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Vanishing Nordic Choral

> Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, BWV 99 (Sung in Danish) - Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, BWV 99 (Sung in Danish)
> Hvorledes skal jeg mode (Wie soll ich dich empfangen) - Hvorledes skal jeg mode (Wie soll ich dich empfangen)
> Lovsjung Krist (Psallite) - Lovsjung Krist (Psallite)
> Lover den Herer (Lobe den Herren, den machtigen Konig der Ehren), BWV 137 - Lover den Herer (Lobe den Herren, den machtigen Konig der Ehren), BWV 137
> Mitt hjerte alltid vanker (My Heart Always Wanders) (arr. P. Spray) - Mitt hjerte alltid vanker (My Heart Always Wanders) (arr. P. Spray)
> Album for Male Voices, Op. 30: No. 10. Den store, hvide flok (A Great White Host) (arr. Spray) - Album for Male Voices, Op. 30: No. 10. Den store, hvide flok (A Great White Host) (arr. Spray)
> Der mange skal komme (Many Shall Come) (arr. P. Spray) - Der mange skal komme (Many Shall Come) (arr. P. Spray)
> Fran Gud vill jag ej vika (Von Gott will ich nicht lassen) - Fran Gud vill jag ej vika (Von Gott will ich nicht lassen)
> Pa dig jag hoppas (In dich hab'ich gehoffet, Herr, SSWV 208) - Pa dig jag hoppas (In dich hab'ich gehoffet, Herr, SSWV 208)
> O Jesus sa sot, O Jesus sa mild (O Jesulein suss, o Jesulein mild), BWV 493 - O Jesus sa sot, O Jesus sa mild (O Jesulein suss, o Jesulein mild), BWV 493
> Forlen os freden, Herre, nu (Verleih' uns Frieden gnadiglich) - Forlen os freden, Herre, nu (Verleih' uns Frieden gnadiglich)
> Min sjal, lat Gud i allt fa rada (Wer nun den lieben Gott lasst walten), BWV 691 (arr. P. Spray) - Min sjal, lat Gud i allt fa rada (Wer nun den lieben Gott lasst walten), BWV 691 (arr. P. Spray)
> 5 Digte (5 Songs), Op. 4, FS 12 (Sung in Norwegian) - 5 Digte (5 Songs), Op. 4, FS 12: No. 5. Har dagen sanket al sin sorg
> Sand, Herre, dina anglar ut (Herzlich lieb) - Sand, Herre, dina anglar ut (Herzlich lieb)
> 29 Small Preludes, Op. 51, FS 136: No. 6. — - Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1 (Sung in Swedish) - 29 Small Preludes, Op. 51, FS 136: No. 6. — - Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1 (Sung in Swedish)
> 2 Preludes, FS 137: No. 2. — - Hymns and Sacred Songs, FS 83: No. 12. Der er en Vej (There Is a Path) - 2 Preludes, FS 137: No. 2. — - Hymns and Sacred Songs, FS 83: No. 12. Der er en Vej (There Is a Path)
> Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BuxWV 184 - Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BuxWV 184
> 29 Small Preludes, Op. 51, FS 136: No. 23. — - Vor gud han er sa fast en borg? - 29 Small Preludes, Op. 51, FS 136: No. 23. — - Vor gud han er sa fast en borg?
> Improvisation on C. Nielsen's 29 Small Preludes, Op. 51, FS 136: No. 23. — - Ein feste Burg - Improvisation on C. Nielsen's 29 Small Preludes, Op. 51, FS 136: No. 23. — - Ein feste Burg
> Fried- und Freudenreiche Hinfahrt, BuxWV 76 - Fried- und Freudenreiche Hinfahrt, BuxWV 76: V. Klag-Lied

