Morgenlicht - Sacred Songs and Chorales / Berlin Radio Chorus

Album Summary

>Anonymous, German : Morgenlicht leuchtet
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Aus meines Herzens Grunde, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 269 (BC F21)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude in G major, BWV 568
>Ruuth, Anders : Bewahre uns Gott, for chorus
>Anonymous, Austrian : Te Deum Laudamus ("Groáer Gott wir loben Dich"), for chorus
>Anonymous, German : Lobe den Herren, den Machtigen Konig
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude & Fugue in C major, BWV 846
>Berthier, Jacques : Laudate omnes gentes, for boys' chorus & organ
>Harder, August : Geh' aus mein Herz, for voice & keyboard
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227
>Steuerlein, Johann : Wie lieblich ist der Maien, for chorus
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Nun ruhen alle Walder, chorale prelude for organ, BWV 756 (BC K197)
>Fraysse, Claude : Ich lobe meinen Gott von ganzem Herzen, for chorus
>Luther, Martin : A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Ein feste Burg)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Nun danket alle Gott, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 386 (BC F148.1)
>Fietz, Siegfried : Von guten Machten, for chorus
>Schulz, Johann Abraham Peter : Der Mond ist aufgegangen
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>Schütz, Heinrich : Wohl denen, die ohne Wandel leben (Psalm 119
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

A brand new choral album that stands out in repertoire, performance and production.

A carefully-selected and researched hymns program, to appeal to a wide market, and spanning the sot and heavenly as well as powerful and uplifting.

In their first complete disc for DG, the peerless Rundfunkchor Berlin impressed with astonishing clarity and beauty.

Morgenlicht features the famous Morning Has Broken, arranged by John Rutter and sung in German.

Two new choral arrangements have been especially written For this CD: Bewahre uns Gott and Ich lobe meinen Gott.

The Rundfunkchor is accompanied by harpist Maria Todtenhaupt and organist Jorg Strodthoff under the baton of charismatic conductor, Simon Halsey.

A brand new choral album that stands out in repertoire, performance and production. A carefully-selected and researched hymns program, to appeal to a wide market, and spanning the soft and heavenly as well as powerful and uplifting. In their first complete disc for DG, the peerless Rundfunkchor Berlin impresses with astonishing clarity and beauty. Morgenlicht features the famous Morning Has Broken, arranged by John Rutter and sung in German. Two new choral arrangements have been especially written for this CD: Bewahre uns Gott and Ich lobe meinen Gott. The Rundfunkchor is accompanied by harpist Maria Todtenhaupt and organist Jörg Strodthoff under the baton of charismatic conductor, Simon Halsey.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Auenkirche, Berlin Wilmersdorf (Alemania) (11/2012).



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>Anonymous, German : Morgenlicht leuchtet
  • Performer: Maria Todtenhaupt (Harp)
  • Conductor: Simon Halsey
  • Ensemble: Berlin Radio Chorus
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Aus meines Herzens Grunde, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 269 (BC F21)
  • Conductor: Simon Halsey
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1751

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude in G major, BWV 568
  • Performer: Jörg Strodthoff (Organ)
  • Conductor: Simon Halsey
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1705

>Ruuth, Anders : Bewahre uns Gott, for chorus
  • Performer: Jörg Strodthoff (Organ)
  • Conductor: Simon Halsey
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1984

>Anonymous, Austrian : Te Deum Laudamus ("Groáer Gott wir loben Dich"), for chorus
  • Performer: Jörg Strodthoff (Organ)
  • Conductor: Simon Halsey
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Anonymous, German : Lobe den Herren, den Mächtigen König
  • Performer: Jörg Strodthoff (Organ)
  • Conductor: Simon Halsey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude & Fugue in C major, BWV 846 :: Präludium
  • Performer: Maria Todtenhaupt (Harp)
  • Conductor: Simon Halsey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Berthier, Jacques : Laudate omnes gentes, for boys' chorus & organ
  • Performer: Maria Todtenhaupt (Harp)
  • Conductor: Simon Halsey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Harder, August : Geh' aus mein Herz, for voice & keyboard
  • Performer: Jörg Strodthoff (Organ)
  • Conductor: Simon Halsey
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227
  • Performer: Jörg Strodthoff (Organ)
  • Conductor: Simon Halsey
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1735

>Steuerlein, Johann : Wie lieblich ist der Maien, for chorus
  • Performer: Jörg Strodthoff (Organ)
  • Conductor: Simon Halsey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1575

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Nun ruhen alle Wälder, chorale prelude for organ, BWV 756 (BC K197)
  • Performer: Jörg Strodthoff (Organ)
  • Conductor: Simon Halsey
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1700

>Fraysse, Claude : Ich lobe meinen Gott von ganzem Herzen, for chorus
  • Conductor: Simon Halsey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Luther, Martin : A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Ein feste Burg)
  • Performer: Jörg Strodthoff (Organ)
  • Conductor: Simon Halsey
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1529

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Nun danket alle Gott, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 386 (BC F148.1)
  • Performer: Jörg Strodthoff (Organ)
  • Conductor: Simon Halsey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1751

>Fietz, Siegfried : Von guten Mächten, for chorus
  • Performers: Jörg Strodthoff (Organ); Maria Todtenhaupt (Harp)
  • Conductor: Simon Halsey
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Schulz, Johann Abraham Peter : Der Mond ist aufgegangen
  • Performer: Maria Todtenhaupt (Harp)
  • Conductor: Simon Halsey
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
  • Performers: Jörg Strodthoff (Organ); Maria Todtenhaupt (Harp)
  • Conductor: Simon Halsey
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Wohl denen, die ohne Wandel leben (Psalm 119 :: Aleph & Beth), for double chorus & continuo (Der Schwa
  • Conductor: Simon Halsey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal