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Ryba: Czech Christmas Mass, Missa Pastoralis / Thuri, Et Al


Release Date: 10/12/1999 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8554428   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jan Jakub Ryba
Conductor:  Frantisek Xaver Thuri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of the Czech MadrigalistsOrchestra of the Czech Madrigalists
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Czech Christmas Mass by Jan Jakub Ryba
Conductor:  Frantisek Xaver Thuri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of the Czech Madrigalists,  Orchestra of the Czech Madrigalists
Period: Classical 
Written: Czech Republic 
2.
Missa Pastoralis by Jan Jakub Ryba
Conductor:  Frantisek Xaver Thuri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of the Czech Madrigalists,  Orchestra of the Czech Madrigalists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Czech Republic 

Sound Samples

Missa pastoralis bohemica, "Hej, mistre", (Hail, master!): Kyrie
Missa pastoralis bohemica, "Hej, mistre", (Hail, master!): Gloria
Missa pastoralis bohemica, "Hej, mistre", (Hail, master!): Graduale
Missa pastoralis bohemica, "Hej, mistre", (Hail, master!): Credo
Missa pastoralis bohemica, "Hej, mistre", (Hail, master!): Offertorium
Missa pastoralis bohemica, "Hej, mistre", (Hail, master!): Sanctus
Missa pastoralis bohemica, "Hej, mistre", (Hail, master!): Benedictus
Missa pastoralis bohemica, "Hej, mistre", (Hail, master!): Agnus Dei
Missa pastoralis bohemica, "Hej, mistre", (Hail, master!): Zaver (Final Chorus)
Missa pastoralis bohemica, "Hej, mistre", (Hail, master!): Kyrie
Missa pastoralis bohemica, "Hej, mistre", (Hail, master!): Gloria
Missa pastoralis bohemica, "Hej, mistre", (Hail, master!): Graduale
Missa pastoralis bohemica, "Hej, mistre", (Hail, master!): Credo
Missa pastoralis bohemica, "Hej, mistre", (Hail, master!): Offertorium
Missa pastoralis bohemica, "Hej, mistre", (Hail, master!): Sanctus
Missa pastoralis bohemica, "Hej, mistre", (Hail, master!): Benedictus
Missa pastoralis bohemica, "Hej, mistre", (Hail, master!): Agnus Dei
Missa pastoralis bohemica, "Hej, mistre", (Hail, master!): Dona nobis

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Splendid! A rare and and uplifting Christmas trea December 20, 2012 By David Hamilton (Toronto, ON) See All My Reviews "The works of Ryba are well know and beloved by the Czech nation. His Christmas Mass is wildly popular in the Czech Republic and has been since it was written in the late 18th Century.There are quite a few recordings available but this one from Naxos by the Choir and Orchestra of the Czech Madrigalists seems the most authentic I have heard. Ryba's music is a combination of simple folk idioms,pastorals and good old fashioned classical period orchestration.The sometimes repetitive phrasing belies the powerful and hypnotic appeal of each section of the mass. This is simple music written for Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve yet it has a purity and honesty befitting the solemnity of the occasion.The blazing horns and trumpets soaring above the splendid choir in the final section, following the Agnes Dei, is absolutely thrilling. Terrific performance! Would that I could attend a Midnight Mass one Christmas and go home with Ryba's "Hail Master" Christmas Mass ( Cantata really) ringing in my ears! Sadly there appears to be no information about the performers in the Naxos notes-nor anywhere else that I can determine." Report Abuse
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