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Praetorius: 17th-Century Choral Works of Michael, Jacob & Hieronymus Praetorius / Balthasar Neumann Ensemble & Choir; Heras-Casado

Album Summary

>Praetorius, Hieronymus : Magnificat quarti toni
>Praetorius, Hieronymus : Quam pulchra es, motet for 8 voices
>Praetorius, Jacob : Indica Mihi, a 6
>Praetorius, Hieronymus : Surge propera amica mea, motet for 8 voices
>Praetorious, Michael : Magnificat per omnes versus super ut re mi fa sol la
>Praetorius, Jacob : Quam Pulchra es, a 5
>Praetorius, Hieronymus : Vulnerasti cor meum, motet for 5 voices
>Praetorious, Michael : Nigra sum et formosa, motet
>Praetorius, Hieronymus : Tota pulchra es, motet for 12 voices
>Praetorius, Jacob : Veni in Hortum Meum a 8
>Praetorius, Hieronymus : O quam pulchra es, moetet for 6 voices
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado, Musical America's 2014 Conductor of the Year,Praetorius contains relaxing and heavenly music from the early 17th century for choir and small ensemble by Jacob, Hieronymus and Michael Praetorius, one of the leading German composers of the era. Performed by the early music ensemble Balthasar- Neumann-Chor und Ensemble, the 11-track album features repertoire new to the DG catalog.

BBC Music Magazine, October 2015
[The Magnificat] gets a sprightly performance, and [Vulnerasti cor meum] is rendered with sensitivity and poise.

Gramophone Magazine, August 2015
Like a black-and-white film with colour artificially added later, this repertoire achieves a certain new intensity here.

The Guardian, 11th June 2015
Recorded in a spacious studio rather than an echoey church, the precisely tuned voices resonate, but the harmonies are clean enough for each unexpected twist and crunch to register beautifully, and the choir revels in the echoey spatial effects of Hieronymus's Tota Pulchra Es. A full complement of accompanying instruments is used...but their contributions are mostly subtle, enhancing the texture without upstaging the voices.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Cologne (03/2014).



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Works Details

>Praetorius, Hieronymus : Magnificat quarti toni
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Ensemble: Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
  • Running Time: 11 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Praetorius, Hieronymus : Quam pulchra es, motet for 8 voices
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Ensemble: Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Praetorius, Jacob : Indica Mihi, a 6
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Ensemble: Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Praetorius, Hieronymus : Surge propera amica mea, motet for 8 voices
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Ensemble: Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
  • Running Time: 6 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Praetorious, Michael : Magnificat per omnes versus super ut re mi fa sol la
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Ensemble: Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
  • Running Time: 18 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Praetorius, Jacob : Quam Pulchra es, a 5
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Ensemble: Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Praetorius, Hieronymus : Vulnerasti cor meum, motet for 5 voices
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Ensemble: Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Praetorious, Michael : Nigra sum et formosa, motet
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Ensemble: Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Praetorius, Hieronymus : Tota pulchra es, motet for 12 voices
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Ensemble: Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Praetorius, Jacob : Veni in Hortum Meum a 8
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Ensemble: Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Praetorius, Hieronymus : O quam pulchra es, moetet for 6 voices
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Ensemble: Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance