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STRAVINSKY, I.: Mass / Cantata / Symphony of Psalms (Craft) (Stravinsky, Vol. 6)


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STRAVINSKY, I.: Mass / Cantata / Symphony of Psalms (Craft) (Stravinsky, Vol. 6)

This disc of sacred choral music features the masterly Symphony of Psalms, which Stravinsky dedicated “to the glory of God”. The composer himself wrote “It is not a symphony in which I have included Psalms to be sung ... it is the singing of Psalms that I am symphonising.” The Mass (1944-48) dates from the composer’s first decade in America, and is deeply rooted in medieval chant. Cantata (1951-52) consists of nine canons, the centrepiece of which is the Ricercare for tenor, in which Christ foretells his Crucifixion. In Babel (1944), Stravinsky uses text in which the descendants of Noah are frustrated in their attempt to build a tower reaching heaven.

Stravinsky, Igor
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  Otche nash' (Pater noster)
1.   Otche nash (Pater noster) 00:01:23

Stravinsky, Igor

  Ave Maria
2.   Ave Maria 00:01:04

Stravinsky, Igor
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

3.   Credo 00:02:17
4.   Kyrie 00:02:37
5.   Gloria 00:03:56
6.   Credo 00:04:25
7.   Sanctus 00:03:17
8.   Agnus Dei 00:02:55

Stravinsky, Igor

9.   A Lyke - Wake Dirge (Versus I; Prelude) 00:01:32
10.   Ricercar I: The Maidens Came 00:04:04
11.   A Lyke - Wake Dirge (Versus II; 1st Interlude) 00:01:35
12.   Ricercar II: Tomorrow Shall Be 00:10:42
13.   A Lyke - Wake Dirge (Versus III; 2nd Interlude) 00:01:33
14.   Westron Wind 00:02:07
15.   A Lyke - Wake Dirge (Versus IV; Postlude) 00:02:14

Stravinsky, Igor
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

16.   Babel 00:04:57
  Symphony of Psalms
17.   I. Psalm 38, verses 13 and 14 00:03:35
18.   II. Psalm 39, verses 1 to 5 00:07:12
19.   III. Psalm 150 (entire) 00:11:38

Total Playing Time: 01:13:03

Stravinsky, Igor

Bible - New Testament; Bible - Old Testament; Mass Text

Craft, Robert

Orchestra of St. Luke's; Philharmonia Orchestra

Gregg Smith Singers; Simon Joly Chorale

Bogdan, Thomas; Feld, Melanie; Feller, Bart; Hart, Mary Ann; Parloff, Michael; Sherry, Fred; Taylor, Stephen; Wilson-Johnson, David

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557504

Barcode: 747313250424

Physical Release: 10/2006

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