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The Legend of Sacred Music - From Allegri's Miserere to Barber's Agnus Dei

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass
>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
>Handel, George Frideric : Dixit Dominus
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Laudate Dominum
>Lotti, Antonio : Crucifixus a 10
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
>Fauré, Gabriel : Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
>Puccini, Giacomo : Messa di Gloria
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Die Schöpfung (The Creation), oratorio, H. 21/2
>Schubert, Franz : Deutsche Messe, D 872
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur ("Himmel ruhmen des ewigen Ehre"), song for voice & piano, Op. 48/4
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Elijah, Op. 70
>Duruflé, Maurice : Motets (4) on Gregorian themes, Op. 10
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater
>Vivaldi, Antonio : "Domine Deus" from Gloria RV 589, for Soprano, Trumpet and Continuo
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Mass in C minor, K 427 (417a) "Great"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>Rossini, Gioachino : Stabat mater
>Gounod, Charles : Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile for soloists, chorus, orchestra & organ in G major
>Poulenc, Francis : Gloria in G major
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Sacred Pieces (4), for chorus & orchestra
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Saint John Passion, BWV 245
>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
>Brahms, Johannes : German Requiem, Op. 45
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Ave Maria
>Pärt, Arvo : Magnificat
>Duruflé, Maurice : Notre Père (2 versions), for chorus; for male voices & organ, Op. 14
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

From Allegri's Miserere to Barber's Agnus Dei, this new compilation offers, on 2 CDs for the price of 1, a thorough insight into the great sacred works. With benchmark performances from the Virgin Classics and EMI Classics catalog, including artists such as Stephanie Blythe, Barbara Bonney, Veronique Gens, Barbara Hendricks, Gerard Lesne, Philippe Herreweghe, Richard Hickox, Riccardo Muti, Roger Norrington, Andrew Parrott, David Willcocks, and more!



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Works Details

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass :: Dies irae
  • Conductor: Michel Corboz
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Running Time: 7 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Handel, George Frideric : Dixit Dominus :: [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Notes: Composition written: 1707.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1707

>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere :: [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 6 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 16th Century

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: Choral. Jesus bleibet meine F
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Laudate Dominum :: Laudate Dominum
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1780

>Lotti, Antonio : Crucifixus a 10
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232 :: Gloria
  • Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
  • Running Time: 7 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Fauré, Gabriel : Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1865

>Puccini, Giacomo : Messa di Gloria :: Kyrie
  • Conductor: Michel Corboz
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1880

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626 :: Kyrie
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626 :: Lacrimosa
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Die Schöpfung (The Creation), oratorio, H. 21/2 :: Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes
  • Performers: Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Bass); Hans-Peter Blochwitz (Tenor); Barbara Bonney
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: Composition written: 1798.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1798

>Schubert, Franz : Deutsche Messe, D 872 :: Heilig? Heilig, heili
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1826-1827

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur ("Himmel ruhmen des ewigen Ehre"), song for voice & piano, Op. 48/4
  • Conductor: Wilhelm Pitz
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1800

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Elijah, Op. 70 :: Alsdann wird euer Licht hervorbrechen
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 08/11/1846

>Duruflé, Maurice : Motets (4) on Gregorian themes, Op. 10
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1960

>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48 :: Pie Jesu
  • Performer: Magali Dami (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michel Corboz
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48 :: In paradisum
  • Performer: Magali Dami (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michel Corboz
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater :: Stabat Mater
  • Performer: Véronique Gens (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736-1736

>Vivaldi, Antonio : "Domine Deus" from Gloria RV 589, for Soprano, Trumpet and Continuo
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1715

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Mass in C minor, K 427 (417a) "Great"
  • Performer: Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Notes: Composition written: 1783.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1783

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Rossini, Gioachino : Stabat mater :: Inflammatus et accensus
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Conductor: Eric Ericson
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Gounod, Charles : Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile for soloists, chorus, orchestra & organ in G major :: Sanctus
  • Performer: Laurence Dale (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Poulenc, Francis : Gloria in G major :: Laudamus te
  • Performer: Catherine Dubosc (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1959-1960

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Sacred Pieces (4), for chorus & orchestra :: Ave Maria
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1889-1897

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Saint John Passion, BWV 245 :: Es ist vollbracht
  • Performer: Jérôme Hantaï (Bass Viola da gamba)
  • Conductor: John Nelson
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 04/07/1724

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Saint John Passion, BWV 245 :: Ruht wohl, ihr heilige Gebeine
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Choir, Consort & Players
  • Running Time: 8 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 04/07/1724

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 6 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1727

>Brahms, Johannes : German Requiem, Op. 45 :: Wie lie
  • Conductor: Michel Corboz
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1857-1868

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Ave Maria
  • Conductor: Tönu Kaljuste
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Pärt, Arvo : Magnificat
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Running Time: 7 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1989

>Duruflé, Maurice : Notre Père (2 versions), for chorus; for male voices & organ, Op. 14
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1976