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In dulci jubilo / Hillier, Theatre of Voices


Release Date: 10/20/2017 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: 6220661  
Composer:  Heinrich ScheidemannChristian GeistJohann Christoph BachDietrich Buxtehude,   ... 
Performer:  Allan RasmussenJudith-Maria BlomsterbergElse TorpFredrik From,   ... 
Conductor:  Paul HillierPaul Hilliard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In the gloomy sky of a winter’s night a bright star emerges and ignites Advent’s anticipation of the Nativity –the year moves towards the rebirth of light just at the time of greatest darkness. With evocative works by the Baroque master Dietrich Buxtehude and the circle of 17th-century northern German composers around him, Paul Hillier conducts his Grammy award-winning ensemble Theatre of Voices in a stimulating addition to the traditional Christmas repertoire. Theatre of Voices, widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost vocal groups, was founded by Paul Hillier in 1990 and re-established in Denmark when he moved to that country in 2004. The group presents a wide range of contemporary music, often juxtaposed with elements of early Read more music. Their programs feature many of today’s most eminent composers - Berio, Pärt, Reich, Cage, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Stockhausen - while among their current favourite ‘early’ composers are Perotin, Dowland, and Buxtehude. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Praeambulum for Organ no 10 in F major, WV 39 by Heinrich Scheidemann
Performer:  Allan Rasmussen (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
2.
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern by Christian Geist
Performer:  Judith-Maria Blomsterberg (Cello), Else Torp (Soprano), Allan Rasmussen (Organ),
Fredrik From (Violin), Jesenka Balic Zunic (Violin)
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
3.
Merk auf, mein Herz, und sieh dorthin by Johann Christoph Bach
Performer:  Jane Gower (Bassoon), Allan Rasmussen (Organ), Judith-Maria Blomsterberg (Cello),
Mattias Frostenson (Violone)
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
4.
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BuxWV 211 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Allan Rasmussen (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
5.
Fürchtet euch nicht, BuxWV 30 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Allan Rasmussen (Organ), Jakob Bloch Jespersen (Bass), Jane Gower (Bassoon),
Else Torp (Soprano), Jesenka Balic Zunic (Violin), Fredrik From (Violin),
Judith-Maria Blomsterberg (Cello)
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
6.
Pastores dicit quidnam vidistis by Christian Geist
Performer:  Jesenka Balic Zunic (Violin), Allan Rasmussen (Organ), Fredrik From (Violin),
Mattias Frostenson (Violone)
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Baroque 
7.
Fuga for Organ in G minor by Johann Adam Reincken
Performer:  Allan Rasmussen (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
8.
Das neugeborne Kindelein, BuxWV 13 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Jane Gower (Bassoon), Jesenka Balic Zunic (Violin), Allan Rasmussen (Organ),
Fredrik From (Violin), Kanerva Juutilainen (Viola), Mattias Frostenson (Violone)
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
9.
Ein kleines Kindelein, sacred aria for voice & 5 strings by Franz Tunder
Performer:  Mattias Frostenson (Violone), Judith-Maria Blomsterberg (Cello), Kanerva Juutilainen (Viola),
Kate Browton (Soprano), Allan Rasmussen (Organ), Fredrik From (Violin),
Jesenka Balic Zunic (Violin)
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
10.
In dulci jubilo, BuxWV 52 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Jesenka Balic Zunic (Violin), Allan Rasmussen (Organ), Fredrik From (Violin),
Judith-Maria Blomsterberg (Cello)
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
11.
Praeambulum for Organ in D Minor by Johann Adam Reincken
Performer:  Allan Rasmussen (Organ)
12.
Jesu dulcis memoria, BuxWV 57 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Mattias Frostenson (Violone), Judith-Maria Blomsterberg (Cello), Fredrik From (Violin),
Allan Rasmussen (Organ), Jesenka Balic Zunic (Violin), Jane Gower (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Paul Hilliard
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
13.
Rex Virtutum, for bass voice, 2 violins & continuo by Matthias Weckmann
Performer:  Jakob Bloch Jespersen (Bass), Allan Rasmussen (Organ), Fredrik From (Violin),
Jane Gower (Bassoon), Jesenka Balic Zunic (Violin), Mattias Frostenson (Violone)
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Period: Baroque 
14.
Ab Oriente venerum Magi by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Performer:  Allan Rasmussen (Organ)
Conductor:  Paul Hillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1619; Netherlands (Holland 
15.
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BuxWV 223 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Allan Rasmussen (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A Fresh Take on Baroque Christmas Music November 29, 2017 By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA) See All My Reviews "I've been burnt out on Christmas music for some time -- even classical Christmas music. But In Dulci Jubilo promised something fresh -- seasonal music from Dieterich Buxtehude and his colleagues. And it was recorded by Paul Hillier and the Theater of Voices. I wasn't disappointed. In Dulci Jubilo is a time capsule of Christmas and Advent music from Northern Germany in the late 1600s. The Protestant Reformation had established its own musical voice. Dietrich Buxtehude, Heinrich Scheidemann, Franz Tundar, Johann Christoph Bach (J.S. Bach's great uncle) laid the foundation composers of the High Baroque would build on. Paul Hillier is a meticulous director, and his attention to detail shows in the performances and the program. The Theatre of Voices has an exceptionally seamless blend. And they're all top-notch soloists as well. The program takes the listener through the liturgical season, from Advent through Epiphany with selections to match. And the works are nicely balanced between choral and instrumental. Some selections are familiar, such as In Dulci Jubilo and Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (How Brightly Shines the Morning Star). Others, such as Buxtehude's Das neugeborne Kindelein and J.C. Bach's Merk auf, mein Herz were new to me. But familiar or not, there's a consistency that runs through all these works. Luther was all about clarity, and these works deliver their message in a straightforward fashion. The pulse is always clear, and no matter how artful the counterpoint, the words are never obscured. In Dulce Jubilo is a well-sung, well-organized program that effectively captures a moment in time. A moment that more than hints of the grandeur that was to come with Bach, Handel, and Telemann." Report Abuse
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