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BERNSTEIN, L.: Mass (Sykes, Wulfman, Morgan State University Choir, Peabody Children's Chorus, Baltimore Symphony, Alsop)

    
      

 



















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BERNSTEIN, L.: Mass (Sykes, Wulfman, Morgan State University Choir, Peabody Children's Chorus, Baltimore Symphony, Alsop)

When Leonard Bernstein was asked by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to compose the inaugural work for the opening of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., he wrote: “The Mass is also an extremely dramatic event in itself—it even suggests a theater work.” Premiered on September 8, 1971, with additional words by Stephen Schwartz of Godspell fame, Mass is a remarkable, visionary work with a kaleidoscope of musical styles that touches on themes of political protest, existential crisis and religious faith lost and found.



Disc 1

Bernstein, Leonard
Mass Text / Bernstein, Leonard / Schwartz, Stephen / Mass Text / Bernstein, Leonard / Schwartz, Stephen, lyricist(s)

  Mass
1.   Play with flash player Devotions before Mass: Antiphon: Kyrie eleison (High Soprano, Bass, Soprano 2, Alto, Tenor, Baritone) 00:02:01
2.   Play with flash player Devotions before Mass: Hymn and Psalm, "A Simple Song" (Celebrant) 00:04:11
3.   Play with flash player Devotions before Mass: Responsory, "Alleluia" (Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass) 00:01:09
4.   Play with flash player First Introit: Prefatory Prayers (Street Chorus, Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Soprano, Celebrant, Boy Soprano, Boys' Choir) 00:05:00
5.   Play with flash player First Introit: Thrice - Triple Canon: Dominus vobiscum (Celebrant, Boys' Choir, Street Chorus) 00:00:42
6.   Play with flash player Second Introit: In nomine Patris (Boys' Choir, Chorus, Celebrant) 00:01:58
7.   Play with flash player Second Introit: Prayer for the Congregation, "Almighty Father" (Chorus) 00:01:22
8.   Play with flash player Second Introit: Epiphany (Celebrant) 00:00:55
9.   Play with flash player Confession: Confiteor (Chorus) 00:02:10
10.   Play with flash player Confession: Trope, "I Don't Know" (First Rock Singer and Descant, Second Rock Singer, Male Street Chorus) 00:01:41
11.   Play with flash player Confession: Trope, "Easy" (First Blues Singer, Second Rock Singer, Second Blues Singer, Third Rock Singer, Third Blues Singer, First Rock Singer and Descant, Celebrant, Chorus) 00:04:51
12.   Play with flash player Meditation No. 1 00:05:10
13.   Play with flash player Gloria: Gloria tibi (Celebrant, Boys' Choir) 00:01:55
14.   Play with flash player Gloria: Gloria in Excelsis (Chorus) 00:01:16
15.   Play with flash player Gloria: Trope, "Half of the People" (Street Chorus, Chorus) 00:01:00
16.   Play with flash player Gloria: Trope, "Thank You" (Soprano, Street Chorus) 00:02:46
17.   Play with flash player Meditation No. 2 00:03:39
18.   Play with flash player Epistle: "The Word of the Lord" (Celebrant, A Young Man, Another Young Man, Street Chorus, An Older Man, A Young Woman) 00:05:50
19.   Play with flash player Gospel - Sermon: "God Said" (Preacher, Street Chorus, 5 Solo Voices) 00:04:22
20.   Play with flash player Credo: Credo in unum Deum (Celebrant, Chorus) 00:01:08
21.   Play with flash player Credo: Trope: "Non Credo" (Street Chorus Male Group, Baritone) - "Crucifixus" (Chorus) 00:02:17
22.   Play with flash player Credo: Trope, "Hurry" (Mezzo - soprano) - Sedet ad dexteram Patris (Chorus) 00:01:20
23.   Play with flash player Credo: Trope, "World without End" (Street Chorus, Mezzo - soprano) - Et in Spiritum Sanctum (Chorus, 3 Solo Voices) 00:01:39
24.   Play with flash player Credo: Trope, "I Believe in God" (3 Solo Voices, Street Chorus, Rock Singer, Chorus) 00:02:07
25.   Play with flash player Meditation No. 3 (De profundis, Part 1) (Chorus, Celebrant) 00:02:31
26.   Play with flash player Offertory (De profundis, Part 2) (Boys' Choir, Chorus) 00:02:13


Disc 2

Bernstein, Leonard
Mass Text / Bernstein, Leonard / Schwartz, Stephen / Mass Text / Bernstein, Leonard / Schwartz, Stephen, lyricist(s)

  Mass
1.   Play with flash player The Lord's Prayer: Our Father … (Celebrant) 00:01:18
2.   Play with flash player The Lord's Prayer: Trope, "I Go On" (Celebrant) 00:02:25
3.   Play with flash player Sanctus (Celebrant, Boys' Choir, Chorus, Counter - tenors, Street Chorus) 00:05:10
4.   Play with flash player Agnus Dei (Soloists of Street Chorus, Street Chorus, Celebrant, Chorus) 00:06:30
5.   Play with flash player Fraction: "Things Get Broken" (Celebrant) 00:14:22
6.   Play with flash player Pax: Communion, "Secret Songs" (Boy Soprano, Bass, Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Tenor 1, Tenor 2, Street Chorus, Celebrant, Chorus) 00:09:06

Total Playing Time: 01:44:04






Composer(s):
Bernstein, Leonard

Lyricist(s):
Bernstein, Leonard; Mass Text; Schwartz, Stephen

Conductor(s):
Alsop, Marin

Orchestra(s):
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Choir(s):
Morgan State University Choir; Peabody Children's Chorus

Artist(s):
Sykes, Jubilant; Wulfman, Asher Edward

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Choral - Sacred

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559622-23

Barcode: 636943962220

Boxset: 8.508018

Release Date: 08/2009

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