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In the Front Line - Hollanders / Huijbregts, et al

Album Summary

>Hollanders, Herman : Parnassus ecclesiasticus, Op. 1
>Hollanders, Herman : Jubilus filiorum Dei, for voice & continuo
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"This music follows the character of the stile moderno, the familiar Italian sound of the early-baroque period. Solo works sound like opera arias, where passages of flourishing melody alternate with recitative-like monody. Ensemble works sound like concertos where voices alternate, blend, and, indeed, compete with one another. The variety Hollanders demonstrates in his approach to these religious texts shows the command he has of his craft. He is a skilled composer and has mature ideas. Except for the suspensions in his counterpoint, his music is mostly consonant. It makes his setting of the grief-ridden text 'O Vos Omnes' seem so much more extraordinary when one hears its intense chromaticism. The singing and playing here is excellent. The relationship between the singers and instruments is very close. All seem to breathe as one. Notes are in English, French, German, and Dutch. Latin texts are presented with parallel English and Dutch translations." -ARG


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Works Details

>Hollanders, Herman : Parnassus ecclesiasticus, Op. 1
  • Performers: Caroline Spanjaard; Arwen Bouw (Violin); John Beemt (Cello); Ruud Huijbregts (Organ); Paul Bemt; Jan van Elsacker (Tenor); Kees Hilhorst (Violin); Bas Ramselarr (Bass Baritone); David Ooijen (Theorbo); Hilde Ruymbeke; Michiel Meijer (Bass); Lief Schillebeeckx (Viola); Marjon Strijk (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 142 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Hollanders, Herman : Jubilus filiorum Dei, for voice & continuo
  • Performers: Caroline Spanjaard; Ruud Huijbregts (Organ); Paul Bemt; Jan van Elsacker (Tenor); David Ooijen (Theorbo); Hilde Ruymbeke; Marjon Strijk (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1634