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Te Deum Laudamus: Music On The Freiberg Cathedral Angel Instruments From 1594

Fabricius / Monte / Lechner / Michael
Release Date: 08/12/2014 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 777928   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Albinius FabriciusPhilippe de MonteLeonhard LechnerRogier Michael,   ... 
Conductor:  Albrecht Koch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chordae Freybergensis
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Cantate dominum, for 6 voices by Albinius Fabricius
Conductor:  Albrecht Koch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chordae Freybergensis
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Freiberger Domes 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
2.
Ad te levavi for 5 Voices by Philippe de Monte
Conductor:  Albrecht Koch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chordae Freybergensis
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Freiberger Domes 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
3.
Missa super mon cour se recomande by Philippe de Monte
Conductor:  Albrecht Koch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chordae Freybergensis
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Freiberger Domes 
Length: 19 Minutes 12 Secs. 
4.
Si bona suscepimus by Leonhard Lechner
Conductor:  Albrecht Koch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chordae Freybergensis
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Germany 
Venue:  Freiberger Domes 
Length: 6 Minutes 19 Secs. 
5.
Te Deum laudamus, for 6 voices by Rogier Michael
Conductor:  Albrecht Koch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chordae Freybergensis
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Freiberger Domes 
Length: 13 Minutes 44 Secs. 
6.
O lux beata trinitas, motet for 6 voices by Alfonso Ferrabosco
Conductor:  Albrecht Koch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chordae Freybergensis
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Freiberger Domes 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
7.
O Sacrum convivium, motet for 6 voices by Albinius Fabricius
Conductor:  Albrecht Koch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chordae Freybergensis
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Freiberger Domes 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
  Angelic Music from Freiberg  September 12, 2014 By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA) See All My Reviews ""Te Deum laudamus" presents a fascinating collection of music from the Freiberg Latin School. The school -- and the adjoining cathedral have a long and distinguished histroy daiting back to the early 1500's. By 1594 (the year this program is centered around) Freiberg was a thriving cultural center, attracting some of the best composers of the High Renaissance. Included in this compilation is sacred music by Albinius Fabricius, Philippe Monte, Leonard Lechner, Rogier Michael, and Alfonso Ferrabosco d Elder. Each composer, in their own way, typify the music of the era. While counterpoint is paramount, one can hear the beginnings of major/minor harmonies supporting them. Several of the works are sections from masses, interspersed with sacred and liturgical pieces. The chordae freybergensis, accompanied by the Ensemble Freiberger Dom-Music with authentic instruments present the music in a clear, straight-forward manner. Although recorded in the Freiberg Cathedral, the performers are so tightly miked that there's virtually no room ambiance. And that's really my only complaint about the album. Without the spaciousness of the cathedral to reinforce the sound and soften the edges with reverberation, the music has a starkness to it. And while it helps us hear the complexity of the counterpoint, I can't help but think it also removes an element the composers factored into their work." Report Abuse
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