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Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal / Reize, Singknaben der St. Ursenkathedrale Solothurn


Release Date: 09/22/2017 
Label:  Rondeau Productions   Catalog #: 6134  
Composer:  Ruggiero GiovannelliSergei RachmaninovAnonymousIvo Antognini,   ... 
Conductor:  Andreas Reize
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Solothurn St. Urs Cathedral Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Singknaben of the Cathedral of St. Ursus in Solothurn are the oldest boys' choir in Switzerland. With Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal they bridge the gap between the Middle Ages and modern times by skillfully blending carols and motets of the old masters together with those of contemporary composers. Take for example Michael Praetorius’ (1571-1621) beautiful setting of Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, which is juxtaposed against a new arrangement by Paul Mealor (b. 1975). Early music in a new guise can also be found in Gaudate, Christus est natus and O Heiland,reiß die Himmel auf as well as in the medieval hymn Ave Maris Stella, which Ivo Antognini (b. 1963) specifically reset to music for the choir. With the CD, the Singknaben, under the Read more direction of Andreas Reize, string together a row of musical gems from different centuries that are all related to each other and together provide a comprehensive overview of Christmas traditions over the centuries. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Beata es, virgo Maria by Ruggiero Giovannelli
Conductor:  Andreas Reize
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Solothurn St. Urs Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
2.
Vespers, Op. 37: no 6, Hail, Virgin, Mother of God by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Andreas Reize
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Solothurn St. Urs Cathedral Choir
3.
Es kommt ein Schiff geladen by Anonymous
Conductor:  Andreas Reize
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Solothurn St. Urs Cathedral Choir
4.
Ave Maris Stella by Ivo Antognini
Conductor:  Andreas Reize
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Solothurn St. Urs Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
5.
Second Eve, for chorus by Ola Gjeilo
Conductor:  Andreas Reize
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Solothurn St. Urs Cathedral Choir
6.
O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf by Traditional
Conductor:  Andreas Reize
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Solothurn St. Urs Cathedral Choir
Written: Germany 
7.
Maria durch ein Dornwald ging by Traditional
Conductor:  Andreas Reize
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Solothurn St. Urs Cathedral Choir
8.
Gabriels Message by Anonymous
Conductor:  Andreas Reize
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Solothurn St. Urs Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
9.
Gaudete, Christus est natus by Traditional
Conductor:  Andreas Reize
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Solothurn St. Urs Cathedral Choir
Period: Medieval 
Written: England 
10.
Jubilate Deo by Giovanni Gabrieli
Conductor:  Andreas Reize
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Solothurn St. Urs Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
11.
In dulci jubilo by Michael Praetorius
Conductor:  Andreas Reize
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Solothurn St. Urs Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1619; Germany 
12.
Jul, jul stralande jul by Gustaf Nordqvist
Conductor:  Andreas Reize
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Solothurn St. Urs Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Sweden 
13.
Oh du frohliche by Josef Michel
Conductor:  Andreas Reize
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Solothurn St. Urs Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Germany 
14.
Sweeter Still "A holiday carol" by Eric William Barnum
Conductor:  Andreas Reize
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Solothurn St. Urs Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
15.
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Conductor:  Andreas Reize
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Solothurn St. Urs Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
16.
A Spotless Rose, for chorus (from "Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal") by Paul Mealor
Conductor:  Andreas Reize
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Solothurn St. Urs Cathedral Choir
Period: Contemporary 
17.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Andreas Reize
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Solothurn St. Urs Cathedral Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 

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