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Stille Nacht... / Gronostay, RIAS Kammerchor

Willaert / Stoltzer / Senfl / Praetorius / Anonym
Release Date: 11/18/2014 
Label:  Audite   Catalog #: 97711   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Adrian WillaertThomas StoltzerLudwig SenflLeonhard Schröter,   ... 
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Christmas carols on this CD form a dramaturgical cycle, beginning with the mysterious night into which falls the light of God; there follow narrative and devotional songs as well as hymns of praise leading to the birth of Christ, then back into the night that also symbolically bears within itself the breaking of the new day. They form an arc extending from the music of the Renaissance and Baroque to romantic choral works, settings of lieder and compositions of the 20th century. For over 40 years, Uwe Gronostay [1939-2008] strongly influenced German and European choral culture as a conductor, pedagogue and organiser in equal measure in the professional choral scene, with the high-achievement ensembles amongst amateur choirs, in education Read more at academies of music and in international networking. He would have turned 75 on 25 October 2014. To mark this occasion, audite is releasing the present CD with Christmas carols recorded by Gronostay for the RIAS Berlin during the 14 years of his period as artistic director of the RIAS Chamber Choir between 1972 and 1986. Alongside several well-known pieces, there are also lesser-known ones that will offer interested listeners a welcome expansion of the Christmas repertoire. At the same time, the CD documents Gronostay‘s view that all ambitious choral work should begin with the stylistic richness and sonic challenges of the a-cappella literature, progressively working from short forms to major works. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Mirabile mysterium by Adrian Willaert
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1545; Venice, Italy 
2.
Dies sanctificatus by Thomas Stoltzer
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
3.
Grates nunc omnes by Thomas Stoltzer
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
4.
Et filius datus est nobis by Ludwig Senfl
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
5.
Lobt gott, ihr Christen alle gleich by Leonhard Schröter
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
6.
Freut euch, ihr lieben Christen by Leonhard Schröter
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Germany 
7.
Freut euch und jubiliert by Sethus Calvisius
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Austria 
8.
Gloria in excelsis Deo by Sethus Calvisius
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Austria 
9.
Joseph, lieber Joseph mein by Sethus Calvisius
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Austria 
10.
Wie soll ich dich empfangen by Johannes Crüger
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Baroque 
11.
Übers Gebirg Maria geht by Johannes Eccard
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
12.
Das Reis by Martin Grabert
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
13.
Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn by Heinrich Herzogenberg
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
14.
In dulci jubilo by Carl Loewe
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
15.
Er ist da, Hallelujah by Wolfgang Jehn
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
16.
Hier liegt das Kindelein auf Heu und auf Stroh by Wolfgang Jehn
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
17.
Auf dem Heu das Kindlein by Wolfgang Jehn
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
18.
Nacht über Judaland by Wolfgang Jehn
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
19.
Mit lieblichen Flöten by Wolfgang Jehn
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
20.
Kommt, ihr Brüder by Wolfgang Jehn
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
21.
Geboren im Stalle by Wolfgang Jehn
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
22.
Macht euch auf, ihr Hirten alle by Wolfgang Jehn
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
23.
Der du die Welt geschaffen hast by Hans F. Micheelsen
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
24.
Trittst du wieder vor die Nacht by Hans F. Micheelsen
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
25.
Steht auf und wacht, der Morgen lacht by Hans F. Micheelsen
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
26.
O oriens, splendor lucis aeternae by Johann Nepomuk David
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
27.
Lobet ihr Knechte des Herrn by Heinz Werner Zimmermann
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
28.
Uns ist ein Kind geboren by Heinz Werner Zimmermann
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
29.
O Tannenbaum, for chorus by Helmut Barbe
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
30.
Maria durch ein Dornwald ging by Helmut Barbe
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
31.
Die Nacht ist vorgedrungen by Johannes Petzold
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Germany 
32.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Uwe Gronostay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 

Customer Reviews

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 A Christmas Delight January 31, 2016 By David W. (Peterborough, ON) See All My Reviews "A wonderful addition to my Christmas collection of more standard, mixed with beautifully eclectic selections. The performances are strong yet their is gentleness in the delivery of text and musical line. It makes a great pairing with Von Himmel Hoch... from RIAS." Report Abuse
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