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Himmelslieder / Creed, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart


Release Date: 06/10/2016 
Label:  Swr Music   Catalog #: 19015   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Benjamin BrittenTraditionalAnonymousArvo Pärt,   ... 
Performer:  Judith HilgerMaria StangeJohanna ZimmerBernhard Hartmann,   ... 
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SWR Vocal Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Christmas, more than any other holiday, is deeply rooted in a nation’s culture. This is why Christmas carols from different cultures sound so vastly different from one another. This collection of songs includes music all the way from the Middle Ages to the present day. Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols is a notable track on this release, and is built on folk carols and considered by many to be one of the best Christmas cantatas. One of the world’s best choirs, the SWR Vokalensemble, performs these works. Christmas, more than any other holiday, is deeply rooted in a nation’s culture. This is why Christmas carols from different cultures sound so vastly different from one another. This collection of songs includes music all the way from the Middle Ages to the present day. Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols is a notable track on this release, and is built on folk carols and considered by many to be one of the best Christmas cantatas. One of the world’s best choirs, the SWR Vokalensemble, performs these works. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Judith Hilger (Soprano), Maria Stange (Harp), Johanna Zimmer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SWR Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
2.
There Is No Rose of Such Virtue (English) by Traditional
Performer:  Bernhard Hartmann (Baritone), Reiner Holthaus (Baritone), Julius Pfeifer (Tenor),
Johannes Kaleschke (Tenor), Hubert Mayer (Tenor), Philip Niederberger (Bass)
Period: Medieval 
Written: 1420; England 
3.
Verbum patris humanatur by Anonymous
Performer:  Bernhard Hartmann (Baritone), Alexander Yudenkov (Tenor), Julius Pfeifer (Tenor),
Hubert Mayer (Tenor), Johannes Kaleschke (Tenor), Philip Niederberger (Bass)
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1290; England 
4.
Magnificat Antiphons (7) by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SWR Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988/1991 
5.
Maria durch ein Dornwald ging by Heinrich Kaminski
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SWR Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
6.
Lasst uns das Kindelein Wiegen by Heinrich Kaminski
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SWR Vocal Ensemble
7.
Joseph, lieber Joseph mein by Heinrich Kaminski
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SWR Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
8.
Motets (4) pour le temps de Noël by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SWR Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1952; France 
9.
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Conductor:  Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble:  SWR Vocal Ensemble
Period: Baroque 

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