soprano)
Jorg Schneider (tenor)
Roland Schneider (alto)
Nina Stoddart Scott (mezzo-soprano)
Robert Sellier (tenor)
Martin Snell (bass)
Jose Luis Sola (tenor)
David Staff (trumpet)
Katja Stuber (soprano)
Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano)
Lauritz Jakob Thomsen (baritone)
Marcus Ullmann (tenor)
Matilde Wallevik (mezzo-soprano)
Erja Wimeri (contralto)
Ewa Wolak (alto)
Aquarius
Boys of Westminster Under School Senior Choir
Camerata Bach Choir, Poznan
Choir and Orchestra of the Golden Age
City of London Choir
Clare College Choir, Cambridge
Coro della Radio Svizzera Italiana
Delitiae Musicae
Elora Festival Singers
Ensemble Unicorn
Finnish National Opera Chorus
GewandhausKammerchor
Gruppo Vocale Cantemus
Kantorei
Leipzig MDR Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
Members of the Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Musica Ficta
Schola Cantorum of Oxford
Scholars Baroque Ensemble
Simon Mayr Choir
Simon Mayr Chorus and Ensemble
Soloists of the Capella Musicale di S Petronio di Bologna
Tonus Peregrinus
TOWER Voices New Zealand
Trinity Choir
Warsaw Boys’ Choir
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir
Aradia Ensemble
Ingolstadt Georgian Chamber Orchestra
Leipziger Kammerorchester
Members of the City of London Sinfonia
Northern Chamber Orchestra
Oxford Camerata
Orchestra della Radio Svizzera Italiana
REBEL Baroque Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Wurttemberg Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Marin Alsop
Timothy Brown
J Owen Burdick
Noel Edison
Diego Fasolis
Antonino Fogliani
Robert Glenton
Jane Glover
Uwe Grodd
Franz Hauk
Bo Holten
Marco Longhini
Antony Pitts
Michael Posch
Joel Rinsema
Morten Schuldt-Jensen
Marc Michael de Smet
Eric-Olof Soderstrom
Jeremy Summerly
Sergio Vartolo
Nicholas Ward
Hilary Davan Wetton
Antoni Wit

Works

Agricola, Alexander

Adieu m'amour
A la mignonne de fortune
Allez, regretz
Ay je rien fet
Cecus non iudicat de coloribus
De tous biens playne
Et qui la dira
Fortuna desperata
Guarde vostre visage
J'ay beau huer
S'il vous plaist
Soit loing ou pres
Sonnes muses melodieusement

Anonymous

Dominus (clausulae & motet)
Hey, trolly lolly lo!
Non nobis Domine (Scolica Enchiriadis)
Vetus abit littera
Viderunt omnes (plainchant)

Arnesen, Kim Andre

Child of Song
Cradle Hymn
Dormi, Jesu
Even when he is silent
Flight Song
Infinity
Making or Breaking
O sacrum convivium
Pie Jesu
The Lamb
The gift I'll leave you
There we shall rest

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Magnificat in D major, BWV243

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Der glorreiche Augenblick (The glorious moment), op.136
Fantasy for piano, chorus and orchestra in C minor, op.80 'Choral Fantasy'

Bingen, Hildegard von

O cohors milicie floris
O cruor sanguinis
O dulcis electe
O splendidissima gemma
O successores
O victoriosissimi triumphatores
O vis aeternitatis (O Eternal Force)
O vos imitatores excelse

Brahms, Johannes

Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), op.45

Carlton, Richard

Sound Saddest Notes

Cherubini, Luigi

Marche funebre
Requiem in C minor

Cornyshe, William

Ah, Robin, gentle Robin
Blow thy horn, hunter

Donizetti, Gaetano

Aristea (cantata)

Dvorak, Antonin

Requiem, op.89

Farmer, John

Fair Phyllis I saw

Faure, Gabriel

Cantique de Jean Racine, op.11
Messe Basse
Requiem, op.48

Grainger, Percy

Brigg Fair

Handel, George Frideric

Messiah, HWV56 (highlights)

Henry VIII, King of England

Pastime with good company

Janacek, Leos

Glagolitic Mass, JWIII/9
Sinfonietta

Lasso, Orlando di

St Matthew Passion

Leoninus, Magister

Viderunt omnes

Mayr, Johann Simon

Te Deum in D major

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Missa Solemnis in C major, K337

Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da

Missa l'homme arme a 4
Missa sine nomine a 6
Peccantem me quotidie
Sicut cervus
Super flumina Babylonis

Part, Arvo

Passio

Pearsall, Robert Lucas

Lay a garland

Perotinus Magnus

Beata viscera
Sederunt Principes
Viderunt omnes

Purcell, Henry

Raise raise the voice (Ode for St Cecilia's Day, ?1685), Z334
Te Deum and Jubilate Deo in D major, Z232
The Noise of Foreign Wars
Trumpet Sonata in D major, Z850
Welcome to all the Pleasures (Ode for St Cecilia's Day), Z339

Ramsey, Robert

Sleep, fleshly birth

Rossini, Gioacchino

Giovanna d'Arco (orch. Marco Taralli)
Stabat Mater (original version, with Giovanni Tadolini)

Rutter, John

A Clare Benediction
Arise, shine
Come down, O Love Divine
Go forth into the World
Musica Dei donum
Requiem
Toccata in 7
Variations on an Easter theme (organ duet)

Schumann, Robert

Romanzen fur Frauenstimmen I (6), op.69
Romanzen fur Frauenstimmen II (7), op.91
Romanzen und Balladen (5), op.67
Romanzen und Balladen fur Chor II (5), op.75
Romanzen und Balladen fur Chorgesang III (5), op.145
Romanzen und Balladen fur Chorgesang IV (6), op.146

Severac, Deodat de

Tantum ergo

Stanford, Charles Villiers

Partsongs (8), op.119
» no.3 The Blue Bird

Traditional

The Trees They Do Grow High

Vanhal, Johann Baptist

Missa Pastoralis in G major
Missa Solemnis in C major

Vautor, Thomas

Mother, I will have a husband

Vierne, Louis

Pieces de fantaisie (24): Suite no.1, op.51
» no.2 Andantino

Vivaldi, Antonio

Gloria in D major, RV589

Weelkes, Thomas

As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending
Thule, the period of cosmography

Whitacre, Eric

A Boy and a Girl
Her Sacred Spirit Soars
Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine
Little Birds
Little tree
Lux Aurumque
Sleep
Songs of Faith (3)
» I thank you God for this most amazing day
This Marriage
Water Night
When David heard

