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From the Heart of Europe - Music for Boys Choir by Handel, Reicha, Caccini, Franck, J.S. Bach, Smetana, Chen, Popelka / Christina Johnston, soprano; Czech Boys Choir Boni Pueri

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Reicha, Antoine : Te Deum
>Vavilov, Vladimir : Ave Maria, for soprano & piano (known as by Caccini)
>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ouvertüre D dur, BWV 1068
>Smetana, Bedrich : The Cycle of symphonic poems My Country
>Jeremias, Otakar : Suite inspired by Czech, Moravian and Slovak Folk Songs, for chorus & orchestra
>Traditional, Moravian : Za tichú Moravú, song
>Traditional, Czech : Ty bystersky zvony, folk song
>Traditional, Slovak : Tancuj, tancuj! (Dance, dance!), Slovak folk song
>Chen, Qigang : You and Me, song (Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Theme Song)
>Popelka, Vladimír : Hollywood Medley, for chorus & orchestra
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The new project of the world-famous boys choir Czech Boys Choir Boni Pueri comes with an interesting selection of repertory. The title includes both constant repertoire of boys choir, which is known in Europe and thanks to the US tours, Japan, South Korea and overseas, as well as some previously unrecorded composition. The benefit is especially suite Suite from the Czech and Slovak folk songs from Otakar Jeremias. Production repertoire is divided between the arrangements of folk songs, classical evergreens like Handels Hallejujah or Francks Panis Angelicus and the very successful film adaptations of popular melodies from decorator workshop of Vladimir Popelka. Along with Boni Pueri performs Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice with young conductor Marek Stilec.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Chrudim, CZ (09/26/2015-09/28/2015).



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah Chorus
  • Conductor: Marek Stilec
  • Ensemble: Czech Boys Choir Boni Pueri
  • Notes: Chrudim, CZ (09/26/2015-09/28/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Reicha, Antoine : Te Deum :: laudamus
  • Conductor: Marek Stilec
  • Ensemble: Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Chrudim, CZ (09/26/2015-09/28/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1825

>Vavilov, Vladimir : Ave Maria, for soprano & piano (known as by Caccini)
  • Conductor: Marek Stilec
  • Notes: Chrudim, CZ (09/26/2015-09/28/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
  • Performer: Christina Johnston
  • Conductor: Marek Stilec
  • Notes: Chrudim, CZ (09/26/2015-09/28/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1872

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ouvertüre D dur, BWV 1068 :: Air
  • Conductor: Marek Stilec
  • Notes: Chrudim, CZ (09/26/2015-09/28/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Smetana, Bedrich : The Cycle of symphonic poems My Country :: Vltava / Moldau
  • Conductor: Marek Stilec
  • Notes: Chrudim, CZ (09/26/2015-09/28/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: circa 1872-1879

>Jeremias, Otakar : Suite inspired by Czech, Moravian and Slovak Folk Songs, for chorus & orchestra
  • Conductor: Marek Stilec
  • Notes: Chrudim, CZ (09/26/2015-09/28/2015)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Moravian : Za tichú Moravú, song
  • Conductor: Marek Stilec
  • Notes: Chrudim, CZ (09/26/2015-09/28/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.

>Traditional, Czech : Ty bystersky zvony, folk song
  • Conductor: Marek Stilec
  • Notes: Chrudim, CZ (09/26/2015-09/28/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.

>Traditional, Slovak : Tancuj, tancuj! (Dance, dance!), Slovak folk song
  • Conductor: Marek Stilec
  • Notes: Chrudim, CZ (09/26/2015-09/28/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Chen, Qigang : You and Me, song (Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Theme Song)
  • Conductor: Marek Stilec
  • Notes: Chrudim, CZ (09/26/2015-09/28/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Popelka, Vladimír : Hollywood Medley, for chorus & orchestra
  • Conductor: Marek Stilec
  • Notes: Chrudim, CZ (09/26/2015-09/28/2015)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary