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Mendelssohn: Sacred Choral Works / Marlow, et al

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> 6 Spruche, Op. 79 - No. 1. Weinachten
> 6 Spruche, Op. 79 - No. 2. Am Neujahrstage
> 6 Spruche, Op. 79 - No. 3. Am Himmelfahrtstage
> 6 Spruche, Op. 79 - No. 4. In der Passionzeit
> 6 Spruche, Op. 79 - No. 5. Im Advent
> 6 Spruche, Op. 79 - No. 6. Am Charfreitage
> Hear my prayer - Hear my prayer, O God, incline thine ear!
> Hear my prayer - O for the wings of a dove!
> 2 Sacred choruses, Op. 115 - 2 sacred choruses, Op. 115: No. 1. Beati mortui
> Die deutsche Liturgie - Kyrie eleison
> Die deutsche Liturgie - Ehre sei Gott in der Hohe
> Die deutsche Liturgie - Heilig
> 3 Kirchenmusiken, Op. 23 - 3 Kirchenmusiken, Op. 23: No. 2. Ave maria
> Psalm 100, "Jauchzet dem Herrn, all Welt" - Psalm 100, "Jauchzet dem Herrn, all Welt"
> 3 Motets, Op. 39 - Ihr Kinder Israel, dankt dem Herrn (Chorus)
> 3 Motets, Op. 39 - Wohl denen, die ihn von Herzen (Trio)
> 3 Motets, Op. 69 - 3 motets, Op. 69: No. 3. Magnificat
> 3 Psalms, Op. 78 - No. 1. Psalm 2, "Warum toben die Heiden"
> 3 Psalms, Op. 78 - No. 2. Psalm 43, "Richte mich, Gott"
> 3 Psalms, Op. 78 - No. 3. Psalm 22, "Mein Gott, warum hast du mich verlassen"

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sechs Sprüche
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Hear my prayer
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Beati Mortui, sacred chorus for male chorus, Op. 115/1
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Die deutsche Liturgie
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sacred Pieces (3), Op. 23
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Psalm 100 ("Jauchzet dem Herrn, Alle Welt"), for chorus in C major
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Laudate pueri ("O praise the Lord"), motet for female chorus & organ in E flat major, Op. 39/2
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Magnificat, motet for soloists & chorus in B flat major, Op. 69/3
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Psalms (3) for soloists & double chorus, Op. 78
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Notes & Reviews:

Mendelssohn devoted much of his energy and talent to music for liturgical use, and it forms a substantial proportion of his output. A collection of his sacred choral works is performed here by the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge in its second recording for Chandos, which follows the success of its recording of the complete choral works by Durufle.

International Record Review
The performances are robust yet sensitive... and the recorded sound is sumptuous. This is a triumph for Marlow and his Trinity College Choir, for Chandos, and, above all, for Mendelssohn's reputation as an inventive and deeply rewarding composer of sacred choral pieces.



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Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sechs Sprüche
  • Performers: Andrew Tortise (Tenor); Angus McCarey (Bass); Rachel Bennett (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Marlow
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Trinity College Choir
  • Notes: Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, England (01/14/2000-01/17/2000)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Hear my prayer
  • Performers: Rachel Bennett (Soprano); Mark Williams (Organ)
  • Conductor: Richard Marlow
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Trinity College Choir
  • Notes: Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, England (01/14/2000-01/17/2000)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 01/25/1844

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Beati Mortui, sacred chorus for male chorus, Op. 115/1
  • Performers: Paul Casey (Tenor); Christopher Adams (Bass); Andrew Tortise (Tenor); Angus McCarey (Bass)
  • Conductor: Richard Marlow
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Trinity College Choir
  • Notes: Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, England (01/14/2000-01/17/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1833-1834

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Die deutsche Liturgie
  • Performers: Paul Csey; Angus McCarey (Bass); Eugenie Cheng (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Marlow
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Trinity College Choir
  • Notes: Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, England (01/14/2000-01/17/2000)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 10/28/1846

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sacred Pieces (3), Op. 23
  • Performers: Paul Casey (Tenor); Christopher Adams (Bass); Andrew Tortise (Tenor); Angus McCarey (Bass); Rachel Bennett (Soprano); Mark Williams (Organ); Eugenie Cheng (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Marlow
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Trinity College Choir
  • Notes: Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, England (01/14/2000-01/17/2000)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 10/16/1830

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Psalm 100 ("Jauchzet dem Herrn, Alle Welt"), for chorus in C major
  • Performers: Paul Casey (Tenor); Christopher Adams (Bass); Paula Downes (Soprano); Andrew Tortise (Tenor); Angus McCarey (Bass); Rachel Bennett (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Marlow
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Trinity College Choir
  • Notes: Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, England (01/14/2000-01/17/2000)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 01/01/1844

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Laudate pueri ("O praise the Lord"), motet for female chorus & organ in E flat major, Op. 39/2
  • Performers: Rachel Bennett (Soprano); Mark Williams (Organ); Eugenie Cheng (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Marlow
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Trinity College Choir
  • Notes: Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, England (01/14/2000-01/17/2000)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 08/14/1837

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Magnificat, motet for soloists & chorus in B flat major, Op. 69/3
  • Performers: Christopher Adams (Bass); Andrew Tortise (Tenor); Rachel Bennett (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Marlow
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Trinity College Choir
  • Notes: Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, England (01/14/2000-01/17/2000)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 06/12/1847

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Psalms (3) for soloists & double chorus, Op. 78
  • Performers: Alastair Brookshaw (Tenor); Paul Casey (Tenor); Christopher Adams (Bass); Andrew Tortise (Tenor); Angus McCarey (Bass); Rachel Bennett (Soprano); Eugenie Cheng (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Marlow
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Trinity College Choir
  • Notes: Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, England (01/14/2000-01/17/2000)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic