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Herzogenberg: Die Geburt Christi / Grube, Ensemble Oriol

Herzogenberg / Grube / Ensemble Oriol
Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 98001   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Heinrich Herzogenberg
Conductor:  Christian Grube
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Hochschule der Künst KammerchorEnsemble Oriol
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 22 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843-1900) was a singular composer for the 19th Century. He found inspiration in the music of Wagner and Schumann, but was also the founder of the Bach Society and championed works of older composers such as Schütz as well as a personal friend of Brahms. While attracted to the music of the Lutheran church, he was a devout, life-long Catholic.

Herzogenberg's oratorio "The Birth of Christ" was quite extraordinary for its time. Large-scale religious music was no longer fashionable, and even most "Masses" were written for the concert hall rather than the Church. Herzongenberg's Die Geburt Christi is scored for a large orchestra, choir, children's chorus, soloists and organ and
Read more deftly combines the countrapuntal textures of Bach with the late Romantic harmonic language of Brahms. The result is a serene and oddly moving score, achieving some of its most touching moments with the simplest of forces (a lovely setting of Jesu, Lieber Jesu Mein" for solo voice and cello is just one highlight). Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Die Geburt Christi, Op. 90 by Heinrich Herzogenberg
Conductor:  Christian Grube
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Hochschule der Künst Kammerchor,  Ensemble Oriol
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1895; Germany 

Sound Samples

Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part I, Die Verheissung (The Promise): Dies ist der Tag, den Gott gemacht (Organ, Chorus)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part I, Die Verheissung (The Promise): Ich harre des Herrn, meine Seele harret (Tenor I, Tenor II, Bass I, Bass II, Chorus)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part I, Die Verheissung (The Promise): So sprach der Herr zur Schlange (Bass II, Chorus)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part I, Die Verheissung (The Promise): So saget der Horer gottlicher Rede (Bass I, Chorus)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part I, Die Verheissung (The Promise): So sprach der Knecht des Herrn (Tenor II, Chorus)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part I, Die Verheissung (The Promise): Solches verheisst der Eifer (Tenor I, Tenor II, Bass I, Bass II)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part I, Die Verheissung (The Promise): Kommst du, Licht der Heiden (Chorus)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part I, Die Verheissung (The Promise): Ich lag in schweren Banden (Chorus)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part II, Die Erfullung (The Fulfillment): Recitative: Der Engel Gabriel ward gesandt (Soprano, Alto, Tenor I)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part II, Die Erfullung (The Fulfillment): Jesus ist ein susser Nam' (Chorus)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part II, Die Erfullung (The Fulfillment): Recitative: Der wird gross sein (Alto)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part II, Die Erfullung (The Fulfillment): Sei gesegnet, teures Reich (Chorus)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part II, Die Erfullung (The Fulfillment): Maria aber sprach (Soprano, Tenor I)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part II, Die Erfullung (The Fulfillment): Erklinge, Lied, und werde Schall (Soprano, Alto, Tenor II, Bass II, Chorus)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part II, Die Erfullung (The Fulfillment): Recitative: Es begab sich aber zu der Zeit (Tenor I)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part II, Die Erfullung (The Fulfillment): Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen (Chorus)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part II, Die Erfullung (The Fulfillment): Zwischenspiel
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part II, Die Erfullung (The Fulfillment): Joseph, lieber Joseph mein (Soprano, Bass I)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part II, Die Erfullung (The Fulfillment): O heiliges Kind, wir grussen dich (Chorus)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part II, Die Erfullung (The Fulfillment): Recitative: Und es waren Hirten (Alto, Tenor I)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part II, Die Erfullung (The Fulfillment): Ehre sei Gott in der Hohe (Chorus)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part II, Die Erfullung (The Fulfillment): Allein Gott in der Hoh' sei Ehr (Chorus)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part III, Die Anbetung (The Adoration): Hirtenmusik
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part III, Die Anbetung (The Adoration): Kommt und lasst uns Christum ehren (Chorus)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part III, Die Anbetung (The Adoration): Recitative: Und da die Engel von Ihnen (Tenor I, Chorus)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part III, Die Anbetung (The Adoration): Kommet, ihr Hirten (Chorus)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part III, Die Anbetung (The Adoration): Recitative: Und sie kamen eilend (Tenor I)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part III, Die Anbetung (The Adoration): Nun singet und seid froh (Soprano, Alto, Tenor II, Bass II, Chorus)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part III, Die Anbetung (The Adoration): Recitative: Da sie es aber gesehen hatten (Tenor I)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part III, Die Anbetung (The Adoration): Als ich bei meinen Schafen wacht' (Tenor II, Chorus)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part III, Die Anbetung (The Adoration): Recitative: Maria aber behielt (Tenor I)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part III, Die Anbetung (The Adoration): Gelobet sei der Herr (Tenor I, Tenor II, Bass I, Bass II, Chorus)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part III, Die Anbetung (The Adoration): Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt (Chorus)
Die Geburt Christi (The Birth of Christ), Op. 90: Part III, Die Anbetung (The Adoration): Sei willekomm, du edler Gast (Chorus)

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