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Sacred Vocal Music From 18th Century Switzerland


Release Date: 05/27/2003 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 7248   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  F. Meyer von SchauenseeJohannes SchmidlinJohann Caspar BachofenJohann Jakob Walder,   ... 
Conductor:  Geoffrey WebberJonathan Hellyer Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gonville and Caius College Choir CambridgeCambridge Baroque Camerata
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Musical life in Switzerland today is one of an extremely high standard. Many music conservatories and institutions offer the highest levels of musicology as well as specializing in a wide variety of approaches to music performance. This rich palette is a far cry from the Switzerland of the late 18th century. Though the country had a rich musical heritage through Medieval and Renaissance times, it was the Reformation that in many ways stunted its musical growth. At least this is the common perception. Sadly, the study of western musical history does not spend a lot of time on the music of Switzerland. In the field of church music, recent research has kindled an awareness of musical activities that operated in a parallel fashion to the Read more restraints imposed by the church; particularly in Zurich. This coexistence of religious musical sobriety and the expression of religious musical sentiments in a secular sphere led to the formation in the 17th century of music societies which catered to these needs. These societies were often based in schools and private homes. The music on this CD is music that was heard during these times. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Te Deum laudamus by F. Meyer von Schauensee
Conductor:  Geoffrey Webber,  Jonathan Hellyer Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gonville and Caius College Choir Cambridge,  Cambridge Baroque Camerata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1763; Switzerland 
2. Gloria in excelsis Deo by Johannes Schmidlin
Conductor:  Geoffrey Webber,  Jonathan Hellyer Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gonville and Caius College Choir Cambridge,  Cambridge Baroque Camerata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1758; Switzerland 
3. Magnificat anima mea Dominum by Johannes Schmidlin
Conductor:  Geoffrey Webber,  Jonathan Hellyer Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gonville and Caius College Choir Cambridge,  Cambridge Baroque Camerata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1758; Switzerland 
4. Schafelein wo bleibst du doch? by Johann Caspar Bachofen
Conductor:  Geoffrey Webber,  Jonathan Hellyer Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gonville and Caius College Choir Cambridge,  Cambridge Baroque Camerata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1755; Switzerland 
5. Christi Tod, des Todes Tod by Johann Caspar Bachofen
Conductor:  Geoffrey Webber,  Jonathan Hellyer Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gonville and Caius College Choir Cambridge,  Cambridge Baroque Camerata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Switzerland 
6. Wo ist Jesus meine Liebe? by Johann Caspar Bachofen
Conductor:  Geoffrey Webber,  Jonathan Hellyer Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gonville and Caius College Choir Cambridge,  Cambridge Baroque Camerata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Switzerland 
7. Drittes Morgen-Lied by Johann Jakob Walder
Conductor:  Geoffrey Webber,  Jonathan Hellyer Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gonville and Caius College Choir Cambridge,  Cambridge Baroque Camerata
Period: Baroque 
Written: Switzerland 
Notes: This selection was written in collaboration with Johann Heinrich Egli. 
8. Auf meines Gottes treu by Johann Heinrich Egli
Conductor:  Geoffrey Webber,  Jonathan Hellyer Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gonville and Caius College Choir Cambridge,  Cambridge Baroque Camerata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Switzerland 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection was written in collaboration with Johann Jakob Walder. 

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