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

Granados, Enrique

  Salve regina
11.   Play with flash player Salve regina 00:05:06

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

  Nigra sum (I am black)
12.   Play with flash player Nigra sum (I am black) 00:04:29

Morera, Enric
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  El Rossinyol
13.   Play with flash player El Rossinyol 00:01:32

Granados, Enrique

  Romanza
14.   Play with flash player Romanza 00:05:56

Morera, Enric
Bible, lyricist(s)

  Ave Maria
15.   Play with flash player Ave Maria 00:02:21

Granados, Enrique

  Escena religiosa
16.   Play with flash player Escena religiosa 00:04:32

Blancafort, Manuel
Traditional, lyricist(s)

  Cant d'amor
17.   Play with flash player Cant d'amor 00:02:45

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

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

Granados, Enrique

  Cant de les estrelles
20.   Play with flash player Cant de les estrelles 00:17:36

Total Playing Time: 01:00:40






Composer(s):
Blancafort, Manuel; Casals, Pablo; Granados, Enrique; Morera, Enric; Oltra, Manuel

Lyricist(s):
Bible; Bible - Old Testament; García Lorca, Federico; Traditional

Conductor(s):
Keene, Dennis

Choir(s):
Voices of Ascension Chorus

Artist(s):
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

Release Date: 06/2009

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