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GREAT SACRED MASTERPIECES (10-CD Box Set)

    
      

 

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About this Recording
The Pure Magic of Music – Jeremy Siepmann interviews Tianwa Yang
A MAN OF THE WORLD – Jeremy Siepmann talks to the conductor Jun Märkl
Jun Märkl Completes His Debussy Orchestral Cycle
THE COLLABORATIVE CONDUCTOR – Jeremy Siepmann Interviews Dmitry Yablonsky
Queen of the Cello – Maria Kliegel Interviewed by Jeremy Siepmann
A Balancing Act – Ashley Wass Talks to Jeremy Siepmann
Polish Ambition
– Antoni Wit Talks to Jeremy Siepmann
Sibling Songs, Without Words: Tianwa Yang talks to Jeremy Siepmann
Between the Lines: Idil Biret talks to Jeremy Siepmann

GREAT SACRED MASTERPIECES (10-CD Box Set)

Music has always had an important part to play in religious ritual. Records show that plainchant existed from as early as 3 AD, and centuries later it was to provide a foundation for early polyphony and for the great flowering of church music in the Renaissance, including the transcendent works of Tallis and Allegri. JS Bach wrote most of his music for the Lutheran church, including the magnificent Mass in B Minor and the two Passions. Handel also contributed to religious music in England, with the creation of oratorios such as Messiah which, when witnessed by Haydn years later, inspired him to write The Creation. In the nineteenth century the form flowered again with Felix Mendelssohn, himself responsible for bringing many sacred works by JS Bach back to musical prominence. He completed Elijah in 1846; a work that, although modeled on the Handelian oratorio, clearly reflected in its lyricism and use of orchestral and choral colour Mendelssohn’s own genius as an early-Romantic composer. Particular attention has been given over the years to settings of the Requiem Mass. This collection includes three versions—from contemplative Mozart, to awesome Verdi, and sublime Fauré. Without doubt, in the years to come, religion will continue to be the driving inspirational force behind many a composition.



Disc 1

Tallis, Thomas
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Spem in alium
1.   Play with flash player Spem in alium 00:12:19

Allegri, Gregorio
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Il salmo Miserere mei Deus
2.   Play with flash player Il salmo Miserere mei Deus 00:10:17

Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista
Pope Innocent III / Todi, Jacopone da, lyricist(s)

  Stabat mater
3.   Play with flash player Stabat Mater 00:03:29
4.   Play with flash player Cujus animam 00:02:15
5.   Play with flash player O quam tristis 00:02:07
6.   Play with flash player Quae moerebat 00:02:07
7.   Play with flash player Quis est homo 00:02:41
8.   Play with flash player Vidit suum 00:03:55
9.   Play with flash player Eja mater 00:02:20
10.   Play with flash player Fac, ut ardeat 00:02:14
11.   Play with flash player Sancta Mater 00:05:01
12.   Play with flash player Fac ut portem 00:03:12
13.   Play with flash player Inflammatus 00:02:24
14.   Play with flash player Quando corpus 00:03:47

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Ave verum corpus, K. 618
15.   Play with flash player Ave verum corpus, K. 618 00:02:51

Gounod, Charles-François / Bach, Johann Sebastian
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  Ave Maria (version for voice and orchestra)
16.   Play with flash player Ave Maria (version for voice and orchestra) 00:02:42

Franck, César
Aquinas, Thomas, lyricist(s)

  Panis angelicus
17.   Play with flash player Panis angelicus 00:04:01


Disc 2

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 (excerpts)
1.   Play with flash player Kyrie: Kyrie eleison (Chorus) 00:09:54
2.   Play with flash player Kyrie: Christe eleison (Soprano I and II) 00:05:18
3.   Play with flash player Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo (Chorus) 00:01:32
4.   Play with flash player Gloria: Et in terra pax (Chorus) 00:03:50
5.   Play with flash player Gloria: Domine Deus, Rex coelestis (Soprano and Tenor) 00:05:48
6.   Play with flash player Gloria: Qui sedes ad dextram Patris (Alto) 00:04:43
7.   Play with flash player Gloria: Cum Sancto Spiritu (Chorus) 00:04:00
8.   Play with flash player Credo: Et in unum Dominum Jesum Christum (Soprano and Alto) 00:05:07
9.   Play with flash player Credo: Crucifixus etiam pro nobis (Chorus) 00:03:33
10.   Play with flash player Credo: Et resurrexit tertia die (Chorus) 00:03:58
11.   Play with flash player Credo: Et in Spiritum Sanctum (Bass) 00:04:47
12.   Play with flash player Credo: Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum (Chorus) 00:02:11
13.   Play with flash player Sanctus: Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth (Chorus) 00:04:48
14.   Play with flash player Benedictus: Benedictus qui venit (Tenor) 00:04:30
15.   Play with flash player Benedictus: Osanna in excelsis (Chorus) 00:02:45
16.   Play with flash player Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei (Alto) 00:06:01
17.   Play with flash player Agnus Dei: Dona nobis pacem (Chorus) 00:02:39


Disc 3

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Bible - New Testament / Henrici, Christian Friedrich, lyricist(s)

  St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (excerpts)
1.   Play with flash player Part I: Kommt, ihr Tochter, helft mir klagen (Chorus) 00:07:40
2.   Play with flash player Part I: Aria: Buss und Reu Knirscht das Sundenherz entzwei (Alto) 00:04:21
3.   Play with flash player Part I: Aria: Blute nur, du liebes Herz! (Soprano) 00:04:54
4.   Play with flash player Part I: Aria: Ich will dir mein Herze schenken (Soprano) 00:03:45
5.   Play with flash player Part I: Aria: Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen (Tenor, Chorus) 00:05:32
6.   Play with flash player Part I: Aria: Gerne will ich mich bequemen (Bass) 00:04:35
7.   Play with flash player Part I: Aria: So ist mein Jesus nun gefangen (Alto, Soprano, Chorus) 00:03:56
8.   Play with flash player Part II: Aria: Ach! Nun ist mein Jesus hin! (Alto, Chorus) 00:06:12
9.   Play with flash player Part II: Aria: Erbarme dich, mein Gott, um meiner Zahren willen! (Alto) 00:07:13
10.   Play with flash player Part II: Aria: Gebt mir meinen Jesum wieder! (Bass) 00:03:38
11.   Play with flash player Part II: Aria: Konnen Tranen meiner Wangen (Alto) 00:06:36
12.   Play with flash player Choral: O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden (Chorus) 00:02:32
13.   Play with flash player Part II: Aria: Mache dich, mein Herze, rein (Bass) 00:07:52
14.   Play with flash player Part II: Wir setzen uns mit Tranen nieder (Chorus) 00:06:28


Disc 4

Handel, George Frideric
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  Messiah, HWV 56 (Highlights)
1.   Play with flash player Part I: Sinfonia 00:03:10
2.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: Comfort ye my people (Tenor) 00:06:42
3.   Play with flash player Part I: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed (Chorus) 00:02:38
4.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceive (Alto) 00:05:54
5.   Play with flash player Part I: For unto a child is born (Chorus) 00:04:03
6.   Play with flash player Part I: Pifa 00:00:58
7.   Play with flash player Part I: Aria: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (Soprano) 00:04:04
8.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened (Alto) 00:05:31
9.   Play with flash player Part II: Aria: He was despised and rejected of men (Alto) 00:11:10
10.   Play with flash player Part II: Aria: How beautiful are the feet of them (Soprano) 00:03:22
11.   Play with flash player Part II: Aria: Why do the nations so furiosly rage together (Bass) 00:03:12
12.   Play with flash player Part II: Hallelujah! (Chorus) 00:03:43
13.   Play with flash player Part III: Aria: I know that my Redeemer liveth (Soprano) 00:06:07
14.   Play with flash player Part III: Recitative: Behold, I tell you a mystery (Bass) 00:09:36
15.   Play with flash player Part III: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain (Chorus) 00:07:18


