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Stille Nachtà Christmas Choir Music by Willaert, Stolzer, Senfl, Praetorius, Herzogenberg, Gruber et al. / RIAS Chamber Choir, Uwe Gronostay

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  1. Mirabile mysterium declaratur hodie $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Dies sanctificatus illuxit nobis $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Grates nunc omnes reddamus Domino Deo $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Et filius datus est nobis $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Musae Sionae: Enatus est Emanuel $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Psallite, unigenito - Singt und klingt $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Lobt Gott, ihr Christen alle gleich $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Newe Weihnacht Liedlein: Freut euch, ihr lieben Christen $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Florilegium Portense: Freut euch und jubiliert $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Gloria in excelsis Deo $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Florilegium Portense: Joseph, lieber Joseph mein $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Wie soll ich dich empfangen $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Preussische Festlieder: Übers Gebirg Maria geht $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Das Reis (Trotz Schnee und Eis blüht wo ein Reis) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Liturgische Gesänge für gemischten Chor a cappella, Op. 81: Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn $0.99 on iTunes
  16. In dulci jubilo $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Er ist da, Hallelujah $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Hier liegt das Kindlein auf Heu und auf Stroh $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Auf dem Heu das Kindlein $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Nacht überm Judaland $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Mit lieblichen Flöten $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Kommt, ihr Brüder $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Geboren im Stalle $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Macht euch auf, ihr Hirten alle $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Der du die Welt geschaffen hast $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Trittst du wieder vor die Nacht $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Steht auf und wacht, der Morgen lacht $0.99 on iTunes
  28. O oriens splendor lucis aeternae $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Lobet, ihr Knechte des Herrn $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Uns ist ein Kind geboren $0.99 on iTunes
  31. O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Maria durch ein Dornwald ging $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Die Nacht ist vorgedrungen $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht $0.99 on iTunes
Conductor Ensemble

Notes & Reviews:

The Christmas carols on this CD form a dramaturgical cycle, beginning with the mysterious night into which falls the light of God; there follow narrative and devotional songs as well as hymns of praise leading to the birth of Christ, then back into the night that also symbolically bears within itself the breaking of the new day. They form an arc extending from the music of the Renaissance and Baroque to romantic choral works, settings of lieder and compositions of the 20th century. For over forty years, Uwe Gronostay strongly influenced German and European choral culture as a conductor, pedagogue and organiser in equal measure in the professional choral scene, with the high-achievement ensembles amongst amateur choirs, in education at academies of music and in international networking. He would have turned 75 on 25 October 2014. To mark this occasion, audite is releasing the present CD with Christmas carols recorded by Gronostay for the RIAS Berlin during the 14 years of his period as artistic director of the RIAS Chamber Choir between 1972 and 1986. Alongside several well-known pieces, there are also lesser-known ones that will offer interested listeners a welcome expansion of the Christmas repertoire. At the same time, the CD documents Gronostay's view that all ambitious choral work should begin with the stylistic richness and sonic challenges of the a-cappella literature, progressively working from short forms to major works.


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