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Make A Joyful Noise - Choral Masterworks Of Pachelbel


Release Date: 10/11/1994 
Label:  Dhm Deutsche Harmonia Mundi Catalog #: 77305   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann PachelbelJohann Christoph BachJohann Michael Bach
Performer:  Christoph Anselm Noll
Conductor:  Konrad Junghänel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Cölln
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

At the moment, Pachelbel is represented in the catalogue by 'that' canon (of which I see, to my stupefaction, that there are now more than 50 recordings) and by organ music, with scarcely a hint of his vocal works, which in his lifetime were equally prized. Listening to this immensely engaging disc of ten of his motets for double choir from the last two decades of the seventeenth century (recorded for the first time) and a four-part Magnificat, one is grateful indeed that this superb vocal ensemble (with one voice to a part) has made the effort to redress the balance. Almost the first thing to strike one about these motets is their melodic charm: phrases are tossed back and forth antiphonally between the two choirs (the effect greatly Read more enhanced here by widely separated stereo placing), but there is relatively little real polyphony except for an occasional fugato and the interweaving of chorales into the texture in Nun danket alle Gott and Gott ist unser Zuversicht (which incorporates "Ein' feste Burg").

The Johann Christoph introduced here with two five-part funeral motets and an eight-part piece is not, as might have been expected, Pachelbel's pupil, Johann Sebastian's eldest brother, but his uncle (there were, confusingly, no fewer than five Johann Christophs in the family). He too introduces chorales, though against a texture less melodically, more harmonically orientated. His younger brother Johann Michael's eight-part motets are simpler in structure, with less antiphonal treatment: Fürchtet euch nicht (a Christmas motet) includes a lengthy strophic treatment of "Jesu meine Freude".

The singing of the Cantus Cölln is a sheer pleasure to hear—full of vitality, with an ease in often ornate melismas and the purest of tuning and chording, well balanced, sensitively nuanced in dynamics, rhythmically flexible and with exemplary clarity of enunciation: their expressive shaping of words (the freshness of tone with which they invest words like "exultate" or "fröhlich Herz" truly lifts the heart) betokens keen intelligence in their approach and preparation. Enthusiastically recommended.

-- Gramophone [7/1994]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt by Johann Pachelbel
Performer:  Christoph Anselm Noll (Organ)
Conductor:  Konrad Junghänel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Cölln
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  St. Osdag Church, Mandelsloh 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: German 
2.
Nun danket alle Gott by Johann Pachelbel
Performer:  Christoph Anselm Noll (Organ)
Conductor:  Konrad Junghänel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Cölln
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1705; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  St. Osdag Church, Mandelsloh 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: German 
3.
Exsurgat Deus by Johann Pachelbel
Performer:  Christoph Anselm Noll (Organ)
Conductor:  Konrad Junghänel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Cölln
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  St. Osdag Church, Mandelsloh 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
4.
Fürchte dich nicht by Johann Christoph Bach
Performer:  Christoph Anselm Noll (Organ)
Conductor:  Konrad Junghänel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Cölln
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  St. Osdag Church, Mandelsloh 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: German 
5.
Der Gerechte, ob er Gleich zu zeitlich stirbt by Johann Christoph Bach
Performer:  Christoph Anselm Noll (Organ)
Conductor:  Konrad Junghänel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Cölln
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  St. Osdag Church, Mandelsloh 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: German 
6.
Tröste uns Gott unser Heiland by Johann Pachelbel
Performer:  Christoph Anselm Noll (Organ)
Conductor:  Konrad Junghänel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Cölln
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  St. Osdag Church, Mandelsloh 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: German 
7.
Magnificat in D major by Johann Pachelbel
Performer:  Christoph Anselm Noll (Organ)
Conductor:  Konrad Junghänel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Cölln
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  St. Osdag Church, Mandelsloh 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
8.
Der Herr ist König und herrlich geschmückt by Johann Pachelbel
Performer:  Christoph Anselm Noll (Organ)
Conductor:  Konrad Junghänel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Cölln
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  St. Osdag Church, Mandelsloh 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: German 
9.
Ich lasse dich nicht by Johann Christoph Bach
Performer:  Christoph Anselm Noll (Organ)
Conductor:  Konrad Junghänel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Cölln
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  St. Osdag Church, Mandelsloh 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: German 
10.
Gott ist unser Zuversicht by Johann Pachelbel
Performer:  Christoph Anselm Noll (Organ)
Conductor:  Konrad Junghänel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Cölln
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  St. Osdag Church, Mandelsloh 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: German 
11.
Paratum cor meum Deus by Johann Pachelbel
Performer:  Christoph Anselm Noll (Organ)
Conductor:  Konrad Junghänel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Cölln
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  St. Osdag Church, Mandelsloh 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
12.
Der Herr ist König, darum toben die Völker by Johann Pachelbel
Performer:  Christoph Anselm Noll (Organ)
Conductor:  Konrad Junghänel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Cölln
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  St. Osdag Church, Mandelsloh 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: German 
13.
Halt, was du hast by Johann Michael Bach
Performer:  Christoph Anselm Noll (Organ)
Conductor:  Konrad Junghänel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Cölln
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  St. Osdag Church, Mandelsloh 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: German 
14.
Fürchtet euch nicht by Johann Michael Bach
Performer:  Christoph Anselm Noll (Organ)
Conductor:  Konrad Junghänel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Cölln
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  St. Osdag Church, Mandelsloh 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: German 
15.
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied by Johann Pachelbel
Performer:  Christoph Anselm Noll (Organ)
Conductor:  Konrad Junghänel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Cölln
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  St. Osdag Church, Mandelsloh 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: German 
16.
Jauchzet Gott alle Lande by Johann Pachelbel
Performer:  Christoph Anselm Noll (Organ)
Conductor:  Konrad Junghänel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus Cölln
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1993 
Venue:  St. Osdag Church, Mandelsloh 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: German 

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