Disc 5

Haydn, Franz Joseph
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Die Schöpfung (The Creation), Hob. XXI:2 (excerpts)
1.   Play with flash player Part I: Die Vorstellung des Chaos (The Representation of Chaos) 00:06:33
2.   Play with flash player Part I: Nun schwanden vor dem heiligen Strahle (Now vanish before the holy beams) (Uriel, Chorus) 00:03:39
3.   Play with flash player Part I: Und Gott sprach: Es sammle sich das Wasser (And God said: Let the waters under the heaven) (Raphael) 00:00:43
4.   Play with flash player Part I: Rollend in schaumenden Wellen (Rolling in foaming billows) (Raphael) 00:01:58
5.   Play with flash player Part I: Und Gott sprach: Es bringe die Erde Gras hervor (And God said: Let all the earth bring forth grass) (Gabriel) 00:00:33
6.   Play with flash player Part I: Nun beut dir Flur das frische Grun (With verdure clad the fields appear) (Gabriel) 00:05:05
7.   Play with flash player Part I: Die Himmel erzahlen die Ehre Gottes (The heavens are telling the glory of God) (Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael, Chorus) 00:03:34
8.   Play with flash player Part II: Und Gott sprach: Es bringe das Wasser in der Fulle hervor (And God said: Let the waters bring forth abundantly) (Gabriel) 00:00:25
9.   Play with flash player Part II: Auf starkem Fittiche schwinget sich der Adler stolz (On mighty pens uplifted soars the eagle aloft) (Gabriel) 00:07:27
10.   Play with flash player Part II: Und die Engel ruhrten ihre unsterblichen Harfen (And the angels struck their immortal harps) (Raphael) 00:00:25
11.   Play with flash player Part II: In holder Anmut stehn (Most beautiful appear) (Trio) 00:04:29
12.   Play with flash player Part II: Und Gott sprach: Es bringe die Erde hervor lebende Geschopfe (And God said: Let the earth bring forth the living creature) (Raphael) 00:00:26
13.   Play with flash player Part II: Nun scheint in vollem Glanze der Himmel (Now heav'n in fullest glory shone) (Raphael) 00:03:21
14.   Play with flash player Part II: Mit Wurd' und Hoheit angetan (In native worth and honour clad) (Uriel) 00:03:28
15.   Play with flash player Part II: Und Gott sah jedes Ding, was er gemacht hatte (And God saw ev'rything that he had made) (Raphael) 00:00:25
16.   Play with flash player Part II: Vollendet ist das grosse Werk (Chorus) 00:02:40
17.   Play with flash player Part III: Von deiner Gut', o Herr und Gott (By thee with bliss, O bounteous Lord) (Eve and Adam, Chorus) 00:09:41
18.   Play with flash player Part III: Nun ist die erste Pflicht erfullt (Our duty we performed now) (Adam and Eve) 00:02:47
19.   Play with flash player Part III: Holde Gattin! (Graceful consort!) (Adam and Eve) 00:07:39
20.   Play with flash player Part III: O glucklich Paar (O happy pair) (Uriel) 00:00:26
21.   Play with flash player Part III: Singt dem Herren alle Stimmen (Sing the Lord, ye voices all!) (Chorus) 00:03:27


Disc 6

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Requiem in D Minor, K. 626
1.   Play with flash player Introit: Requiem aeternam 00:05:02
2.   Play with flash player Kyrie eleison 00:02:44
3.   Play with flash player Sequence No. 1: Dies irae 00:01:46
4.   Play with flash player Sequence No. 2: Tuba mirum 00:04:17
5.   Play with flash player Sequence No. 3: Rex tremendae majestatis 00:02:20
6.   Play with flash player Sequence No. 4: Recordare, Jesu pie 00:06:27
7.   Play with flash player Sequence No. 5: Confutatis maledictis 00:03:07
8.   Play with flash player Sequence No. 6: Lacrimosa dies illa 00:03:20
9.   Play with flash player Offertory No. 1: Domine Jesu Christe 00:03:34
10.   Play with flash player Offertory No. 2: Hostias et preces 00:04:39
11.   Play with flash player Sanctus 00:01:38
12.   Play with flash player Benedictus 00:05:36
13.   Play with flash player Agnus Dei 00:03:46
14.   Play with flash player Communion: Lux aeterna 00:05:48


Disc 7

Mendelssohn, Felix
Schubring, Julius, lyricist(s)

