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De Profundis: Sacred Repertoire For Male Choir

Rossini / Draengar / Alin / Rombo
Release Date: 09/24/2013 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2053   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Cyrillus KreekRené EespereAndres LembaJohan August Söderman,   ... 
Conductor:  Cecilia Rydinger Alin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Estonia provides both starting point and goal for this disc of sacred music for male choir, with a traditional hymn followed by works by composers such as Kreek, Eespere and Lemba, and the closing De profundis by Arvo Pärt. But in between, Orphei Drängar and their conductor Cecilia Rydinger Alin make a grand tour of Europe, taking in music by composers from the Nordic countries, France, Italy, Central Europe and the UK. Biblical Psalms have provided many of these with their texts, such as Milhaud (in French), Langlais (in English), Kreek (in Estonian) and Pärt (in Latin). Others – Lemba, Söderman, Sandström – have set portions of the text of the Catholic mass. Grieg and Biebl were both inspired by prayers in Latin, Read more while Rossini chose to set one in Italian. For Nattlig madonna ('Nocturnal Madonna') the Finnish composer Nils-Eric Fougtstedt selected a poem depicting the Virgin Mary with her newborn child by his compatriot Edith Södergran, while Bob Chilcott has chosen one by the Guyanese-British poet John Aagard, whose version of John Newton's Amazing Grace gives the background to the conversion of this 18th-century slave-trader turned abolitionist. Throughout a programme ranging from Rossini's Preghiera from c. 1860 to Sven-David Sandström's Sanctus, composed for the choir in 2010, Orphei Drängar and Rydinger Alin once again demonstrate the versatility and exalted standards that habitually causes the choir to be described as the finest male-voice choir in the world. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Taaveti laulud: no 137 by Cyrillus Kreek
Conductor:  Cecilia Rydinger Alin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
2.
Glorificatio by René Eespere
Conductor:  Cecilia Rydinger Alin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
3.
Gloria by Andres Lemba
Conductor:  Cecilia Rydinger Alin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
4.
Kyrie by Johan August Söderman
Conductor:  Cecilia Rydinger Alin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
5.
Kyrie by Johan August Söderman
Conductor:  Cecilia Rydinger Alin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
6.
Sanctus by Sven-David Sandström
Conductor:  Cecilia Rydinger Alin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
7.
Daemon irrepit calidus, for chorus by György Orbán
Conductor:  Cecilia Rydinger Alin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
8.
Ave maris stella, EG 150 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Cecilia Rydinger Alin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Norway 
9.
Nattlig Madonna by Nils-Eric Fougstedt
Conductor:  Cecilia Rydinger Alin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
10.
Ave Maria by Franz Biebl
Conductor:  Cecilia Rydinger Alin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; Germany 
11.
Psalm 121 by Darius Milhaud
Conductor:  Cecilia Rydinger Alin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
Period: 20th Century 
12.
Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 3 "Morceaux réservés": no 7, Preghiera by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Cecilia Rydinger Alin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Italy 
13.
Newton’s Amazing Grace by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Cecilia Rydinger Alin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
14.
Psalm 150 "Praise the Lord" by Jean Langlais
Conductor:  Cecilia Rydinger Alin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
15.
De profundis by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Cecilia Rydinger Alin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1980; Estonia 
16.
Oh Kristus valgus oled sa by Traditional
Conductor:  Cecilia Rydinger Alin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphei Drängar

Sound Samples

Oh Kristus valgus oled sa [Estonian hymn] (arr. G. Idenstam for male choir and organ): Oh Kristus valgus oled sa [Estonian hymn] (arr. G. Idenstam for choir and organ)
Taaveti laulud (Psalms of David): Taaveti laul 137, "Paabeli jogede kaldail" (Psalm 137, "By the rivers of Babylon")
Glorificatio
Gloria
Andeliga sanger (Spiritual Songs) (arr. R. Einar for soprano, choir and organ): Kyrie
Andeliga sanger (Spiritual Songs) (arr. R. Einar for soprano, choir and organ): Domine
Sanctus
Daemon Irrepit Callidus
Ave, maris stella, EG 150 (version for choir): Ave, maris stella (version for choir)
Nattlig Madonna
Ave Maria (Angelus Domini)
Psalm 126, Op. 72
Peches de vieillesse, Vol. 3: Morceaux reserves: No. 7. Preghiera
Newton's Amazing Grace
Psalm 150, "Praise the Lord"
De profundis

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