Wilbye, John

Draw on, sweet night
Weep, weep, mine eyes

Artists

Caroline Adler (alto)
Colin Ainsworth (tenor)
Miriam Allan (soprano)
Mark Anderson (tenor)
Eugen Antoni (tenor)
Carol Bauman (percussion)
Lisa Beckley (soprano)
Timothy Bentch (tenor)
Gennady Bezzubenkov (basso profondo)
Andrea Lauren Brown (soprano)
Andreas Burkhart (bass)
Anne Buter (mezzo-soprano)
Colm Carey (organ)
Nicholas Collon (organ)
Majella Cullagh (soprano)
Julian Davies (tenor)
Leslie de’Ath (piano)
Priska Eser-Streit (soprano)
Marta Fontannais-Simmons (mezzo-soprano)
Cornel Frey (tenor)
Stephen Gadd (baritone)
Nicholas Gedge (bass-baritone)
Stephan Genz (baritone)
Wojciech Gierlach (bass)
Mary Enid Haines (soprano)
Franz Hauk (organ)
Sara Hershkowitz (soprano)
Andreas Hirtreiter (tenor)
Peter Hoare (tenor)
Iwona Hossa (soprano)
Karen Jones (flute)
Daniel Kirch (tenor)
Piotr Kusiewicz (tenor)
Marc Legros (flute)
Christiane Libor (soprano)
Robert Macdonald (bass)
Jaroslaw Malanowicz (organ)
Ewa Marciniec (alto)
Pieter Martens (horn)
Leon McCawley (piano)
Marc Megele (tenor)
Robert Merwald (bass)
Janusz Monarcha (bass)
Torsten Nielsen (baritone)
Piotr Nowacki (bass)
Merit Ostermann (alto)
Mirco Palazzi (bass)
Raisa Palmu (soprano)
Steven Pitkanen (baritone)
Marianna Pizzolato (mezzo-soprano)
Agnieszka Rehlis (mezzo-soprano)
Anna Lucia Richter (soprano)
Nicholas Rimmer (organ)
Claire Rutter (soprano)
Jorg Schneider (tenor)
Roland Schneider (alto)
Nina Stoddart Scott (mezzo-soprano)
Robert Sellier (tenor)
Martin Snell (bass)
Jose Luis Sola (tenor)
David Staff (trumpet)
Katja Stuber (soprano)
Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano)
Lauritz Jakob Thomsen (baritone)
Marcus Ullmann (tenor)
Matilde Wallevik (mezzo-soprano)
Erja Wimeri (contralto)
Ewa Wolak (alto)
Aquarius
Boys of Westminster Under School Senior Choir
Camerata Bach Choir, Poznan
Choir and Orchestra of the Golden Age
City of London Choir
Clare College Choir, Cambridge
Coro della Radio Svizzera Italiana
Delitiae Musicae
Elora Festival Singers
Ensemble Unicorn
Finnish National Opera Chorus
GewandhausKammerchor
Gruppo Vocale Cantemus
Kantorei
Leipzig MDR Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
Members of the Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Musica Ficta
Schola Cantorum of Oxford
Scholars Baroque Ensemble
Simon Mayr Choir
Simon Mayr Chorus and Ensemble
Soloists of the Capella Musicale di S Petronio di Bologna
Tonus Peregrinus
TOWER Voices New Zealand
Trinity Choir
Warsaw Boys’ Choir
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir
Aradia Ensemble
Ingolstadt Georgian Chamber Orchestra
Leipziger Kammerorchester
Members of the City of London Sinfonia
Northern Chamber Orchestra
Oxford Camerata
Orchestra della Radio Svizzera Italiana
REBEL Baroque Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Wurttemberg Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Marin Alsop
Timothy Brown
J Owen Burdick
Noel Edison
Diego Fasolis
Antonino Fogliani
Robert Glenton
Jane Glover
Uwe Grodd
Franz Hauk
Bo Holten
Marco Longhini
Antony Pitts
Michael Posch
Joel Rinsema
Morten Schuldt-Jensen
Marc Michael de Smet
Eric-Olof Soderstrom
Jeremy Summerly
Sergio Vartolo
Nicholas Ward
Hilary Davan Wetton
Antoni Wit

About

Covering a vast array of repertoire, this essential collection presents the greatest choral masterpieces in critically acclaimed performances. From the sacred music of the Medieval era, to the refinement of the Renaissance and the Baroque; from Mozart’s Classical perfection, to the Romantic worlds of Schumann, Brahms and Dvořák; and to the exciting new sounds of Penderecki and the inspired beauty of works by Eric Whitacre and Arvo Pärt, and much more besides – The Choral Collection is a fantastic celebration of the art of choral singing.

The new Naxos ‘Collection’ series features 30-disc sets focused to a specific genre in every release. The first was released in June 2019, The Early Music Collection (8503297), consisting of vernacular songs, as well as pieces for lute, viols, organ and more, presented by the leading ensembles and instrumentalists, in historically-informed performances. This second release features some of the top vocal ensembles like the Kantorei and Joel Rinsema, the Simon Mayr Chorus and Franz Hauk, Schola Cantorum of Oxford under Jeremy Summerly, and the Trinity Choir and J. Owen Burdick, among many others.

Every one of these 30 discs received great critical acclaim on their single-disc publication. Taking examples more or less at random, we have Agricola’s Fortuna Desperata (8553840) described as ‘must have’ by Gramophone, and Beethoven’s Der glorreiche Augenblick (8572783) – ‘one of the most exciting and gratifying Beethoven recordings this reviewer has come across in recent years’ according to Classical 91.7 KUHA.

The Elora Singers’ recording of the choral works by Eric Whitacre (8559677) was nominated for a GRAMMY Award, while the release of John Rutter’s Requiem (8557130) was awarded a Penguin Guide ‘Rosette’: ‘the Naxos recording of the Requiem tens to trump all previous versions, even the composer’s own very fine account.’

Delitiæ Musicæ’s recording of Gesualdo’s Complete Madrigals was highly praised. The set includes the Fourth Book (8572137), which was a ‘Recording of the Month’ by MusicWeb International: ‘The singing on this album is simply phenomenal. Intonation is virtually flawless, and they offer just the right mix of homogenous and individual sound. The recording is excellent, the voices crystal clear, with the continuo instruments used selectively, which adds another layer of variety to these performances.’

