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    Eva Holm Foosnæs: Tre sanger til skogen, Vé no velkomne med æra
    Odd Johan Overøye: Knølkvalen, Steinbiten, Breiflabben
    Øyvind Johan Eiksund: Voggesang for ein bytting
    Martin Eikeset Koren: Tre reiskapar
    Geir Døhlie Gjerdsjø: Lev vår draum

    Kammerkoret Aurum
    Eva Holm Foosnæs (conductor)

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    Mateo Flecha El Viejo:

    Ensaladas

    La Stagione Armonica
    Concerto di Viole "L'Amoroso"
    Sergio Balestracci

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    Death & Devotion

    Matthias Weckmann (1616-1674): Wie liegt die Stadt so Wste
    Franz Tunder (1614-1667): An Wasserflen Babylon; O Jesu dulcissime; Ach Herr, la deine lieben Engelein
    Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707): O Gottes Stadt BuxWV 87; Wo ist doch mein Freund geblieben? BuxWV 111; Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe BuxWV 38
    Christian Ritter (1645-1725): O amantissime sponse Jesu

    Johannette Zomer
    Peter Harvey
    The Netherlands Bach Society
    Jos van Veldhoven (conductor)

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    Joseph Haydn:

    Mass in B major Hob. XXII:14 "Harmoniemesse"
    Symphony No. 88 in G major Hob. I:88
    Sinfonia in D major Hob. Ia:7

    Malin Hartelius (soprano)
    Judith Schmid (alto)
    Christian Elsner (tenor)
    Franz-Josef Selig (bass)
    Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
    Mariss Jansons (conductor)

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    Thomas Tallis:

    Discomfort them O Lord
    I call and cry to thee O Lord
    Missa Salve intemerata
    Salve intemerata
    Spem in alium
    With all our heart

    Oxford Camerata
    Jeremy Summerly (conductor)

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    Two recordings of Mozart's Mass in C minor:

    • Gardiner w/Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, from 1986.
    • Herreweghe w/Orchestre des Champs-Élysées & Collegium Vocale, a recording from 1996 I believe.



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    Wow, what a nice discovery. First time hearing Duruflé's Requiem.

    John Butt (organ), Timothy Hugh (cello), Stephen Roberts (bass-baritone), Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
    Choir of King's College Cambridge w/Philip Ledger

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    Handel's mighty oratorio

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    This collection of Bach's 4 part harmonizations of chorale melodies is sublime. I've listened to it nearly every day since I've found it. Each one is a microcosm of Bach's genius. Perfect treasures. Especially for busy times. Only 30 to 60 seconds each, and you've just heard a full, completely satisfying Bach composition. Some of these (e.g. Als Der Gutige Gott, Ach Bleib Bei Uns Herr Jesu Christ) are true masterpieces. They never cease to amaze me, Bach needs no time or development to fully capture the poetry and beauty of the words. In addition to Bach's genius, the recording itself sounds phenomenal, with tasteful orchestration fit for the compositions.

    I've also been listening to Schubert's Mass No 6 in E-flat D 950. Colossal work, one of the greatest masses ever composed.
    Last edited by SchubertDidKetamine; Feb-08-2020 at 19:54. Reason: Addition

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    Quote Originally Posted by SchubertDidKetamine View Post


    This collection of Bach's 4 part harmonizations of chorale melodies is sublime. I've listened to it nearly every day since I've found it. Each one is a microcosm of Bach's genius. Perfect treasures. Especially for busy times. Only 30 to 60 seconds each, and you've just heard a full, completely satisfying Bach composition. Some of these (e.g. Als Der Gutige Gott, Ach Bleib Bei Uns Herr Jesu Christ) are true masterpieces. They never cease to amaze me, Bach needs no time or development to fully capture the poetry and beauty of the words. In addition to Bach's genius, the recording itself sounds phenomenal, with tasteful orchestration fit for the compositions.

    I've also been listening to Schubert's Mass No 6 in E-flat D 950. Colossal work, one of the greatest masses ever composed.
    You've just put me on. I love Schubert and Bach, but I don't know either of these areas of the masters' work. It appears the Bach Chorales you've posted is not available on CD outside of the Bach 333 box, so I'll probably have to find another recording. Is there a recording you like of that Schubert E-flat Mass? I didn't realize he'd written a mass so late in his life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flamencosketches View Post
    You've just put me on. I love Schubert and Bach, but I don't know either of these areas of the masters' work. It appears the Bach Chorales you've posted is not available on CD outside of the Bach 333 box, so I'll probably have to find another recording. Is there a recording you like of that Schubert E-flat Mass? I didn't realize he'd written a mass so late in his life.
    I view the E Flat Mass as the choral music equivalent of his 9th Symphony, 21st Sonata, Winterreise, 15th Quartet, and String Quintet- a big, genre-expanding work which he poured all his creative energies into. I'll let the original poster respond, but I'll chime in to say that there is a really good recording of it by Claudio Abbado (normally lukewarm on him, but he was quite good as a choral conductor). For a complete set of the masses, you'll probably find the most highly recommended one is by Wolfgang Sawallisch.

