It Is Finished - Stations Of The Cross / St. Martin's Chamber Choir

Release Date: 6/5/2007
Catalog Number: CYG 009
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Martin's Chamber Choir
Number of Discs: 1

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CD
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Notes and Editorial Reviews
A poignant album of sacred classics for Holy Week.

"The idea here is to offer music that corresponds to the "stations of the cross", a collection of both scriptural (from all four Gospels) and legendary incidents associated with Christ's final path to Calvary and his crucifixion there. These are not narrative pieces that help tell the actual story, but meditations suitable to each stage of the journey. Quite a few churches commemorate the passion story in this manner, so a collection like this one could be considered a service of sorts .

Most of the 15 selections are well-known items from ages past: Renaissance and baroque masters like Lassus, Palestrina, Byrd, Tallis, and Schutz, among others; later notables like Mendelssohn, Bruckner, and Casals. Contemporary items from M. Susan Brown and Terry Schlenker (a favorite of this choir) round things out. It's all very subdued, full of melancholy, and very lovely. Don't hesitate."

-- Lindsay Koob, American Record Guide [11/2007]
Works on This Recording
1. Et non intres in judicum by Orlando de Lassus
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Martin's Chamber Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; Munich, Germany
2. Ecce quomodo moritur justus by Karl Georg von Reutter
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Martin's Chamber Choir
Period: Classical
3. Stabat Mater by Claudio Casciolini
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Martin's Chamber Choir
Period: Baroque
4. Adoramus te Christe by Giovanni Palestrina
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Martin's Chamber Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1581 ; Italy
5. Anima mea liquefacta est by Martin de Rivafreche
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Martin's Chamber Choir
6. Psalms of David, Op. 2: Die mit Tränen säen, SWV 42 by Heinrich Schütz
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Martin's Chamber Choir
Period: Baroque
Written: 1619 ; Germany
7. Adoramus te by Quirino Gasparini
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Martin's Chamber Choir
Period: 18th Century
Written: 18th Century ; Italy
8. Psalms (3), Op. 78: no 3, Psalm 22 "Warum hast du mich verlassen" by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Martin's Chamber Choir
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; Germany
9. O vos omnes by Pablo Casals
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Martin's Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century
Written: ?1932 ;
10. In manus tuas by Thomas Tallis
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Martin's Chamber Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: after 1559 ; England
11. Christus factus est in D minor, WAB 10 by Anton Bruckner
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Martin's Chamber Choir
Period: Romantic
Written: 1879 ; Vienna, Austria
12. Mass for Double Choir: Alleluia by Terry Schlenker
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Martin's Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century
13. Gradualia, Volume 1: Part 2 - Ave verum corpus by William Byrd
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Martin's Chamber Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: 1605 ; England
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