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In Lucem / Luminos


Release Date: 04/21/2017 
Label:  Alba Records   Catalog #: 54  
Composer:  Gioachino RossiniGabriel FauréWilliam ByrdAndrew L. Webber,   ... 
Performer:  Ilmo RantaJuha KotilainenMarkku Hietaharju
Conductor:  Sauli HannukselaErkki Lasonpalo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  LuminosAboa Nova Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

What happens, when thirteen ladies come together and direct their energy toward their most precious pastime? A new album is created! “In Lucem”- in light! Humbly, yet with dedicated proficiency, the Finnish a cappella group Luminos has boldly taken on some of the greatest musical works of all time, resulting in enchantingly mellow music. It’s like a little piece of heaven. The artistic producer of this album is Heikki Liimola. Accompaniments are by Aboa Nova Ensemble (strings, woodwind, and harp), Ilmo Ranta (piano) and Markku Hietaharju (organ), and conducted by Erkki Lasonpalo. Solo parts are sung by baritone Juha Kotilainen. Sauli Hannuksela is the artistic director of Luminos. Luminos is a vocal ensemble of 13 female singers. Their Read more repertoire comprises of a cappella and accompanied music, both sacred and secular. The group also offers performances with visiting artists. The ensemble reached its present form in 2012. Luminos works purposefully, and focuses on continuously improving their vocal technique, resulting in the group’s homogeneous and distinctive sound. For its members, Luminos gives energy and challenges; for its audience, moods of harmony and delight. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Petite Messe solennelle: O salutaris hostia by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Sauli Hannuksela
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luminos
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Italy 
2.
Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
Conductor:  Sauli Hannuksela
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luminos
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; France 
3.
Gradualia, Volume 1: Part 2 - Ave verum corpus by William Byrd
Conductor:  Sauli Hannuksela
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luminos
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1605; England 
4.
Requiem: Pie Jesu by Andrew L. Webber
Conductor:  Erkki Lasonpalo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luminos,  Aboa Nova Ensemble
Period: Modern 
Written: 1984; United Kingdom 
5.
O sacrum convivium by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Sauli Hannuksela
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luminos
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1572 
6.
Messe solennelle, Op. 12, M. 61: Panis angelicus by César Franck
Conductor:  Erkki Lasonpalo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luminos,  Aboa Nova Ensemble
7.
Lux aurumque by Eric Whitacre
Conductor:  Sauli Hannuksela
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luminos
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; USA 
8.
Requiem, Op. 48: Libera me by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Juha Kotilainen (Baritone), Markku Hietaharju (Organ)
Conductor:  Erkki Lasonpalo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luminos,  Aboa Nova Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1890; France 
9.
Crucifixus by Antonio Lotti
Conductor:  Sauli Hannuksela
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luminos
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
10.
Requiem, Op. 48: In paradisum by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Markku Hietaharju (Organ)
Conductor:  Erkki Lasonpalo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luminos,  Aboa Nova Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; France 
11.
Northern Lights by Ola Gjeilo
Conductor:  Sauli Hannuksela
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luminos
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Norway 
12.
The Seal Lullaby by Eric Whitacre
Performer:  Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
Conductor:  Sauli Hannuksela
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luminos
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2007 

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