Choir Music of the World

Choir Music of the World

SWR19100CD (SWR Classic, CD, 9 discs)

COMPILATION (19 June 2020)

Playing time: 77'33"/62'09"/71'54"/76'40"/57'36"/71'46"/70'09"/67'59"/71'22"
Tracks: 14 + 14 + 16 + 12 + 17 + 23 + 20 + 14 + 14
Booklet pages: 20 + 20 + 20 + 20 + 24 + 28 + 28 + 24 + 24
© 2005-2019 SWR Media Services GmbH, 2020 Naxos Deutschland Musik & Video Vertriebs-GmbH
Main country of recording: DE
Country of manufacture: DE
Sent to a reviewer on 16 July 2020


Listen: Bernstein: Gloria (Missa Brevis) CD1 track 9, 0:00-0:45)

SWR Vokalensemble
Marcus Creed, conductor

CD1 - America

Aaron Copland:

Four Motets
1 Help Us, O Lord
2 Thou, O Jehovah, Abideth Forever
3 Have Mercy on Us, O My Lord
4 Sing Ye Praises to Our King

Steve Reich:

5 Proverb

John Cage:

6 Five

Morton Feldman:

7 The Rothko Chapel

Leonard Bernstein:

Missa Brevis (1988):
8 Kyrie
9 Gloria
10 Sanctus
11 Benedictus
12 Agnus Dei
13 Dona Nobis Pacem

Samuel Barber:

14 A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map


CD2 - Russia

Alfred Schnittke:

Drei geistliche Gesänge
1 Lied der Heiligen Gottesmutter
2 Jesusgebet
3 Vater unser

Sergei Rachmaninov:

4 O Theodokos, immer wachend im Gebet - Geistliches Konzert für Chor a cappella

Sofia Gubaidulina:

Hommage an Marina Zwetajewa - Suite für gemischten Chor a cappella in 5 Sätzen
5 Unter den Wellen
6 Pferd
7 Alle Herrlichkeit
8 Zwischenspiel
9 Ein Garten

Sergei Ivanovitch Taneyev:

from Chöre nach Jacob Polonski Op 27
10 Sterne
11 Überm Berg zwei grimme Wolken
12 Sieh, wenn auf's verschlaf'ne Meer

Mikhail Glinka:

13 Cherubim-Hymnus for 6 voices a cappella

Peter Tchaikovsky:

14 Cherubim-Hymnus (from Liturgie des hl Chrysostomos)

CD3 - Italia

Giuseppe Verdi:

1 Ave Maria

2 Laudi alla Vergine Maria

Giacinto Celsi:

3 Yliam

Giuseppe Verdi:

4 Pater noster

Luigi Nono:

5 Sarà dolce tacere

Ildebrando Pizzetti:

Tre composizioni corali
6 Cade la sera
7 Ululate
8 Recordare, Domine

Giacinto Celsi:

TKRDG
9 I
10 II
11 III

Goffredo Petrassi:

Nonsense
12 C'era una signorina
13 C'era un vecchio musicale
14 C'era un vecchio di Rovigo
15 C'era una signorina di Pozzillo
16 C'era una vecchia di Polla

CD4 - Great Britain

Peter Maxwell Davies:

1 Corpus Christi with Cat and Mouse for mixed choir a cappella (1993)

James MacMillan:

2 Alleluia for thirteen part choir a cappella (2013)

Jonathan Harvey:

3 How could the soul not take flight for double choir (1996)

John Tavener:

4 Schuon Hymnen (2003)

Benjamin Britten:

Sacred and profane - eight medieval lyrics for mixed choir a cappella
5 St Godric's Hymn
6 I mon waxe wod
7 Lenten is come
8 The long night
9 Yif ic of luve can
10 Carol
11 Ye that pasen by
12 A Death

CD5 - Polska

Karol Szymanowski:

Six Kurpian Songs for mixed choir a cappella
1 Hey, my oxen
2 Who is that knocking?
3 May Jesus Christ be praised
4 Whip on the horse
5 Deck yourself, my lass
6 Master musician, please play a waltz

Krzysztof Penderecki:

7 Veni, creator spiritus for mixed choir a cappella

Roman Haubenstock-Ramati:

8 Madrigal for choir a cappella

Krzysztof Penderecki:

9 Cherubic Hymn for mixed choir a cappella

Henryk Mikołaj Górecki

Five Kurpian songs for mixed choir a cappella
10 Hey, down the hill, down the hill!
11 Dark is the night, how dark
12 Yesterday, my dear, not today
13 I am a farm-hand from Toruń
14 The storm is coming, it will rain