Album Summary

>Pachelbel, Johann : Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, sacred concerto for 4-part chorus, 2 violins, 2 violas, bassoon & c
>Crüger, Johannes : Wie soll ich Dich empfangen
>Praetorious, Michael : Psallite unigenito
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 137, "Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren" BWV 137
>Traditional, Christmas : Mitt hjerte alltid vanker (My Heart Doth Always Wander) (Norwegian)
>Grieg, Edvard : Den store, hvide flok (The Great, White Host), folk song for baritone & male chorus, Op. 30/10
>Anonymous, Swedish : Der mange skal komme (Many Shall Come), hymn
>Anonymous, Swedish : Fran Gud vill jag ej vika (From God I Will Not Go), hymn (after Eustache du Caurroy) (a.k.a. "Fran G
>Schein, Johann H. : In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr, hymn for 4 voices (& continuo) (Cantional...)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : O Jesulein süss, O Jesulein mild, BWV 493
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Verleih uns Frieden
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 93, "Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten," BWV 93
>Anonymous, Danish : Denne er dagen, som Herren har gjort (This is the Day the Lord Has Made), hymn (attrib. Carl Nielsen
>Hassler, Hans Leo : Hertzlich lieb hab ich dich
>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott, BuxWV 184
>Karosi, Balint : Improvisation for organ on Nielsen's Prelude no 23 and Pederson's "Ein feste Burg"
>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Fried- und Freudenreiche Hinfarth, BuxWV 76
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Musik Ekklesia is a baroque period-instrument ensemble based in Indianapolis that draws leading players from around the United States and abroad. In this recording, old instruments are used not solely for historical recreation, but for their unique, timeless timbre and appropriateness to the folk-like character of some of the musical material. This album is sure to delight classical and early music lovers, as well as light the fire and spirit of the far north in the listeners.

Gramophone
This is a disc with intriguing slants on music that we may know from elsewhere and in other manifestations...

American Record Guide
Instrumentalists, choir, and soloists perform impeccably, with considerable skill, period zest, and palpable sacred spirit. Sound quality is beyond reproach, and we get solid, informative booklet notes and complete texts.

Notes & Reviews:

Includes prelude no. 23 (nielsen) / vor gud han er så fast by various composers.

Includes prelude no. 6 (nielsen) / var hälsad, sköna morgon by various composers.

Includes work(s) by Carl Nielsen (Composer).



Reviews

Vanishing? Hardly!
The Vanishing Nordic Chorale is a fascinating and instructive compilation imaginatively assembled and beautifully realized. Musik Ekklesia is a Baroque period informed ensemble of approximately 21 players based in Indianapolis. For this project they are joined by a complement of about 15 singers. The program, devised by music director and executive producer, Philip Spray is a unique snapshot of the Lutheran chorale, its preeminence in northern European music history as well as its ubiquity as thematic grist for composers as far afield as Bach and Nielsen. If you think such a concentrated dose of strophic tethered writing may sound monotonous, think again. This collection is anything but. All manner of vocal and instrumental permutations are employed to great effect, insuring sustained interest throughout the duration of this 61 minute program. The stylish performances are of the highest order. The end result is stirring. The recorded sound is first rate as are the extensive annotations. A topnotch production in all respects.
Submitted on 05/09/11 by conway 
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>Pachelbel, Johann : Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, sacred concerto for 4-part chorus, 2 violins, 2 violas, bassoon & c
  • Performers: Abigail Haynes (Alto); Gabriel Crouch (Baritone); Mitzi Westra (Alto); Aaron Cain (Alto); Daniel Blosser (Alto); Lindsey Adams (Alto)
  • Conductor: Philip Spray
  • Ensemble: Musik Ekklesia
  • Notes: Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (08/18/2009-08/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 04/1706

>Johannes Crüger (1598 - 1662) : Wie soll ich Dich empfangen
  • Performer: Mitzi Westra (Alto)
  • Conductor: Philip Spray
  • Ensemble: Musik Ekklesia
  • Notes: Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (08/18/2009-08/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Praetorious, Michael : Psallite unigenito
  • Performers: Abigail Haynes (Alto); Gabriel Crouch (Baritone); Mitzi Westra (Alto); Daniel Blosser (Alto)
  • Conductor: Philip Spray
  • Ensemble: Musik Ekklesia
  • Notes: Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (08/18/2009-08/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 137, "Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren" BWV 137
  • Performers: Joanna Blendulf (Cello); Thomas Gerber (Organ); Lindsey Adams (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Spray
  • Notes: Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (08/18/2009-08/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 08/19/1725

>Traditional, Christmas : Mitt hjerte alltid vanker (My Heart Doth Always Wander) (Norwegian)
  • Performer: Abigail Haynes
  • Conductor: Philip Spray
  • Ensemble: Musik Ekklesia
  • Notes: Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (08/18/2009-08/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.