With acclaim such as this running through the entire collection, this will be a one-stop place for choral masterpieces that few can resist.

Contents:

CD 1
Agricola
- Fortuna desperata: Secular Music of the 15th Century (8553840)
- Ensemble Unicorn

CD 2
Arnesen
- Infinity: Choral Works (8573788)
- Kantorei, Rinsema

CD 3
Beethoven
- Der glorreiche Augenblick, Choral Fantasy (8572783)
- McCawley, City of London Choir, Royal Philharmonic, Wetton

CD 4
Brahms
- Ein deutsches Requiem (8572996)
- Richter, Genz, Leipzig MDR Radio Choir and Symphony, Alsop

CD 5
Cherubini
- Requiem no.1 in C minor, Marche funebre (8554749)
- Radio Svizzera Choir and Orchestra, Fasolis
   
CD 6
Donizetti
- Aristea (8573360)
- Brown, Hershkowitz, Adler, Members of Bavarian State Opera Chorus, Simon Mayr Chorus and Ensemble, Hauk

CD 7 & 8
Dvořák
- Requiem (857287475)
- Libor, Wolak, Kirch, Monarcha, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Wit

CD 9
Fauré
- Requiem, Messe basse (8550765)
- Beckley, Gedge, Oxford Schola Cantorum, Carey, Oxford Camerata, Summerly

CD 10
Gesualdo
- Madrigals, Book 4 (Madrigali libro quarto, 1596) (8572137)
- Delitiæ Musicæ, Longhini

CD 11
Handel
- Messiah: highlights (8553258)
-  Scholars Baroque Ensemble

CD 12
Haydn
- Masses Vol.6: no.2 ‘Missa brevis’, no.14 ‘Harmoniemesse’ (8572126)
- Trinity Choir, REBEL Baroque Orchestra, Burdick, Glover 
   
CD 13
Janáček
- Glagolitic Mass, Sinfonietta (8572639)
- Libor, Marciniec, Bentch, Gierlach, Malanowicz, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Wit

CD 14
Lasso
- St Matthew Passion (8573840)
- Nielsen, Thomsen, Musica Ficta, Holten

CD 15
Léonin / Pérotin
- Sacred Music from Notre-Dame Cathedral (8557340)
- Tonus Peregrinus, Pitts

CD 16
Mayr
- Te Deum / Mozart - Missa solemnis (8570926)
- Simon Mayr Choir, Ingolstadt Georgian Chamber Orchestra, Hauk

CD 17
Mozart
- Requiem (8557728)
- Allan, Buter, Ullmann, Snell, Gewandhaus Chamber Choir, Leipzig Chamber Orchestra, Schuldt-Jensen

CD 18
Palestrina
- Missa Sine nomine, Missa L’homme armé, Motets (8553314)
- San Petronio Cappella Musicale Soloists, Vartolo

CD 19
Pärt
- Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem (8555860)
- Tonus Peregrinus, Pitts

CD 20
Penderecki
- Utrenja (8572031)
- Warsaw Philharmonic, Wit

CD 21
Purcell
- Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, Te Deum (8553444)
- Choir and Orchestra of the Golden Age, Glenton

CD22
Rachmaninov
- Vespers (8555908)
- Finnish National Opera Chorus, Söderström

CD 23
Rossini
- Stabat Mater, Giovanna d'Arco (8573531)
- Cullagh, Pizzolato, Sola, Palazzi, Württemberg Philharmonic, Fogliani

CD 24
Rutter
- Requiem, Anthems (8557130)
- Clare College Choir, Cambridge, City of London Sinfonia, Brown

CD 25
Schumann
-  Romances and Ballads (8570456)
- Aquarius, Smet

CD 26
Vanhal
- Missa Pastoralis, Missa solemnis (8555080)
- TOWER Voices New Zealand, Aradia Ensemble, Grodd

CD 27
Vivaldi
- Gloria / Bach - Magnificat (8554056)
- Oxford Schola Cantorum, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Ward

CD 28
Hildegard von Bingen
- Celestial Harmonies: Responsories and Antiphons (8557983)
- Oxford Camerata

CD 29
Whitacre
- Choral Music (8559677)
- Elora Festival Singers, Edison

CD 30
Choral Music: English Madrigals and Songs from Henry VIII to the 20th Century (8553088)
- Oxford Camerata, Summerly

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