Witold Lutosławski:

Ten Polish Folk Songs on Soldier Themes (excerpts)
15 A black field near Cracow
16 Where are you going, Jack?
17 I broke the guelder rose

CD6 - Finland

Jean Sibelius:

1 Rakastava (1893/1912)

Kaija Saariaho:

Nuits adieux (1991/96) for mixed choir and four soloists a cappella
2 Nuit I
3 Adieu I
4 Nuit II
5 Adieu II
6 Nuit III
7 Nuit IV
8 Nuit V
9 Adieux III-IV

Riikka Talvitie

10 Kuun Kirje for mixed choir a cappella (2003)

Einojuhani Rautavaara:

11 Canticum Mariae virginis (1978)

Jukka Linkola:

Mieliteko for mixed choir a cappella (1999)
12 Mieliteko
13 PunaPaula
14 Lintu
15 Jäniksen Joulu
16 Iltalaulu

Einojuhani Rautavaara:

Canción de nuestro tiempo - from texts by Federico García Lorca for mixed choir (1993)
17 Fragmentos de Agonia
18 Méditatión primera y última
19 Ciudad sin sueño (Nocturno del Sarajevo)

Orpheus singt - three sonnets by Rainer Maria Rilke for mixed choir a cappella (2016)
20 Da stieg ein Baum ...
21 Und fast ein Mädchen wars ...
22 Ein Gott vermags

Jean Sibelius:

23 Finlandia, Op 26 No 7 for mixed choir a cappella

CD7 - France

Francis Poulenc:

Un soir de neige - Petite cantate de chambre pour chœur a cappella (texte: Paul Éluard)
1 De grandes cuillers de neige ...
2 La bonne neige ...
3 Bois meurtri ...
4 La nuit de froid la solitude ...

Claude Debussy:

Trois Chansons
5 Dieu, qu'il fait bon regarder
6 Quant j'ai ouy le tabourin
7 Yver, vous n'estes qu'un villain

Darius Milhaud:

Naissance de Vénus - pour chœurs mixtes a cappella (texte: Jules Supervielle)
8 Les Heures
9 Vénus
10 Le Vent
11 Les Heures

André Jolivet:

Épithalame pour orchestre vocal à douze parties
12 Moderato
13 Allegretto semplice
14 Allegro maestoso

Francis Poulenc:

Quatre Petites Prières de Saint François d'Assise pour chœur d'hommes a cappella
15 Salut, Dame sainte
16 Tout puissant
17 Seigneur, je vous en prie
18 Ô mes très cheres frères

Olivier Messiaen:

19 O sacrum convivium! - Motet au Saint-Sacrement pour chœur à quatre voix mixtes

Georges Aperghis:

20 Die Stellung der Zahlen pour chœur mixte (from Wölfli-Kantata)

CD8 - Japan

Toshio Hosokawa:

1 Die Lotosblume - for mixed chorus and percussion

Tōru Takemitsu:

Wind Horse
2 Vocalise 1 for female choir
3 Spell of Fingers for female choir
4 Vocalise 2 for male choir
5 Vocalise 3 for mixed choir

6 Legend of the dining table for male choir - coda for mixed choir

Michio Mamiya:

Composition for Chorus No 1 for mixed chorus a cappella
7 I
8 II
9 III
10 IV

Tōru Takemitsu:

from Songs II
11 Cherry Blossoms
12 Wings

Jō Kondō:

13 Motet under the rose for twelve voices

Tōru Takemitsu:

from Songs I
14 Small Sky

CD9 - Baltikum

Maija Einfelde:

Three Poems by Fricis Barda for mixed choir
1 Evening
2 Prayer
3 Heaven

Rytis Mazulis:

4 Canon solus for four equal voices

Pēteris Vasks:

Litene - ballad for mixed choir in 12 voices
5 I
6 II

Veljo Tormis:

Two songs after Ernst Enno for mixed choir a cappella
7 Fairy-tale of the Young Summer
8 Barely audible somewhere the home country is calling

Andris Dzenitis:

Four Madrigals by e e cummings (2006)
9 unmeaning
10 i carry your heart
11 may i ...
12 who are you? (for 8 voices)

Juste Janulyte

13 Plonge - for cello and 12 voices

Arvo Pärt:

14 And I heard a voice ... for mixed choir a cappella

 

 

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