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Nystedt: Sacred Choral Music / Kåre Hanken, Schola Cantorum


Release Date: 06/22/1999 
Label:  Asv   Catalog #: 1054   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Knut Nystedt
Performer:  Aage Kvalbein
Conductor:  Kåre Hanken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Cantorum
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Premieres of hauntingly beautiful contemporary choral music by Norway's finest living composer, idiomatically performed by a superb Norwegian choir. Knut Nystedt (b.1915) has held a central position in Scandinavian post-war music. His music, always accessible, is wide-ranging in style, yet satisfyingly in accord with the uplifting spiritualism in vogue through such as Tavener. This is the first single disc survey of his sacred choral music, and includes world premieres of two substantial works. The Stabat Mater convincingly conveys the poignancy and hope in the Medieval poem, with gentle lines contrasted with dissonance centring around a dramatic cello solo. The recent Miserere for 16-part choir thrillingly contrasts elements of Plainsong Read more with diatonic note-clusters. The Oslo-based Schola Cantorum were founded 35 years ago by Nystedt himself. Under Kåre Hanken, their conductor since 1987, the choir could not be bettered in giving persuasive, idiomatic accounts of the music of their fellow-countryman. ***** Star Review - Choir & Organ Magazine September 2000 Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
If you receive my words, Op. 61 no 4 by Knut Nystedt
Conductor:  Kåre Hanken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Cantorum
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; Norway 
Date of Recording: 1996-98 
Venue:  Uranienborg Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 6 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Thou, O Lord by Knut Nystedt
Conductor:  Kåre Hanken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Cantorum
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; Norway 
Date of Recording: 1996-98 
Venue:  Uranienborg Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
O Crux, Op. 79 by Knut Nystedt
Conductor:  Kåre Hanken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Cantorum
Written: 1977 
Date of Recording: 1996-98 
Venue:  Uranienborg Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
4.
Peace I leave with you, Op. 43 no 2 by Knut Nystedt
Conductor:  Kåre Hanken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Cantorum
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; Norway 
Date of Recording: 1996-98 
Venue:  Uranienborg Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Die Güte des Herrn, Op. 125 by Knut Nystedt
Conductor:  Kåre Hanken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Cantorum
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; Norway 
Date of Recording: 1996-98 
Venue:  Uranienborg Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: German 
6.
Immortal Bach by Knut Nystedt
Conductor:  Kåre Hanken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Cantorum
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; Norway 
Date of Recording: 1996-98 
Venue:  Uranienborg Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is an arrangement of J.S. Bach's "Komm, süsser Tod, komm,
sel'ge Ruh'!, BWV 478." 
7.
Miserere, Op. 140 by Knut Nystedt
Conductor:  Kåre Hanken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Cantorum
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; Norway 
Date of Recording: 1996-98 
Venue:  Uranienborg Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 14 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
8.
Stabat Mater, Op. 111 by Knut Nystedt
Performer:  Aage Kvalbein (Cello)
Conductor:  Kåre Hanken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Cantorum
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; Norway 
Date of Recording: 1996-98 
Venue:  Uranienborg Church, Oslo, Norway 
Length: 15 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

Sound Samples

If You Receive My Words, Op.61. No.4 (1973)
Thou, O Lord (1967)
Stabat Mater, Op.111 (1986)
Miserere, Op.140 (1993)
Die Gute Des Herrn, Op.125 (1990)
Immortal Bach
O Crux, Op.79 (1977)
Peace I Leave With You, Op.43 No.2 (1957)

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