  Elijah, Op. 70 (excerpts)
1.   Play with flash player Part I: Introduction: So wahr der Herr, der Gott Israels, lebet (Baritone) 00:01:04
2.   Play with flash player Part I: Hilf, Herr! Hilf, Herr! (Chorus) 00:05:06
3.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: Zerreisset eure Herzen (Tenor) 00:00:39
4.   Play with flash player Part I: Aria: So ihr mich von ganzem Herzen suchet (Tenor) 00:02:19
5.   Play with flash player Part I: Double Quartet: Denn er hat seinen Engeln befohlen uber dir (Chorus) 00:02:54
6.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative, Aria and Duet: Was hast du an mir getan, du Mann Gottes! (Soprano, Baritone) 00:06:22
7.   Play with flash player Part I: Wohl dem, der den Herrn furchtet (Chorus) 00:02:37
8.   Play with flash player Part I: Baal, erhore uns! (Chorus) 00:02:56
9.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: Kommt her, alles Volk, kommt her zu mir! (Baritone) 00:00:14
10.   Play with flash player Part I: Aria: Herr Gott Abrahams, Isaaks und Israels (Baritone) 00:03:29
11.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: Der du deine Diener machst zu Geistern (Baritone, Chorus) 00:03:08
12.   Play with flash player Part I: Aria: Ist nicht des Herrn Wort wie ein Feuer (Baritone) 00:02:11
13.   Play with flash player Part II: Aria: Hore, Israel, hore des Herrn Stimme! (Soprano) 00:05:21
14.   Play with flash player Part II: Furchte dich nicht, spricht unser Gott (Chorus) 00:04:01
15.   Play with flash player Part II: Aria: Es ist genug! (Baritone) 00:05:01
16.   Play with flash player Part II: Recitative: Siehe, er schlaft (Tenor) 00:00:41
17.   Play with flash player Part II: Trio: Hebe deine Augen auf zu den Bergen 00:01:42
18.   Play with flash player Part II: Siehe, der Huter Israels (Chorus) 00:03:13
19.   Play with flash player Part II: Recitative: Stehe auf, Elias (Alto, Baritone) 00:01:39
20.   Play with flash player Part II: Aria: Sei stille dem Herrn und warte auf ihn (Alto) 00:03:08
21.   Play with flash player Part II: Wer bis ans Ende beharrt, der wird selig (Chorus) 00:03:07
22.   Play with flash player Part II: Recitative: Herr, es wird Nacht um mich (Baritone, Soprano) 00:01:43
23.   Play with flash player Part II: Der Herr ging voruber (Chorus) 00:04:04
24.   Play with flash player Part II: Aria: Dann werden die Gerechten leuchten (Tenor) 00:02:48
25.   Play with flash player Part II: Alsdann wird euer Licht hervorbrechen (Chorus) 00:03:17


Disc 8

Beethoven, Ludwig van
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Missa Solemnis, Op. 123
1.   Play with flash player Kyrie eleison 00:05:01
2.   Play with flash player Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo 00:05:01
3.   Play with flash player Gloria: Qui tollis peccata mundi 00:05:17
4.   Play with flash player Gloria: Quoniam tu solus sanctus 00:06:37
5.   Play with flash player Credo: Credo in unum Deum 00:04:18
6.   Play with flash player Credo: Et incarnatus est 00:05:06
7.   Play with flash player Credo: Et resurrexit tertia die 00:09:12
8.   Play with flash player Sanctus 00:05:38
9.   Play with flash player Sanctus: Benedictus 00:10:23
10.   Play with flash player Agnus Dei 00:05:53
11.   Play with flash player Agnus Dei: Dona nobis pacem 00:09:27


Disc 9

Verdi, Giuseppe
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Messa da Requiem (excerpts)
1.   Play with flash player Requiem: Requiem aeternam 00:09:12
2.   Play with flash player Dies irae: Dies irae, dies illa 00:02:19
3.   Play with flash player Dies irae: Tuba mirum 00:01:53
4.   Play with flash player Dies irae: Liber scriptus 00:05:12
5.   Play with flash player Dies irae: Rex tremendae 00:03:49
6.   Play with flash player Dies irae: Recordare 00:04:17
7.   Play with flash player Dies irae: Ingemisco 00:03:33
8.   Play with flash player Dies irae: Confutatis 00:05:47
9.   Play with flash player Dies irae: Lacrymosa 00:05:46
10.   Play with flash player Offertorio: Domine Jesu 00:04:37
11.   Play with flash player Offertorio: Hostias et preces tibi 00:06:15
12.   Play with flash player Sanctus 00:02:36
13.   Play with flash player Agnus Dei 00:05:22
14.   Play with flash player Lux aeterna 00:06:29
15.   Play with flash player Libera me: Libera me, Domine 00:02:17
16.   Play with flash player Libera me: Libera me, Domine 00:05:58


