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Machet die Tore weit - Choral and Organ music for Advent and Christmas / Kay Johannsen, organ

Album Summary

>Hammerschmidt, Andreas : Machet die Tore weit (Open Wide the Gates)
>Praetorious, Michael : Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern (How Brightly Shines the Morning Star) (from the Polyhymnia caduc
>Schmidt, Walther : Zu Beth'lem uberm Stall, carol for chorus & percussion
>Praetorious, Michael : Den die Hirten lobten sehre
>Schütz, Heinrich : Die Himmel erzahlen die Ehre Gottes, motet for 2 sopranos, alto, 2 tenors, bass & continuo, SWV 386
>Clanche, Jean : Wunderbare Freude! Wunderbare Nacht!, carol for chorus, organ & vibraphone
>Traditional, Christmas : Herbei, o ihr Glaubigen, carol (tune "Adeste fidelis")
>Brahms, Johannes : Motets (2) for chorus, Op. 74
>Eccard, Johannes : Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
>Reda, Siegfried : Magnificat peregrini toni, for boys' chorus & organ
>Eccard, Johannes : Ubers Gebirg Maria geht
>Riedel, Carl : Kommet, ihr Hirten, for chorus
>Becker, Albert : Furchtet euch nicht, for unaccompanied chorus
>Schütz, Heinrich : Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, motet for soprano, alto, 2 tenors, bass & continuo, SWV 380 (Op. 11/
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, BWV 228
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Notes & Reviews:

MusicWeb International, November 2012
I admire the choir's singing and its sense of style, and the unarranged pieces are done rather well.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Christuskirche, Stuttgart-Gänsheide (06/02/2011-06/05/2011).



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Works Details

>Hammerschmidt, Andreas : Machet die Tore weit (Open Wide the Gates)
  • Performers: Daniel Kartmann (Drums); Michael Aures (Drums); Kay Johannsen (Organ)
  • Conductor: Rainer Homburg
  • Ensemble: Stuttgarter Hymnus Childrens Choir
  • Notes: Christuskirche, Stuttgart-Gänsheide (06/02/2011-06/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Praetorious, Michael : Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (How Brightly Shines the Morning Star) (from the Polyhymnia caduc
  • Performers: Daniel Kartmann (Drums); Michael Aures (Drums); Kay Johannsen (Organ)
  • Conductor: Rainer Homburg
  • Notes: Christuskirche, Stuttgart-Gänsheide (06/02/2011-06/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Schmidt, Walther : Zu Beth'lem überm Stall, carol for chorus & percussion
  • Performers: Katarzyna Mycka (Marimba); Katarzyna Mycka (Vibraphone); Daniel Kartmann (Drums); Michael Aures (Drums)
  • Conductor: Rainer Homburg
  • Notes: Christuskirche, Stuttgart-Gänsheide (06/02/2011-06/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas

>Praetorious, Michael : Den die Hirten lobten sehre
  • Performers: Michael Aures (Drums); Balduin Lauxmann; Kay Johannsen (Organ)
  • Conductor: Rainer Homburg
  • Notes: Christuskirche, Stuttgart-Gänsheide (06/02/2011-06/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes, motet for 2 sopranos, alto, 2 tenors, bass & continuo, SWV 386
  • Performer: Kay Johannsen (Organ)
  • Conductor: Rainer Homburg
  • Ensemble: Handel's Company
  • Notes: Christuskirche, Stuttgart-Gänsheide (06/02/2011-06/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Jean Clanché : Wunderbare Freude! Wunderbare Nacht!, carol for chorus, organ & vibraphone
  • Performers: Katarzyna Mycka (Marimba); Katarzyna Mycka (Vibraphone); Kay Johannsen (Organ)
  • Conductor: Rainer Homburg
  • Notes: Christuskirche, Stuttgart-Gänsheide (06/02/2011-06/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Form: Christmas

>Traditional, Christmas : Herbei, o ihr Gläubigen, carol (tune "Adeste fidelis")
  • Performers: Daniel Kartmann (Drums); Michael Aures (Drums); Kay Johannsen (Organ)
  • Conductor: Rainer Homburg
  • Notes: Christuskirche, Stuttgart-Gänsheide (06/02/2011-06/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Written: circa 1815

>Brahms, Johannes : Motets (2) for chorus, Op. 74
  • Conductor: Rainer Homburg
  • Notes: Christuskirche, Stuttgart-Gänsheide (06/02/2011-06/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1877

>Eccard, Johannes : Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
  • Performers: Katarzyna Mycka (Marimba); Katarzyna Mycka (Vibraphone); Daniel Kartmann (Drums); Kay Johannsen (Organ)
  • Conductor: Rainer Homburg
  • Notes: Christuskirche, Stuttgart-Gänsheide (06/02/2011-06/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
  • Performers: Kay Johannsen (Organ); Katarzyna Mycka (Vibraphone); Katarzyna Mycka (Marimba)
  • Conductor: Rainer Homburg
  • Notes: Christuskirche, Stuttgart-Gänsheide (06/02/2011-06/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 12th Century

>Praetorious, Michael : Musae Sioniae
  • Performers: Katarzyna Mycka (Vibraphone); Katarzyna Mycka (Marimba); Daniel Kartmann (Drums); Michael Aures (Drums); Kay Johannsen (Organ)
  • Conductor: Rainer Homburg
  • Notes: Christuskirche, Stuttgart-Gänsheide (06/02/2011-06/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1600

>Reda, Siegfried : Magnificat peregrini toni, for boys' chorus & organ
  • Performer: Kay Johannsen (Organ)
  • Conductor: Rainer Homburg
  • Notes: Christuskirche, Stuttgart-Gänsheide (06/02/2011-06/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral

>Eccard, Johannes : Übers Gebirg Maria geht
  • Conductor: Rainer Homburg
  • Notes: Christuskirche, Stuttgart-Gänsheide (06/02/2011-06/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Riedel, Carl : Kommet, ihr Hirten, for chorus
  • Conductor: Rainer Homburg
  • Notes: Christuskirche, Stuttgart-Gänsheide (06/02/2011-06/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Becker, Albert : Fürchtet euch nicht, for unaccompanied chorus
  • Conductor: Rainer Homburg
  • Notes: Christuskirche, Stuttgart-Gänsheide (06/02/2011-06/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, motet for soprano, alto, 2 tenors, bass & continuo, SWV 380 (Op. 11/
  • Performer: Kay Johannsen (Organ)
  • Conductor: Rainer Homburg
  • Ensemble: Handel's Company
  • Notes: Christuskirche, Stuttgart-Gänsheide (06/02/2011-06/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, BWV 228
  • Performer: Kay Johannsen (Organ)
  • Conductor: Rainer Homburg
  • Ensemble: Handel's Company
  • Notes: Christuskirche, Stuttgart-Gänsheide (06/02/2011-06/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: after 1724