Notes & Reviews:
This stirring new CD sets Gregorian, Ambrosian chant and two episodes from the life of St. Agnes, creating a musical memorial to female victims of violence and abuse, raising a plea for freedom, respect and peace to be established in today's world. Poems and texts by Lieberman and Link, read in English, punctuate the chants, and there are moving accounts by women raped in Central Africa and girls forced to enter homes for single mothers and give up their children.
American Record Guide, November/December 2012
It is a moving program. The chants are sung by male chorus in the familiar Solesmes method, using an even tone with little dynamic, pitch, or rhythmic variation. Notes and texts are in English.
Recording information: Protestant Christian Church, Voorst, The Netherlands (2011-05-17&2011-05-24&2011-).
ReviewsThere are currently no reviews, be the first one!
All Shall Be Well - works by Panufnik, Holst, Rachmaninov, Tavener, Gorecki, Villette, Nystedt / Richard May, cello
Tveitt: A Hundred Hardanger Tunes Suites / Engeset, et al
A Song of Farewell: Music of Mourning & Consolation / Gabrieli Consort
Respighi: Complete Orchestral Works Vol. 1 / Roman Festivals; Roman Fountains; Pines of Rome
Paganini: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 / Amati Ensemble String Quartet
The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, Vol. 1 / Bull, Farnaby, Peerson, Byrd, Belder et al. / Pieter-Jan Belder, harpsichords
Bernardo Pasquini: Passion Cantatas / Sharon Rostorf-Zamir, Furio Zanasi
J.S. Bach: Transcriptions for orchestra by Respighi and Elgar / Seattle SO
Jonathan Dove: The Passing of the Year / Convivium Singers
Works DetailsJanssen, Jacques : The Martyred Virgins, for soloists, recitation & vocal ensemble
- Performers: Jacques Janssen; Piet Ronnes (Voice); Arno Theune (Voice)
- Conductor: Stan Hollaardt
- Ensemble: Schola Cantorum Karolus Magnus
- Notes: Protestant Christian Church, Voorst, The Netherlands (2011-05-17&2011-05-24&2011-)
- Running Time: 67 min. 37 sec.
- Period Time: Contemporary