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A Year With Jesus / Gloria, Miserere, Stabat Mater, Magnificat, Requiem by Bach, Pergolesi, Mozart et al. / Véronique Gens, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Andrew Parrott, Riccardo Muti et al.

Audio Samples

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Gloria
>     in Excelsis Deo
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
>     Jauchzet, frohlocket
>     Bereite dich Zion
>Poulenc, Francis : Motets pour le temps de Noël
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen, cantata, BWV 123
>     Aria
>Holst, Gustav : Nunc Dimittis, for chorus, H. 127
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Clérambault, Louis-Nicolas : Domine ante te, motet for 2 voices and choir
>Hill, David : Annunciation, for chorus
>Chant, Gregorian : Hosanna filio David, antiphon in mode 7 (GR 137)
>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Premiere lecon de tenebres du jeudi saint, motet for soprano & continuo, H. 102 (Neuf lecons)
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater
>     dolorosa
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Easter Oratorio, BWV 249
>     Preis und Dank
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>     Hallelujah!
>Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel : The resurrection and Ascension of Jesus, Wq 240
>     Chorus
>Dunstable, John : Veni Sancte Spiritus, isorhythmic motet for 4 voices, MB 32
>Berlioz, Hector : Veni Creator, motet for 3 voices & chorus, H. 141
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat, BWV 243
>     Magnificat anima mea
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147
>     Jesu Bleibet meine Freunde
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Missa in honorem Sanctassimae Trinitatis, K. 167
>     Agnus Dei
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>MessiaenOlivier : La Transfiguration de notre Seigneur Jesus-Christ
>     Choral de la Sainte Montagne
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Sacred Pieces (4), for chorus & orchestra
>     Ave Maria
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem, K. 626
>     Lacrimosa
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
>     Pie Jesu

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Gloria
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
>Poulenc, Francis : Motets pour le temps de Noël
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen, cantata, BWV 123
>Holst, Gustav : Nunc Dimittis, for chorus, H. 127
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Clérambault, Louis-Nicolas : Domine ante te, motet for 2 voices and choir
>Hill, David : Annunciation, for chorus
>Chant, Gregorian : Hosanna filio David, antiphon in mode 7 (GR 137)
>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Premiere lecon de tenebres du jeudi saint, motet for soprano & continuo, H. 102 (Neuf lecons)
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Easter Oratorio, BWV 249
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel : The resurrection and Ascension of Jesus, Wq 240
>Dunstable, John : Veni Sancte Spiritus, isorhythmic motet for 4 voices, MB 32
>Berlioz, Hector : Veni Creator, motet for 3 voices & chorus, H. 141
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat, BWV 243
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Missa in honorem Sanctassimae Trinitatis, K. 167
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>MessiaenOlivier : La Transfiguration de notre Seigneur Jesus-Christ
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Sacred Pieces (4), for chorus & orchestra
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem, K. 626
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

From Easter Sunday to All Saints' Day, A Year with Jesus is the ultimate collection of sacred music to help celebrate the Christian holidays. This 2-CD album sets the most popular and best loved classical sacred music to all the major Christian holidays throughout the liturgical year. Drawn from the rich catalogs of EMI & Virgin Classics, this unique set is both attractive in musical depth and price.

The sacred works fond on A Year with Jesus include: Allegri's dramatic Miserere, which composed during the reign o Pope Urban VIII. The piece was used in the Sistine Chapel during matins as part o the exclusive Tenebrae service on Wednesday and Friday of the Holy Week. Bach's Christmas Oratorio was intended or performance in church during the Christmas season. The oratorio is in six parts, each part being intended or performance on one of the major feast days of the Christmas period. Stabat Mater, widely send during Good Friday Service, is a sorrowful hymn that many composers have written settings of including Pergelesi.

All of these popular scared works are performed including Andrew Parrott, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Veronique Gens, Riccardo Muti, Nancy Argenta and Stephen Cleobury among others.

From Easter Sunday to All Saints' Day, A Year with Jesus is the ultimate collection of sacred music to help celebrate the Christian holidays. This 2-CD album sets the most popular and best loved classical sacred music to all the major Christian holidays throughout the liturgical year. Drawn from the rich catalogs of EMI & Virgin Classics, this unique set is both attractive in musical depth and price. The sacred works found on A Year with Jesus include: Allergri's dramatic Miserere, which composed during the reign of Pope Urban VIII. The piece was used in the Sistine Chapel during matins as part of the exclusive Tenebrae service on Wednesday and Friday of Holy Week. Bach's Christmas Oratorio was intended for performance in church during the Christmas season. The oratorio is in six parts, each part being intended for performance on one of the major feast days of the Christmas period. Stabat Mater, widely used during Good Friday service, is a sorrowful hymn that many composers have written settings of including Pergolesi. All of these popular scared works are performed by world-class performers including Andrew Parrott, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Véronique Gens, Riccardo Muti, Nancy Argenta and Stephen Cleobury among others.



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Works Details

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Gloria :: in Excelsis Deo
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1715

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 :: Jauchzet, frohlocket
  • Performer: Michael Chance (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
  • Running Time: 7 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 :: Bereite dich Zion
  • Performer: Michael Chance (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Poulenc, Francis : Motets pour le temps de Noël
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen (Choir)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1952

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen, cantata, BWV 123 :: Aria
  • Performers: Jacques Neilz (Cello); Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Robert Veyron-Lacroix (Harpsichord); Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 01/06/1725

>Holst, Gustav : Nunc Dimittis, for chorus, H. 127
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 13 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 16th Century

>Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (Composer) (1676 - 1749) : Domine ante te, motet for 2 voices and choir
  • Conductor: Emmanuel Mandrin
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Hill, David : Annunciation, for chorus
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Chant, Gregorian : Hosanna filio David, antiphon in mode 7 (GR 137)
  • Conductor: Francisco Lara
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Première leçon de ténèbres du jeudi saint, motet for soprano & continuo, H. 102 (Neuf leçons)
  • Performers: Peter Harvey (Bass Baritone); Gérard Lesne (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 10 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1680

>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater :: dolorosa
  • Performers: Véronique Gens (Soprano); Gérard Lesne (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736-1736

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Easter Oratorio, BWV 249 :: Preis und Dank
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1743-1746

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah!
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel : The resurrection and Ascension of Jesus, Wq 240 :: Chorus
  • Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1774-1780

>Dunstable, John : Veni Sancte Spiritus, isorhythmic motet for 4 voices, MB 32
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble
  • Running Time: 6 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1410-1453

>Berlioz, Hector : Veni Creator, motet for 3 voices & chorus, H. 141
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1861-1868

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat, BWV 243 :: Magnificat anima mea
  • Conductor: Sigiswald Kuijken
  • Ensemble: La Petite Bande
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 06/1733

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 :: Jesu Bleibet meine Freunde
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Missa in honorem Sanctassimae Trinitatis, K. 167 :: Agnus Dei
  • Conductor: Peter Neumann
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1773

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Ensemble: Brunel Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>MessiaenOlivier : La Transfiguration de notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ :: Choral de la Sainte Montagne
  • Conductor: Serge Baudo
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1965-1969

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Sacred Pieces (4), for chorus & orchestra :: Ave Maria
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1889-1897

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem, K. 626 :: Lacrimosa
  • Conductor: Michel Corboz
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Vocal et Instrumental de Lausanne
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Requiem, Op. 48 :: Pie Jesu
  • Performer: Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900