Discover - Choral Music

Album Summary

>Chant, Gregorian : Crux fidelis, inter omnes, hymn (GR 182)
>Desprez, Josquin : Ave Maria... virgo serena, motet for 4 parts
>Taverner, John [Composer] : Missa "Gloria Tibi Trinitas" for six voices
>Taverner, John [Composer] : Christe Jesu, pastor bone, antiphon for 5 voices (lacks tenor part)
>Tallis, Thomas : In manus tuas
>Byrd, William : Liber secundus sacrarum cantionum
>Palestrina, Giovanni : Missa "Aeterna Christi munera"
>Victoria, Tomas L. de : O magnum mysterium, motet for 4 voices
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Vespro della Beata Vergine
>Carissimi, Giacomo : Jonas
>Schütz, Heinrich : Die mit Tranen saen, motet for 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, bass & continuo, SWV 378 (Op. 11/10)
>Schütz, Heinrich : Die Geburt unsers Herren Jesu Christi, for chorus, instruments & continuo, SWV 435
>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Salve Regina a 3 choeurs, motet for for 3 choruses & continuo, H. 24
>Gibbons, Orlando : O God, the King of Glory, anthem for voices
>Weelkes, Thomas : Hosanna to the Son of David
>Purcell, Henry : O God, Thou hast cast us out, anthem for 2 sopranos, 2 altos, tenor, bass, 6-part chorus & organ, Z.
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 80, "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott," BWV 80 (BC A183)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
>Handel, George Frideric : Te Deum in D major, HWV 283 "Dettingen"
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare, HWV 17
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Mass in C minor, K 427 (417a) "Great"
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Mass in D minor, H 22 no 11 "Nelsonmesse"
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : The Creation, H 21 no 2
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Psaume 42
>Bruckner, Anton : Os justi meditabitur sapientiam, WAB 30
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
>Brahms, Johannes : German Requiem, Op. 45
>Berlioz, Hector : Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 8 in E flat major
>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Partsongs (8), Op. 119
>Poulenc, Francis : Gloria in G major
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Mass in G minor
>Britten, Benjamin : Saint Nicholas, cantata for tenor, treble, choruses & orchestra, Op. 42
>Britten, Benjamin : Antiphon, Op. 56b
>Pärt, Arvo : Cantate Domino
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Discover Choral Music surveys and explains the development of choral music from medieval plainchant to contemporary favorites like John Rutter and Arvo Part, via Renaissance motets, oratorios by Bach and Handel, and symphonies by Beethoven, Berlioz, and Mahler. Two and a half hours of music across two CDs.



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>Chant, Gregorian : Crux fidelis, inter omnes, hymn (GR 182)
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Desprez, Josquin : Ave Maria... virgo serena, motet for 4 parts
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1497

>Taverner, John [Composer] : Missa "Gloria Tibi Trinitas" for six voices :: Sanctus (extract)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Taverner, John [Composer] : Christe Jesu, pastor bone, antiphon for 5 voices (lacks tenor part)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1526

>Tallis, Thomas : In manus tuas
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1575

>Byrd, William : Liber secundus sacrarum cantionum
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1580

>Palestrina, Giovanni : Missa "Aeterna Christi munera" :: Agnus Dei
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1590

>Tomás Luis de Victoria (Composer) (circa 1548 - 1611) : O magnum mysterium, motet for 4 voices
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1572

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Vespro della Beata Vergine :: Laudate pueri Dominum
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1610

>Carissimi, Giacomo : Jonas :: Recitative. Et crediderunt Ninevitea..
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio

>Carissimi, Giacomo : Jonas :: Chorus of Ninevites. Peccavimus, Domin
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Die mit Tränen säen, motet for 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, bass & continuo, SWV 378 (Op. 11/10)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Helbich
  • Ensemble: I Febiarmonici (Baroque Orchestra)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Die Geburt unsers Herren Jesu Christi, for chorus, instruments & continuo, SWV 435 :: Die Weisen (The
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio

>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Salve Regina à 3 choeurs, motet for for 3 choruses & continuo, H. 24
  • Running Time: 6 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1677-1678

>Gibbons, Orlando : O God, the King of Glory, anthem for voices
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Weelkes, Thomas : Hosanna to the Son of David
  • Performer: Gary Cooper (Organ)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Purcell, Henry : O God, Thou hast cast us out, anthem for 2 sopranos, 2 altos, tenor, bass, 6-part chorus & organ, Z.
  • Performer: Laurence Cummings [Conductor/Harpsichord] (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1681

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 80, "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott," BWV 80 (BC A183) :: Chorus. Ein feste Burg ist unser
  • Conductor: Mátyás Antal
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1727-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 80, "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott," BWV 80 (BC A183) :: Chorale. Und wenn die Welt voll T
  • Conductor: Mátyás Antal
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1727-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 80, "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott," BWV 80 (BC A183) :: Chorale. Das Wort sie sollen lass
  • Conductor: Mátyás Antal
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1727-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 :: Evangelist. Da Jesus gebore
  • Conductor: Géza Oberfrank
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 :: Chorus. Wo ist der neugebor
  • Conductor: Géza Oberfrank
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 :: Dein Glanz all Finsteris ve
  • Conductor: Géza Oberfrank
  • Running Time: 1 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Handel, George Frideric : Te Deum in D major, HWV 283 "Dettingen" :: O Lord, in thee have I tru
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Helbich
  • Ensemble: Alsfeld Vocal Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1743

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare, HWV 17 :: Aria and Chorus
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Notes: Composition written: 1741.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Mass in C minor, K 427 (417a) "Great"
  • Conductor: Michael Halász
  • Notes: Composition written: 1783.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1783

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Mass in D minor, H 22 no 11 "Nelsonmesse" :: Benedictus
  • Conductor: Béla Drahos
  • Notes: Composition written: 1798.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1798

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Mass in D minor, H 22 no 11 "Nelsonmesse" :: Benedictus
  • Conductor: Béla Drahos
  • Notes: Composition written: 1798.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1798

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : The Creation, H 21 no 2 :: Aria and Chorus
  • Conductor: Andreas Spering
  • Notes: Composition written: 1798.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1798

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Psaume 42 :: Finale
  • Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 07/1837

>Bruckner, Anton : Os justi meditabitur sapientiam, WAB 30
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1879

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Requiem, Op. 48 :: In Paradisum
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Brahms, Johannes : German Requiem, Op. 45 :: 4. Wie
  • Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1857-1868

>Berlioz, Hector : Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17
  • Conductor: Yoav Talmi
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 09/1839

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 8 in E flat major :: Part 1. Hymnus
  • Performers: Wojciech Drabowicz (Baritone); Barbara Kubiak (Soprano); Timothy Bentch (Tenor); Piotr Nowacki (Bass)
  • Conductor: Antoni Wit
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1906-1907

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 8 in E flat major :: Part 1. Hymnus
  • Performers: Wojciech Drabowicz (Baritone); Barbara Kubiak (Soprano); Timothy Bentch (Tenor); Piotr Nowacki (Bass)
  • Conductor: Antoni Wit
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1906-1907

>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Partsongs (8), Op. 119
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Poulenc, Francis : Gloria in G major :: Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris
  • Conductor: Michel Piquemal
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1959-1960

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Mass in G minor :: Sanctus - Osanna I
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1920-1921

>Britten, Benjamin : Saint Nicholas, cantata for tenor, treble, choruses & orchestra, Op. 42 :: He Journeys to Palestine
  • Conductor: Steuart Bedford
  • Running Time: 7 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1948

>Britten, Benjamin : Antiphon, Op. 56b
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Cantate Domino
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1977-1996