Nuit Sacree: Festive Sacred Pieces | Naive V5216

Nuit Sacree: Festive Sacred Pieces

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Label: Naive

Cat No: V5216

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 15th November 2010

Contents

Artists

Sandrine Piau (soprano)
Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto)
Johannes Weisser (bass-baritone)
Sonia Wieder-Atherton (cello)
Accentus
Concerto Koln

Conductor

Laurence Equilbey

Works

Adam, Adolphe

O Holy Night

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'
» Jesu bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man's desiring)
Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachts-Oratorium), BWV248
» Jauchzet, frohlocket

Bizet, Georges

L'Arlesienne Suite no.2
» IV Farandole

Buxtehude, Dieterich

Alleluja

Franck, Cesar

Panis Angelicus

Gounod, Charles

Ave Maria (after J S Bach)

Gruber, Franz

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)

Handel, George Frideric

Messiah, HWV56
» For unto us a child is born (Denn es ist uns ein Kind geboren)
» Hallelujah Chorus

Holmes, Augusta

Trois Anges Sont Venus ce Soir!

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Exsultate, jubilate, K165
» III Alleluia

Pachelbel, Johann

Canon

Saint-Saens, Camille

Oratorio de Noel, op.12
» Benedictus

Artists

Sandrine Piau (soprano)
Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto)
Johannes Weisser (bass-baritone)
Sonia Wieder-Atherton (cello)
Accentus
Concerto Koln

Conductor

Laurence Equilbey

About

Nuit Sacrée documents a televised concert that was broadcast on Christmas Day 2009 on France 2, one of the main French TV Channels, from St Thomas’s Church in Strasbourg. It features some of the finest sacred pieces linked to the festive season, and an impressive array of some of the best musicians of our time.

Perhaps the major attraction is the multi-award winning chamber choir Accentus under its acclaimed conductor Laurence Equilbey. They are joined by the equally celebrated baroque specialist ensemble Concerto Köln and several outstanding vocal and instrumental soloists, among them soprano Sandrine Piau, contralto Nathalie Stutzmann, bass-baritone Johannes Weisser and cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton.

Founded by its current director Laurence Equilbey, Accentus is a professional chamber choir which appears in the leading concert halls and international festivals. The group collaborates regularly with prestigious conductors and orchestras (Pierre Boulez, Christoph Eschenbach, Orchestre de Paris, Ensemble intercontemporain, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen Haute Normandie, Concerto Köln, Akademie für Alte Musik). The group’s recordings have received numerous prizes from the musical press.

Contents:
1. Pachelbel: Canon in D major
2. Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Cantate BWV 147)
3. Bach: Jauchzet, frohlocket! (Christmas Oratorio BWV 248)
4. Gounod/Bach: Ave Maria
5. Buxtehude: Alleluia (Cantate BuxWV 15)
6. Handel: Messiah - ‘For unto us a Child is born’
7. Handel: Messiah - ‘Alleluia’
8. Saint-Säens: ‘Benedictus’ (Christmas Oratorio)
9. Franck: Panis angelicus
10. Mozart: Alleluia (Exsultate, jubilate K165)
11. Farandole de L’Arlésienne after Bizet
12. Adam: Minuit, chrétiens
13. Holmes: Trois anges sont venus ce soir
14. Gruber: Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!

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