>Grieg, Edvard : Den store, hvide flok (The Great, White Host), folk song for baritone & male chorus, Op. 30/10
  • Performer: Gabriel Crouch (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Philip Spray
  • Ensemble: Musik Ekklesia
  • Notes: Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (08/18/2009-08/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1877-1878

>Anonymous, Swedish : Der mange skal komme (Many Shall Come), hymn
  • Performers: Abigail Haynes (Alto); Gabriel Crouch (Baritone); Mitzi Westra (Alto); Daniel Blosser (Alto)
  • Conductor: Philip Spray
  • Ensemble: Musik Ekklesia
  • Notes: Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (08/18/2009-08/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Form: Choral

>Anonymous, Swedish : Från Gud vill jag ej vika (From God I Will Not Go), hymn (after Eustache du Caurroy) (a.k.a. "Från G
  • Performers: Abigail Haynes (Baritone); Gabriel Crouch (Baritone); Aaron Cain (Baritone); Daniel Blosser (Baritone); Lindsey Adams (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Philip Spray
  • Ensemble: Musik Ekklesia
  • Notes: Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (08/18/2009-08/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Form: Choral

>Schein, Johann H. : In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr, hymn for 4 voices (& continuo) (Cantional...)
  • Performers: Gabriel Crouch (Baritone); Aaron Cain (Organ); Thomas Gerber (Organ); Daniel Blosser (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Spray
  • Notes: Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (08/18/2009-08/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : O Jesulein süss, O Jesulein mild, BWV 493
  • Performers: David Walker (Lute); Abigail Haynes (Organ); Thomas Gerber (Organ)
  • Conductor: Philip Spray
  • Notes: Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (08/18/2009-08/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Verleih uns Frieden
  • Performers: Abigail Haynes (Alto); Gabriel Crouch (Baritone); Mitzi Westra (Alto); Aaron Cain (Alto); Daniel Blosser (Alto); Lindsey Adams (Alto)
  • Conductor: Philip Spray
  • Ensemble: Musik Ekklesia
  • Notes: Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (08/18/2009-08/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 02/10/1831

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 93, "Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten," BWV 93
  • Performers: Gabriel Crouch (Baritone); Aaron Cain (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Philip Spray
  • Ensemble: Musik Ekklesia
  • Notes: Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (08/18/2009-08/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 01/28/1725

>Anonymous, Danish : Denne er dagen, som Herren har gjort (This is the Day the Lord Has Made), hymn (attrib. Carl Nielsen
  • Performers: Abigail Haynes (Baritone); Gabriel Crouch (Baritone); Daniel Blosser (Baritone); Lindsey Adams (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Philip Spray
  • Ensemble: Musik Ekklesia
  • Notes: Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (08/18/2009-08/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral

>Hassler, Hans Leo : Hertzlich lieb hab ich dich
  • Performers: Abigail Haynes (Baritone); Gabriel Crouch (Baritone); Aaron Cain (Baritone); Daniel Blosser (Baritone); Lindsey Adams (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Philip Spray
  • Ensemble: Musik Ekklesia
  • Notes: Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (08/18/2009-08/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1607

>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott, BuxWV 184
  • Performer: Balint Karosi (Organ)
  • Notes: The First Lutheran Church of Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (11/02/2010-11/03/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1690

>Bálint Karosi : Improvisation for organ on Nielsen's Prelude no 23 and Pederson's "Ein feste Burg"
  • Performer: Balint Karosi (Organ)
  • Notes: The First Lutheran Church of Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (11/02/2010-11/03/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.

>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Fried- und Freudenreiche Hinfarth, BuxWV 76
  • Performer: Balint Karosi (Organ)
  • Notes: The First Lutheran Church of Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (11/02/2010-11/03/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1674