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The Legend Of Sacred Music - From Allegri's Miserere To Barber's Agnus Dei


Release Date: 11/24/2008 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 22144   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiSamuel BarberGeorge Frideric HandelGregorio Allegri,   ... 
Performer:  Barbara HendricksHans-Peter BlochwitzBarbara BonneyJan-Hendrik Rootering,   ... 
Conductor:  Michel CorbozDavid HillSir Philip LedgerAndrew Parrott,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gulbenkian Foundation Chorus LisbonGulbenkian Foundation Symphony Orchestra LisbonWinchester Cathedral Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 38 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Requiem Mass: Dies irae by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Michel Corboz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gulbenkian Foundation Chorus Lisbon,  Gulbenkian Foundation Symphony Orchestra Lisbon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2.
Agnus Dei, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USA 
Length: 7 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: This work is a vocal arrangement of the composer's 'Adagio for Strings.' 
3.
Dixit Dominus, HWV 232: Dixit Dominus by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
4.
Miserere mei Deus: Miserere mei by Gregorio Allegri
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 51 Secs. 
5.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
6.
Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339: Laudate Dominum by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
7.
Crucifixus a 10 by Antonio Lotti
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
8.
Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Gloria by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 3 Secs. 
9.
Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
10.
Messa di Gloria: Kyrie by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Michel Corboz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gulbenkian Foundation Chorus Lisbon,  Gulbenkian Foundation Symphony Orchestra Lisbon
Period: Romantic 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
11.
Requiem in D minor, K 626: Kyrie by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Heinrich Schütz Choir,  London Classical Players
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
12.
Requiem in D minor, K 626: Lacrymosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Heinrich Schütz Choir,  London Classical Players
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
13.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: The heavens are telling by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Hans-Peter Blochwitz (Tenor), Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sudfunkchor,  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
14.
German Mass in F major, D 872: Sanctus "Helig! helig! helig!" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
15.
Songs (6), Op. 48: no 4, Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Wilhelm Pitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1802; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
16.
Elijah, Op. 70: And then shall your light break forth by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Düsseldorf Städtischer Musikvereins Chorus,  Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
17.
Motets (4) on Gregorian themes, Op. 10: no 4, Tantum ergo by Maurice Duruflé
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
18.
Requiem, Op. 48: Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Magali Dami (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michel Corboz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Instrumental Ensemble,  Lausanne Vocal Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888 rev 1893; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
19.
Requiem, Op. 48: In paradisum by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Magali Dami (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michel Corboz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Instrumental Ensemble,  Lausanne Vocal Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
20.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers,  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
21.
Stabat mater: Sancta mater by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Véronique Gens (Soprano), Gérard Lesne (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832/1842; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
22.
Gloria in D major, RV 589: Gloria in excelsis Deo by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
23.
Mass in C minor, K 427 (417a) "Great": Et incarnatus est by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 28 Secs. 
24.
Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Heinrich Schütz Choir,  London Classical Players
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
25.
Stabat mater: Inflammatus et accensus by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eric Ericson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eric Ericson Chamber Choir,  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832/1842; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
26.
Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile: Sanctus by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Laurence Dale (Tenor)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio Chorus,  French National Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
27.
Gloria in G major: Laudamus te by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Catherine Dubosc (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Singers,  City of London Sinfonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
28.
Quattro pezzi sacri: Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stockholm Chamber Choir,  Swedish Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889-1897; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
29.
Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 58, Es ist vollbracht by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jérôme Hantaï (Viola da gamba), Stephanie Blythe (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
30.
Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 67, Ruhet wohl, ihr heilgen Gebeine by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 4 Secs. 
31.
Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 10 Secs. 
32.
German Requiem, Op. 45: Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Michel Corboz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Instrumental Ensemble,  Lausanne Vocal Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1868; Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
33.
Ave Maria by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Tönu Kaljuste
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
34.
Magnificat by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 30 Secs. 
35.
Notre Père, Op. 14 by Maurice Duruflé
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orféon Donostiarra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Messa da Requiem, Sequenza: Dies irae - chorus
Agnus Dei
Carmelite Vespers (1707) - (Second Vespers of the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Psalm I: Dixit Dominus: Dixit Dominus Domino meo
Miserere mei, Deus
Cantata No. 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben' BWV147 (1989 Digital Remaster), PART TWO: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (from Cantata No. 147) [sung in German]
Vesperae solennes de confessore, K339: Laudate Dominum
Crucifixus a 10
Mass in B minor BWV 232, Missa: Gloria in excelsis (chorus)
Cantique de Jean Racine Op. 11 (version with organ)
Messa di Gloria for tenor, baritone, chorus & orchestra (op. posthuma): Kyrie
Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (completed by Duncan Druce): Kyrie eleison
Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (completed by Duncan Druce), Sequenz: Lacrimosa
Die Schöpfung HobXXI/2, PART 1: Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes:Soli (Gabriel,Uriel,Raphael) mit Chor
Deutsche Messe D872: Zum Sanctus: Heilig! heilig! heilig!
Sechs Lieder Op. 48 (1994 Digital Remaster): Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur (Die Himmel rühmen) Op.48 No.4
Elias op.70, Zweiter Tell: Chor- Alsdann wird euer Licht hervorbrechen (Chor)
Four Motets Op. 10: 1. Ubi caritas
Requiem Op. 48: IV. Pie Jesu
Requiem Op. 48: VII. In Paradisum
Hallelujah Chorus (from Messiah) (ed. Basil Lam) (1988 Digital Remaster)
Stabat Mater pour soprano, contralto, corders et basse continue: Stabat Mater dolorosa
Gloria RV589: Gloria in excelsis
Mass in C minor K427 (1986 Digital Remaster): Et incarnatus est
Ave verum corpus in D K618
Stabat mater: Inflammatus et accensus
Messe solennelle de Ste Cécile: Sanctus
Gloria: Laudamus te
Quattro Pezzi Sacri: Ave Maria
Aria: Es ist vollbracht ... Der Held aus Juda (from St John Passion BWV245)
St John Passion BWV 245, Part Two: No.39 Rhut wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine
Coronation Anthems HWV258-61: Zadok the Priest HWV 258
Ein deutsches Requiem Op. 45: Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen
Vespers (All-Night Vigil) Op. 37: 6. Bogoroditse Devo (Rejoice, O virgin mother of God)
Magnificat (1989)
Notre Père Op. 14

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