Unto Us A Child Is Born: Weihnachtliche Chormusik

Release Date: 1/1/2010
Catalog Number: ARS38088
Conductor: Nicol Matt
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
"Unto Us a Child is Born" invites to a diverse and wide-ranging journey into choral music for Christmas. Beginning with Mary and Joseph's arduous journey to Bethlehem and continuing through the heightened sense of anticipation and uncertainty of Advent season, we arrive at the worship of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Step by step, the program comes nearer to the celebration of Holy Night and the commemoration of the Birth of Christ. The musical journey ends on Twelfth Night, marking the conclusion of the Twelve Days of Christmas and the coming of the Epiphany. Nicol Matt (*1970) is one of Germany's few new generation conductors enjoying international reputation. He is conductor of the Chamber Choir of Europe (which, until spring 2002, bore the name Nordic Chamber Choir). Since 2001, he has also conducted the amadeus-choir. These two choirs have given numerous concerts around the world.
Works on This Recording
1. La Peregrinación by Ariel Ramirez
Conductor: Nicol Matt
Period: Modern
2. Die Nacht ist vorgesrungen, for chorus by Jürgen Essl
Conductor: Nicol Matt
Period: Contemporary
3. Ich brach drei dürre Reiselein by Hugo Distler
Conductor: Nicol Matt
Period: Modern
4. Wie soll ich dich empfangen by Johannes Crüger
Conductor: Nicol Matt
Period: Baroque
5. Leise rieselt der Schnee, for chorus by Helmut Barbe
Conductor: Nicol Matt
Period: Contemporary
Written: 1989 ;
6. Süßer die Glocken nie klingen, for chorus by Karsten Gundermann
Conductor: Nicol Matt
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2003 ;
7. A spotless rose, for chorus by Ola Gjeilo
Conductor: Nicol Matt
Period: Contemporary
8. Ave Maria, hymn by Javier Busto
Conductor: Nicol Matt
Period: Modern
Written: 1980 ;
9. Vespers (All Night Vigil), Op. 37: Bogoróditse Devo, für gemischten Chor a cap. by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor: Nicol Matt
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1915 ; Russia
10. Maria durch en Dornwald ging, for chorus & piano by Gottfried Wolters
Conductor: Nicol Matt
11. Hymn to the Virgin by Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Nicol Matt
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1930/1934 ; England
12. Det är en ros utsprungen by Jan Sandström
Conductor: Nicol Matt
13. Il est né, le divin enfant by Kurt Suttner
Performer: Joe Krieg (Guitar)
Conductor: Nicol Matt
Period: Contemporary
14. Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Conductor: Nicol Matt
Period: 20th Century
15. Unto us a Child is Born, for chorus by Stuart Murray Turnbull
Performer: Melanie Muller
Conductor: Nicol Matt
Period: Contemporary
16. Kiris Bara Bari (Christ ist geboren), for chorus by Hans Schanderl
Performer: Uwe Ungerer
Conductor: Nicol Matt
Period: Contemporary
Written: 1996 ;
17. Gaudete, for chorus & percussion by Brian [Bass Vocal] Kay
Conductor: Nicol Matt
Period: Contemporary
18. The Gift, for chorus by Robert Chilcott
Conductor: Nicol Matt
Period: Contemporary
19. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor: Nicol Matt
Period: Classical
Written: 1818 ; Austria
20. To Hear the Angels Sing by Eric Banks
Conductor: Nicol Matt
21. Schlaf, mein Kindelein by Max Reger
Conductor: Nicol Matt
Period: Romantic
22. Sei uns mit Jubelschalle, for chorus by Helmut Lammel
Conductor: Nicol Matt
Period: Contemporary
23. Festejo de Navidad, song by Herbert Bittrich
Performer: Andreas Horst (Percussion), Joe Krieg (Guitar)
Conductor: Nicol Matt
24. The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum" by Katherine K. Davis
Conductor: Nicol Matt
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1958 ; USA
25. The Twelve Days of Christmas by Traditional
Conductor: Nicol Matt
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