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Choral Music - CASALS, P. / GRANADOS, E. / MORERA, E. / OLTRA, M. (Song of the Stars - A Celebration of Catalan Music) (Voices of Ascension, Keene)


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Choral Music - CASALS, P. / GRANADOS, E. / MORERA, E. / OLTRA, M. (Song of the Stars - A Celebration of Catalan Music) (Voices of Ascension, Keene)

A rich musical heritage and vibrant contemporary culture intersect in Catalunya in north-eastern Spain. Granados’s long-lost masterpiece Song of the Stars is comparable to a virtuoso piano concerto with chorus and organ rather than orchestra, gloriously combining Romantic-Modernista poetry with post-Wagnerian harmonies. The internationally famous cellist Pau Casals also composed a small body of very beautiful music, including the deeply spiritual choral works on this disc. Morera’s The Nightingale and Blancafort’s Love Song are evocative of their Catalan texts, while Oltra’s Echo and Prelude explore themes of memory and hope through images of nature.

Casals, Pablo
Bible, lyricist(s)

  Rosarium beatae virginis
1.   Pater noster 00:01:29
2.   Ave Maria I 00:01:08
3.   Ave Maria II 00:01:11
4.   Ave Maria III 00:01:57
5.   Gloria Patri 00:00:25
6.   Panem nostrum 00:01:33
7.   Sancta Maria I 00:00:53
8.   Sancta Maria II 00:00:56
9.   Sicut erat 00:00:33
  Recordare, virgo mater
10.   Recordare, virgo mater 00:02:26

Granados, Enrique
Bible, lyricist(s)

  Salve regina
11.   Salve regina 00:05:06

Casals, Pablo
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Nigra sum (I am black)
12.   Nigra sum (I am black) 00:04:29

Morera, Enric
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  El Rossinyol
13.   El Rossinyol 00:01:32

Granados, Enrique

14.   Romanza 00:05:56

Morera, Enric
Bible, lyricist(s)

  Ave Maria
15.   Ave Maria 00:02:21

Granados, Enrique

  Escena religiosa
16.   Escena religiosa 00:04:32

Blancafort, Manuel
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  Cant d'amor
17.   Cant d'amor 00:02:45

Oltra, Manuel
Garcia Lorca, Federico, lyricist(s)

  3 canciones de amor (excerpts)
18.   No. 2. Eco 00:02:06
19.   No. 3. Preludio 00:01:46

Granados, Enrique

  Cant de les estrelles
20.   Cant de les estrelles 00:17:36

Total Playing Time: 01:00:40

Blancafort, Manuel; Casals, Pablo; Granados, Enrique; Morera, Enric; Oltra, Manuel

Bible; Bible - Old Testament; Garcia Lorca, Federico; Traditional

Keene, Dennis

Voices of Ascension Chorus

Kelley, Melissa; Kiesewetter, Erica; Kruczek, Mark; Riva, Douglas; Ryon, Hilary; Williamson, Elena

Label: Naxos

Series: Spanish Classics

Genre: Chamber Music; Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular

Period: 20th Century; Contemporary; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570533

Barcode: 747313053377

Physical Release: 06/2009

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