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Ceciliemusik - Magle, Nielsen, Britten, Et Al / Svensson

Release Date: 05/01/2001 
Label:  Danacord   Catalog #: 520   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frederik MagleDan E. NielsenBenjamin BrittenFelix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Pernille RomerTuva SemmingsenPeter TönshoffKenneth McFarlan,   ... 
Conductor:  Gunnar Svensson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caecilia Chorale
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Who was Cecilia? According to ancient tradition, she is the patron saint of singers and musicians. Cecilia lived in ancient Rome. On her wedding day, so the story goes, she converted her husband Valerianus, and later her brother-in-law Tiburtius, to the Christian faith. This was a period when Christians were persecuted, so the three of them were condemned to death. Valerianus and Tiburtius were beheaded, whereas Cecilia was to be tortured to death. She was immured in a Roman bath, which was overheated to become as hot as a furnace. The fierce heat was intended to put her to death. To everybody's amazement she kept walking about singing for three days and nights despite the towering temperature. It was then decided to remove her from the Read more bath to be beheaded. In spite of persistent endeavors, however, the executioner failed to sever her head from her neck. Three days later she died from her sufferings. Various accounts of Cecilia's last days are extant, one more horrifying than the other. Her tomb is believed to have been discovered in the catacombs of Rome. This is the woman to whom so much beautiful music, including the material on this disc, has been written. Read less

Works on This Recording

Cantata for St. Cecilia by Frederik Magle
Performer:  Pernille Romer (Double Bass), Tuva Semmingsen (Alto), Peter Tönshoff (Cello),
Kenneth McFarlan (Viola), Anton Lasine (Violin), Vladimir Landa (Violin),
Bente Errebo Nielsen (Trumpet), Birgitte Ewerlöf (Soprano), Emilie Deichmann (Bassoon),
Carina Nyberg (Clarinet), Radi Radev (Oboe), Peter Halaburt (Oboe),
Klaus Jerndorff (Piano), Ossip Frolov (Flute), Jorgen Ditlevsen (Bass)
Conductor:  Gunnar Svensson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caecilia Chorale
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; Denmark 
Language: Danish 
Missa Sanctae Caeciliae by Dan E. Nielsen
Performer:  Anders Skovsted (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gunnar Svensson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caecilia Chorale
Period: 20th Century 
Language: Latin 
Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Cecil Krarup Vedstesen (Soprano), Eva Nyboe Petersen (Alto), Carsten Rysgaard (Tenor),
Rasmus Gerdes (Bass), Helle Nielsen (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gunnar Svensson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caecilia Chorale
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Language: English 
Motets (3) for Chorus and Organ, Op. 39: no 1, Hear my prayer by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Signe Hyldgard (Soprano), Klaus Jerndorff (Piano)
Conductor:  Gunnar Svensson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Caecilia Chorale
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830/1838; Germany 
Language: English 

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