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Angelic Voices - The Best Of The Vienna Boys' Choir


Release Date: 01/12/1999 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 462778   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachWolfgang Amadeus MozartFelix MendelssohnGeorge Frideric Handel,   ... 
Performer:  Michael G. GormleyAlfred HalbartschlagerGeorge StangelbergerBenjamin Schmidinger,   ... 
Conductor:  Uwe Christian HarrerPeter Marschik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chorus ViennensisVienna Symphony OrchestraVienna Boys' Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For over 500 years, the Vienna Boys' Choir has been synonymous with choral music. In a city that has been home to many of the greatest names in music history, it continues to be one of the most recognized names and sounds in the world.
A compilation of "greatest hits," ANGELIC VOICES features most of the expected classics, including Georg Frideric Handel's "Hallelujah" and Franz Gruber's "Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht." However, there are several surprises in store for listeners, including an amusing arrangement of Carlos Jobim's 'The Girl from Ipanema.'
Those looking for a retrospective of the Vienna Boys Choir will not be disappointed by ANGELIC VOICES. Likewise, those looking for an introduction to the world of choral music would
Read more be wise to choose this as a prime example.
Includes now is the hour. Ensemble: Vienna Boys' Choir. Conductor: Peter Marschik. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Michael G. Gormley (Organ)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chorus Viennensis,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: German 
2.
Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Halbartschlager (Organ)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chorus Viennensis,  Vienna Volksoper Chamber Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
3.
Hear my prayer: O, for the wings of a dove by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  George Stangelberger (Organ), Benjamin Schmidinger (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Peter Marschik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: German 
4.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Michael G. Gormley (Organ)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chorus Viennensis,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Requiem, Op. 48: Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Max Emanuel Cencic (Boy Soprano), Alfred Halbartschlager (Organ)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Chamber Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888 rev 1893; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
6.
Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a): Alleluia by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Max Emanuel Cencic (Boy Soprano), Alfred Halbartschlager (Organ)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Chamber Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Milan, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
7.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Ingomar Rainer (Organ)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chorus Viennensis,  Vienna Volksoper Chamber Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: German 
8.
Samson, HWV 57: Let the bright Seraphim by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Gottfried Gindlhumer (Trumpet), Alfred Halbartschlager (Organ), Max Emanuel Cencic (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Chamber Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Rinaldo, HWV 7: Armida dispietata...Lascia ch'io pianga mia cruda sorte by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Max Emanuel Cencic (Boy Soprano), Alfred Halbartschlager (Organ)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Chamber Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Peter Marschik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chorus Viennensis,  Vienna Volksoper Chamber Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Max Emanuel Cencic (Boy Soprano), Roman Ortner (Piano)
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1883; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: German 
12.
The keeper would a-hunting go by Traditional
Conductor:  Peter Marschik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Peter Marschik 
13.
Scarborough Fair by Traditional
Conductor:  Peter Marschik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Peter Marschik 
14.
Loch Lomond by Traditional
Performer:  Peter Marschik (Piano)
Conductor:  Peter Marschik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Written: Scotland 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Peter Marschik 
15.
Shenandoah by Traditional
Conductor:  Peter Marschik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Peter Marschik 
16.
Heidenröslein by Traditional
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranged: H. Furthmoser 
17.
Kuckuck by Traditional
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Chamber Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Length: 1 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranged: H. Froschauer 
18.
El Condor Pasa by Daniel Aloymias Robles
Conductor:  Peter Marschik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Written: Peru 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: Arranged: Peter Marschik 
19.
La Guantanamera by José Fernández Díaz
Conductor:  Peter Marschik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Cuba 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: Arranged: Peter Marschik
Julián Orbón combined original music by José Fernández Díaz with José
Martí's poem "Versos Sencillos" to create the song as it is known today. 
20.
Cielito lindo by Quirino Mendoza y Cortez
Conductor:  Peter Marschik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1882; Mexico 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: Arranged: Peter Marschik 
21.
The girl from Ipanema by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Performer:  Peter Marschik (Piano)
Conductor:  Peter Marschik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; Brazil 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: Arranged: Peter Marschik 

Sound Samples

Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147: 10. Choral: "Jesus bleibet meine Freude"
Ave verum corpus, K.618
Hear My Prayer, Hymn for Soprano, Chorus and Organ - Sung in German
Messiah / Part 2: 42. Chorus: "Hallelujah"
Requiem, Op.48: 4. Pie Jesu
Exsultate, jubilate, K.165: 4. Alleluia
Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht
From Samson: Let the Bright Seraphim
From Rinaldo: Lascia ch'io pianga
Zadok the Priest (Coronation Anthem No.1, HWV 258)
Voices of Spring, Op.410 (Frühlingsstimmen)
The keeper would a-hunting go (England)
Scarborough fair (England)
Loch Lomond (Scotland)
Shenandoa (USA)
Now is the hour (New Zealand)
Garota de Ipanema (Brasil)
El condor pasa (Bolivia)
La Guantanamera (Cuba)
Cielito lindo (Mexico)
Heidenröslein
Kuckuck, Kuckuck, ruft's aus dem Wald

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