The Dale Warland Singers: Lux Aurumque

Lux Aurumque
The Dale Warland Singers

Os Dale Warland Singers, indicados ao Grammy, lançam sua tão esperada gravação “Lux Aurumque”. Este CD de música sacra popular do século 19 e 20 demonstra amplamente os elevados padrões corais alcançados com o seu grupo Dale Warland Singers, agora desfeito. A característica sonora de Warland é capturada de forma brilhante pela premiada equipe Grammy de Steve Barnett e Preston Smith.

“10 Best Classical CDs of 2007” : National Public Radio / American Public Media
(npr.org/music)

“…simply put, [Lux Aurumque] represents where the bar is set for choirs today. The repertoire is 19th- and 20th-century sacred motets, sung with a deep spirituality. Warm-hearted, touching stuff.

Mixed-voice choral work does not get any better than this!”

This is a 20th-century program and constituted of challenging music. It is also ravishing music in the hands of an ensemble as subtle as this one…The dynamic range of this ensemble was enormous and it is well captured by Gothic…the Dale Warland Singers stopped at the peak of their form. What a way to go!

The Dale Warland Singers perform with extraordinarily pure tone and with an excellent vocal blend. Warland’s interpretations emphasize the meditative and devotional mood of the music and let the rich harmonies and lyrical lines speak for themselves. All the works are unaccompanied except for Dominick Argento’s “To God ‘In Memoriam M.B,'” in which a trumpet enters on the choir’s final, long-sustained note, playing a plaintive valedictory melody, to stunning effect. Another standout is Herbert Howells’ “Take Him Earth, for Cherishing,” written after the death of John F. Kennedy, a harmonically intense and emotionally wrenching memorial. The sound quality is excellent — clean and warm.

If there is a criticism to be made of this program, it is that it really only shows one side of the choir, mid-20th-century religious music, but this is where American choirs often do their best work. On the evidence here, the Dale Warland Singers stopped at the peak of their form. What a way to go!

O culpado por esta postagem é o Bisnaga. Passamos uma agradável tarde conversando sobre música e ele me mostrou esta gravação que contém nada mais, nada menos, que o Ave Maria (Angelus Domini) de Franz Xaver Biebl. Não conhecia essa maravilhosa Ave Maria, cuja palhinha segue abaixo. Ah! Vocês precisam conhecer também !!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWz2nH1bBZQ

The Dale Warland Singers
Alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov (Rússia, 1864-New York, 1956)
01. Passion Week, Op. 58: At Thy mystical supper
Howard Hanson (Estados Unidos, 1896-1981) & Anonymous
02. A Prayer for the Middle Ages
Anonymous & Vytautas Miškinis (Lituânia, 1954)
03. O Sacrum Convivium
Herbert Howells (Inglaterra, 1892-1983)
04. Take Him, Earth, For Cherishing
Pavel Chesnokov (Rússia, 1877-1944)
05. Spaseniye sodelal yesi posrede zemli (Salvation is Created), Op. 25, No. 5
John Rutter (Inglaterra, 1945)
06. Hymn to the Creator of Light
Anonymous & Morten Johannes Lauridsen (Estados Unidos, 1943)
07. O Magnum Mysterium
Eric Whitacre (Estados Unidos, 1970)
08. Lux Aurumque: Lux aurumque (Light of Gold)
Franz Xaver Biebl (Alemanha, 1906-2001) & Anonymous
09. Ave Maria (Angelus Domini)
Alfred Schnittke (Rússia, 1934-Alemanha, 1998) & Grigor Narekatsi (Santo Gregório de Narek) (Armênia, 951-1003)
10. Choir Concerto: IV. Sej trud, shto natchinal ja s upavan’jem (Complete this work which I began)
Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff (Rússia, 1873 – Estados Unidos, 1943) & Anonymous
11. Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: We hymn thee
Dominick Argento (Estados Unidos, 1927)
12. To God, “In Memorian M.B”
Nikolai Semyonovich Golovanov (Rússia, 1891-1953)
13. Otche Nash (Our Father)

Lux Aurumque – 2004
The Dale Warland Singers
Regente: Dale Warland

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