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POULENC, F.: Choral Music - Mass in G Major / 7 Chansons / Motets (Elora Festival Singers, Edison)


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POULENC, F.: Choral Music - Mass in G Major / 7 Chansons / Motets (Elora Festival Singers, Edison)

Brought up in the Roman Catholic faith, which he abandoned in 1917 following the death of his father, Poulenc returned to the Church in 1936 after the death of his close friend and fellow composer Pierre-Octave Ferroud. Together these events caused a spiritual crisis in Poulenc’s life which led to a series of important compositions for chorus. The powerful Mass in G major, dedicated to the memory of his father, is notable for its daring use of tonality, though the playfulness of Poulenc’s ‘Les Six’ period is not absent. In the Sept Chansons, set to surrealist texts, and in the two sets of Motets—both very personal and penitential—Poulenc generates a huge range of emotion.

Poulenc, Francis
Apollinaire, Guillaume / √Čluard, Paul, lyricist(s)

  7 Chansons, FP 81
1.   No. 1. La blanche neige (The White Snow) 00:01:24
2.   No. 2. A peine defiguree (Barely Disfigured) 00:01:23
3.   No. 3. Par une nuit nouvelle (Through a New Night) 00:01:33
4.   No. 4. Tous les droits (All the Rights) 00:02:32
5.   No. 5. Belle et ressemblante (Beautiful and Resembling) 00:01:46
6.   No. 6. Marie (Marie) 00:02:10
7.   No. 7. Luire (To Dawn) 00:01:51

Poulenc, Francis
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Mass in G Major, FP 89
8.   Kyrie 00:03:30
9.   Gloria 00:03:51
10.   Sanctus 00:02:42
11.   Benedictus 00:03:22
12.   Agnus Dei 00:03:49

Poulenc, Francis

  4 Motets pour un Temps de Penitence, FP 97
13.   No. 1. Timor et tremor venerunt super me 00:02:52
14.   No. 2. Vinea mea electa 00:03:44
15.   No. 3. Tenebrae factae sunt 00:03:39
16.   No. 4. Tristis est anima mea 00:02:57
  4 Motets pour le Temps de Noel, FP 152
17.   No. 1. O magnum mysterium 00:03:05
18.   No. 2. Quem vidistis pastores dicite 00:03:00
19.   No. 3. Videntes stellam 00:02:54
20.   No. 4. Hodie Christus natus est 00:02:09

Total Playing Time: 00:54:13

Poulenc, Francis

Apollinaire, Guillaume; √Čluard, Paul; Mass Text

Edison, Noel

Elora Singers, The

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572978

Barcode: 747313297870

Physical Release: 03/2015

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