... and ... / Paul Hillier, Ars Nova Copenhagen

Release Date: 11/20/2020
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8574281
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 61 Minutes

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$11.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews

This collection of sacred music spans the centuries by interspersing contemporary works with the Laudario di Cortona, Italy, part of an extensive collection compiled during the 13th century. They are performed in arrangements by Paul Hillier which celebrate their very distinctive ambience. The six pieces by Arvo Pärt are relatively recent and exemplify his intensely communicative musical language, not least when setting Church Slavonic. The text of Julia Wolfe’s arresting Guard My Tongue is derived from Psalm 34, whilst Caroline Shaw, the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for music, uses extended vocal techniques in her setting.

ARS NOVACopenhagen was founded in 1979 and is widely recognized as one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles. The ensemble’s chief conductor and artistic director since 2003 is the acclaimed British conductor Paul Hillier. The ensemble specializes in the interpretation of the polyphonic choral music of the renaissance and new vocal music. Ars Nova is also building collaborations with creative artists in different fields such as drama, film, and ballet, as well as cultivating new modes of concert performance and innovative repertoire. The group’s performances are marked with precision and nerve and with a sound that attracts attention worldwide. With an annual concert season in Denmark, numerous concerts in the rest of Europe and recurring tours worldwide, the group is now more in demand than ever.

Works on This Recording
1. And the Swallow by Caroline Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen
2. Venite a laudare [Laude di Cortona] by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen
3. Guard My Tongue by Julia Wolfe
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen
Written: 2009 ;
4. Cristo e nato [Laude di Cortona] by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen
5. Laude novella sia cantata [Laude di Cortona] by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen
6. Drei Hirtenkinder aus Fátima by Arvo Pärt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen
Written: 2014 ;
7. Kleine Litanei by Arvo Pärt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen
Written: 2015 ;
8. Virgencita by Arvo Pärt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen
Written: 2012 ;
9. Oi me, lasso, è freddo lo mio core [Laude di Cortona] by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen
10. Altissima luce [Laude di Cortona] by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen
11. Sia Laudato San Francesco [Laude di Cortona] by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen
12. Habitare fratres in unum by Arvo Pärt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen
13. Alleluia tropus by Arvo Pärt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen
Written: 2008 ;
14. Ja ma kuulsin hääle… (And I heard a voice…) by Arvo Pärt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen
Written: 2017 ;
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