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Bloch: Sacred Service / Jaffe, Schachat, South Africa So

Release Date: 04/15/2000 
Label:  Phoenix Usa   Catalog #: 146   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Colin Schachat
Conductor:  Elli Jaffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of South AfricaJohannesburg Symphony Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ernest Bloch's 'Sacred Service' is a unique work of synthesis. A product of Bloch's second, neo-classical period, it sounds in many ways like a Bach cantata, but the text is in Hebrew, the spiritual inspiration Jewish. Also, though Bloch's neo-classical period was rooted in his rediscovery of Bach and Palestrina, and characterized by Bloch's intensified study of counterpoint, 'Sacred Service' is inflected with the grandeur of late romanticism and the harmonic influence of his earlier mentors, Mussorgsky and Strauss.
Set for orchestra, chorus and a baritone soloist, who fulfills the role of cantor in the Sabbath service, 'Sacred Service' was commissioned for the Sabbath Morning Service at Temple Emmanuel in San Francisco in 1930. On this
Read more CD, baritone Colin Schachat is the featured soloist; his repertoire covering an extensive range of both classical and cantorial music, he is the perfect choice for this work. Read less

Works on This Recording

Avodath hakodesh by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Colin Schachat (Baritone)
Conductor:  Elli Jaffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of South Africa,  Johannesburg Symphony Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930-1933; Switzerland 
Language: Hebrew 

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