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Paradisum: Serene Sacred Songs by Eric Whitacre, Schubert, Bach, Mozart, Bernstein, Rachmaninov et al. / Bocelli, Pavarotti, Netrebko, Kaufmann, Fleming, Terfel, Carreras

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Schubert, Franz : Der Erlkönig, D 328
>Webber, Andrew L : Pie Jesu, for soprano, treble & orchestra (from the Requiem)
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>Gounod, Charles : Repentir "O Divine Redeemer"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>Vavilov, Vladimir : Ave Maria, for soprano & piano (known as by Caccini)
>Schubert, Franz : Wiegenlied ("Schlafe, schlafe, holder süsser Knabe"), song for voice & piano ("Mille Cherubini in Co
>Wagner, Richard : Wesendonck Lieder
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem, K626
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Vespers (All-Night Vigil), Op. 37
>Taverner, John [Composer] : Alleluia, salve virgo, motet for 4 voices
>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
>Fauré, Gabriel : Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
>Gjeilo, Ola : The Ground (Pleni sunt caeli), for chorus, piano & string quartet
>Bernstein, Leonard : Mass
>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 3
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Ramírez, Ariel : Misa Criolla
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (On Wings of Song), song for voice & piano, Op. 34/2
>Bruckner, Anton : Os justi meditabitur sapientiam, WAB 30
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Nulla in mundo pax sincera in E, RV 630
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : How fair this spot, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/7
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes de confessore, K339
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat, BWV 243
>Whitacre, Eric : Lux Aurumque
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Paradisum: a state of mind where time and space are fused. Just in time for Easter, Decca presents a 2-CD compilation of reflective sacred music. Meditative, contemporary and accessible, the set is curated to appeal to that inner spiritual need within us all. It features the most renowned singers: Pavarotti, Bocelli, Netrebko, Kaufmann, Carreras, Fleming and more, while composers range from Mozart and Bach to the contemporary cool of Eric Whitacre and Ola Gjeilo.



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>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Kurt Adler
  • Ensemble: Voces8
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1825

>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48 :: Pie Jesu
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Andreas Delfs
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben"
  • Performers: Nicholas Daniel (Oboe); Robert Quinney (Organ); James Vivian (Organ)
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Schubert, Franz : Der Erlkönig, D 328
  • Performers: Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1823.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1823

>Webber, Andrew L : Pie Jesu, for soprano, treble & orchestra (from the Requiem)
  • Performers: Anna Netrebko (Soprano); Andrew Swait (Boy Soprano)
  • Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1985

>Handel, George Frideric : Serse :: Ombra Mai Fu
  • Performer: Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Gounod, Charles : Repentir "O Divine Redeemer"
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Barry Rose
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
  • Performer: James Vivian (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Vavilov, Vladimir : Ave Maria, for soprano & piano (known as by Caccini)
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Karel Chichon
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Schubert, Franz : Wiegenlied ("Schlafe, schlafe, holder süsser Knabe"), song for voice & piano ("Mille Cherubini in Co
  • Performer: Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 11/1816

>Wagner, Richard : Wesendonck Lieder :: Der Engel
  • Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Donald Runnicles
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1857-1858

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem, K626 :: Lacrimosa
  • Conductor: Peter Schreier
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Vespers (All-Night Vigil), Op. 37 :: Bogoroditse Devo
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Taverner, John [Composer] : Alleluia, salve virgo, motet for 4 voices
  • Performer: Ian Grice (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48 :: In Paradisum
  • Performer: John Birch (Organ)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
  • Performer: Juan Flórez (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Michele Mariotti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1852

>Fauré, Gabriel : Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
  • Performer: James Vivian (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1865

>Gjeilo, Ola : The Ground (Pleni sunt caeli), for chorus, piano & string quartet
  • Performer: Ola Gjeilo (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011

>Bernstein, Leonard : Mass :: Simple Song
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Andreas Delfs
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1971

>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Kurt Adler
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1872

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 3 :: We Praise Thee ("Tebe Poem")
  • Performer: Natalia Kornieva (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
  • Performer: Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Ramírez, Ariel : Misa Criolla :: Kyrie (Vidala-Babuala)
  • Performers: José Carreras (Tenor); Domingo Cura (Percussion); Jorge Padin (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1964

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (On Wings of Song), song for voice & piano, Op. 34/2
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Ion Marin
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 10/01/1835

>Bruckner, Anton : Os justi meditabitur sapientiam, WAB 30
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1879

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Nulla in mundo pax sincera in E, RV 630
  • Performer: Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1742

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : How fair this spot, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/7
  • Performer: Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Valery Gergiev
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes de confessore, K339 :: Laudate Dominum
  • Performer: Felicity Palmer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: George Guest
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1780

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat, BWV 243 :: Quia Respexit... Omnes Generationes
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Ion Marin
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 06/1733

>Whitacre, Eric : Lux Aurumque
  • Performer: Grace Davidson (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 2000