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Poulenc: Mass in G major; Sept Chansons; Motets / Elora Festival Singers; Noel Edison

Audio Samples

  1. Poulenc — 7 Chansons, FP 81: No. 1, La blanche neige $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Poulenc — 7 Chansons, FP 81: No. 2, A peine défigurée $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Poulenc — 7 Chansons, FP 81: No. 3, Par une nuit nouvelle $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Poulenc — 7 Chansons, FP 81: No. 4, Tous les droits $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Poulenc — 7 Chansons, FP 81: No. 5, Belle et ressemblante $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Poulenc — 7 Chansons, FP 81: No. 6, Marie $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Poulenc — 7 Chansons, FP 81: No. 7, Luire $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Poulenc — Mass in G Major, FP 89: Kyrie $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Poulenc — Mass in G Major, FP 89: Gloria $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Poulenc — Mass in G Major, FP 89: Sanctus $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Poulenc — Mass in G Major, FP 89: Benedictus $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Poulenc — Mass in G Major, FP 89: Agnus Dei $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Poulenc — 4 Motets pour un temps de pénitence, FP 97: No. 1, Timor et tremor $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Poulenc — 4 Motets pour un temps de pénitence, FP 97: No. 2, Vinea mea electa $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Poulenc — 4 Motets pour un temps de pénitence, FP 97: No. 3, Tenebræ factæ sunt $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Poulenc — 4 Motets pour un temps de pénitence, FP 97: No. 4, Tristis est anima mea $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Poulenc — 4 Motets pour le temps de Noël, FP 152: No. 1, O magnum mysterium $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Poulenc — 4 Motets pour le temps de Noël, FP 152: No. 2, Quem vidistis pastores dicite $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Poulenc — 4 Motets pour le temps de Noël, FP 152: No. 3, Videntes stellam $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Poulenc — 4 Motets pour le temps de Noël, FP 152: No. 4, Hodie Christus natus est $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Poulenc, Francis : Sept chansons, for chorus, FP 81
>Poulenc, Francis : Mass in G
>Poulenc, Francis : Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence, for chorus, FP 97
>Poulenc, Francis : Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël, for chorus, FP 152
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Brought up in the Roman Catholic faith, which he abandoned in 1917 following the death of his father, Poulenc returned to the Church in 1936 after the death of his close friend and fellow composer Pierre-Octave Ferroud. Together these events caused a spiritual crisis in Poulenc's life which led to a series of important compositions for chorus. The powerful Mass in G major, dedicated to the memory of his father, is notable for its daring use of tonality, though the playfulness of Poulenc's 'Les Six' period is not absent. In the Sept Chansons, set to surrealist texts, and in the two sets of Motets - both very personal and penitential - Poulenc generates a huge range of emotion.


Works:

Sept chansons, for chorus, FP 81 by Francis Poulenc
Conductor: Noel Edison
Period: Modern
Written: 1936
Venue: St John’s Church, Elora, Ontario, Canada
Length: 11 Minutes 16 Secs.

Mass in G major by Francis Poulenc
Conductor: Noel Edison
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1937; France
Venue: St John’s Church, Elora, Ontario, Canada
Length: 16 Minutes 33 Secs.

Motets (4) pour un temps de pénitence by Francis Poulenc
Conductor: Noel Edison
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938-1939; France
Venue: St John’s Church, Elora, Ontario, Canada
Length: 12 Minutes 30 Secs.

Motets (4) pour le temps de Noël by Francis Poulenc
Conductor: Noel Edison
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1951-1952; France
Venue: St John’s Church, Elora, Ontario, Canada
Length: 10 Minutes 20 Secs.



The Observer, 5th April 2015
The Elora Festival Singers, one of the few professional church choirs in Canada, cope expertly under the direction of Noel Edison, a key figure there in choral music. Standards are high and, with the Motets for Christmas and Easter, as well as the Sept Chansons, this is well worth the budget price.

American Record Guide, September/October 2015

American Record Guide, September/October 2015
The Elora ensemble is one of Canada's best professional choirs, and when you hear their Poulenc you won't have any trouble figuring out why. Their sound is rich and clear, and they are engaged emotionally from start to finish. This one is especially good. 'O Magnum Mysterium' from the Quatre motets pour le temps de Noel inspires one of the most affecting performances of recent memory. The engineering is as clear and clean as the singing.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St John's Church, Elora, Ontario, Canada (2012-10-13&2012-10-14&2013-).



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Works Details

>Poulenc, Francis : Sept chansons, for chorus, FP 81
  • Conductor: Noel Edison
  • Ensemble: Elora Festival Singers
  • Notes: St John's Church, Elora, Ontario, Canada (2012-10-13&2012-10-14&2013-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1936

>Poulenc, Francis : Mass in G
  • Conductor: Noel Edison
  • Notes: St John's Church, Elora, Ontario, Canada (2012-10-13&2012-10-14&2013-)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1937

>Poulenc, Francis : Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence, for chorus, FP 97
  • Conductor: Noel Edison
  • Notes: St John's Church, Elora, Ontario, Canada (2012-10-13&2012-10-14&2013-)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1938-1939

>Poulenc, Francis : Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël, for chorus, FP 152
  • Conductor: Noel Edison
  • Notes: St John's Church, Elora, Ontario, Canada (2012-10-13&2012-10-14&2013-)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1951-1952