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    Yes, sadly this CD is not available outside the box set, but I implore that it is worth it to simply stream it on digital. I really genuinely have not heard any recording similar to it or that reaches the same heights of affect, and it is simply not worth it to miss out on these treasures. I'll directly link to some of my favorites:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ3qj3y46CQ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_esK7uysEsE (Originally a 3 part choral setting by Pachelbel, made 4 parts by Bach)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drr_RC2LpQ0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__E2EgXVADk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6r5SufobcQ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StHfsJ1BlBw
    These are only a handful from volume 1! They can seem endless at times, and exploring their variety is part of the wonder of them. Thankfully, they all exist on youtube.
    It thrills me to share these with you, they are truly some of my favorite works. Even just listening to them now as I was collecting the links was such a pleasure. Only Bach can put me beside myself in 30 seconds! They are sadly neglected and under-recorded.

    For the Schubert Mass I love to watch this performance, mainly because you get to watch Sylvain Cambreling progressively get more and more sweaty and passionate as the performance goes on. It also features a young Jonas Kaufmann:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft27FAG66uo
    I never thought of Schubert as a great composer of masses. In fact, I was unaware of his late masses; I only discovered this piece when I heard the opening bars of the Kyrie as background music in a video, and spent days tracking it down because I simply had to hear the full composition. It's quite a unique Mass, and Schubert takes great liberties with the text, making additions and subtractions to suit his goals. This convinced me that he was not only competent in the genre, but one of the greatest.
    The only recording I personally own is that of the Berlin Philharmoniker, and I quite like it. Though, as I've just discovered the piece myself, I'm sure there is a much better recording out there! I'd love recommendations.

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    I've only just heard all of his masses for the first time within the past month or so (I heard 6 first, then listened in order). I couldn't agree more, this composition most certainly belongs with the others you've listed as a truly progressive work. His masses are in fact his compositions with which I am the least familiar, so I am currently trying to find a favorite recording. I will listen to the two you've recommended as soon as possible.

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    If I may, I agree with Allegro con Brio's picks for Abbado & Sawallisch in this repertory, however, I should point out that there are actually two surveys by Sawallisch of Schubert's choral music, as this music was one of his special interests (along with every note that Richard Strauss composed!): The first survey was made in Dresden for Philips (of Schubert's two "great" masses, nos. 5 & 6--on two LPs), which is analogue and served as my introduction to his E flat mass, D. 950. While the second series was a more comprehensive Schubert choral survey that Sawallisch made with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra for EMI, which was for the most part digitally recorded, if memory serves. I tend to like Sawallisch's earlier Dresden recordings best myself, but then I'm a huge fan of the Staatskapelle Dresden from that period, which I think was the best orchestra in the world at that time. Nevertheless, the Bavarian orchestra is first rate, too, and as noted, the 2nd survey is a lot more comprehensive, on 7 CDs (versus 2 CDs).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyheAST_Woc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rqUft-Qd5I
    https://www.amazon.com/Schubert-Grea...61WZGQ5RE13HYK
    https://www.amazon.com/Schubert-Grea...s=music&sr=1-2

    EMI box set, with the Bavarian RSO:
    7 CDs: https://www.amazon.com/Schubert-Sacr.../dp/B0002RUAF6
    11 CDs (this 'discount' box set includes more than just Sawallisch's survey): https://www.amazon.com/Schubert-Sacr...B1MF37B6BMXP7T
    & here is a 2 CD collection of selected masses from the Bavarian survey: https://www.amazon.com/3-Masses-Tant...c&sr=1-2-fkmr2

    But I'm listening to & watching the Cambreling recording right now, & it sounds excellent, as well, and maybe a bit more period informed.

    Speaking of which, the period conductor Bruno Weil has also recorded a remarkable Schubert mass series with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment on Sony. Weil excels at Schubert! (both the symphonies & masses), and provides an important & very necessary HIP contrast to Sawallisch's more 'old school' approach. In a fire, I might even grab Weil's box set first, as much as I love the Staatskapelle Dresden...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSW6...EC8A75A626D009
    https://www.amazon.com/Schubert-Mass...AFPY1RV5GCWE9R
    https://www.amazon.com/Schubert-Mass...82F85P158T2RVP

    I'd strongly recommend drawing up a list of "Late" Schubert--comprised of every piece of music that Schubert composed in the high D. 800s and D. 900s, and going through it one by one chronologically. Everything is listed in order of composition on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...Franz_Schubert. I think you'll find it makes for a wonderful listening project, as everything that Schubert composed towards the end of his life was very, very special. Although it is strange to be calling this music "late" considering that poor Schubert died at aged 31.
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    Ensaladas are not properly sacred music. They were musical compositions due to court entertainment.

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