Disc 10

Fauré, Gabriel
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Requiem, Op. 48
1.   Play with flash player Introit et Kyrie 00:06:37
2.   Play with flash player Offertoire 00:08:55
3.   Play with flash player Sanctus 00:03:29
4.   Play with flash player Pie Jesu 00:03:32
5.   Play with flash player Agnus Dei 00:05:59
6.   Play with flash player Libera me 00:04:38
7.   Play with flash player In paradisum 00:03:28

Vierne, Louis

  Pieces de fantaisie, Op. 51: Suite No. 1
8.   Play with flash player Pieces de fantaisie, Op. 51: Suite No. 1 00:03:36

Séverac, Déodat de

  Tantum ergo
9.   Play with flash player Tantum ergo 00:03:15

Fauré, Gabriel
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Messe basse
10.   Play with flash player Kyrie 00:02:21
11.   Play with flash player Sanctus 00:02:29
12.   Play with flash player Benedictus 00:02:23
13.   Play with flash player Agnus Dei 00:03:12

Fauré, Gabriel
Racine, Jean, lyricist(s)

  Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
14.   Play with flash player Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 00:06:30

Total Playing Time: 11:39:26






Composer(s):
Allegri, Gregorio; Bach, Johann Sebastian; Beethoven, Ludwig van; Fauré, Gabriel; Franck, César; Gounod, Charles-François; Handel, George Frideric; Haydn, Franz Joseph; Mendelssohn, Felix; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista; Séverac, Déodat de; Tallis, Thomas; Verdi, Giuseppe; Vierne, Louis

Lyricist(s):
Aquinas, Thomas; Bible - New Testament; Bible - Old Testament; Henrici, Christian Friedrich; Mass Text; Pope Innocent III; Racine, Jean; Schubring, Julius; Todi, Jacopone da

Conductor(s):
Halász, Michael; Košler, Zdeněk; Kovács, László; Märkl, Jun; Morandi, Pier Giorgio; Müller-Brühl, Helmut; Oberfrank, Geza; Schermerhorn, Kenneth; Spering, Andreas; Summerly, Jeremy; Wildner, Johannes

Orchestra(s):
Camerata Cassovia; Capella Augustina; Cologne Chamber Orchestra; Hungarian State Opera Orchestra; Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra; Leipzig MDR Symphony Orchestra; Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Oxford Camerata; Scholars Baroque Ensemble; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra

Ensemble(s):
Camerata Budapest; Oxford Camerata

Choir(s):
Cologne Vocal Ensemble; Dresden Chamber Choir; Hungarian Festival Choir; Hungarian Radio Children's Choir; Hungarian State Opera Chorus; Kosice Teachers' Choir; Leipzig MDR Radio Choir; Nashville Symphony Chorus; Oxford Schola Cantorum; Slovak Philharmonic Chorus

Artist(s):
Baylon, Jay; Beckley, Lisa; Carey, Colm; Colombara, Carlo; Faulkner, Julia; Filipova, Elena; Gedge, Nicholas; Genz, Christoph; Gonda, Anna; Hajóssyová, Magdaléna; Hallenberg, Ann; Hernandez, Cesar; Horská, Jaroslava; Im, Sunhae; Kertesi, Ingrid; Kielland, Marianne Beate; Kobow, Jan; Koves, Peter; Kundlak, Jozef; Lukas, Ralf; Mahnke, Claudia; Mester, Agnes; Mikuláš, Peter; Mukk, Jozsef; Müller-Brachmann, Hanno; Nemeth, Judit; Osdale, Mary Kathryn van; Phillips, Lori; Redmon, Robynne; Remenyi, Janos; Ruso, Vladimir; Scalchi, Gloria; Schäfer, Markus; Taylor, James; Verebics, Ibolya; Ziesak, Ruth

Label: Naxos

Series: Boxed Sets

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Instrumental; Vocal

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Classical; Renaissance; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.501062

Barcode: 730099106245

Release Date: 04/2012

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