£10.00 £8.33 Ex vat
German Romantic Choral Music
The Choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge
Organists: Mark Roberts and Jonathan Ellse*
Directed by David Rowland
17 in stock
Rarely-recorded choral works by Rheinberger, Wolf, Liszt, and Brahms give an overview of the wide range of styles in nineteenth century German choral music, from the austere polyphony of Brahms’ motets for upper voices, to the rich, chromatic writing of Hugo Wolf.
Concludes with one of Brahms’ best-loved sacred choral works, Geistliches Lied.
This is the sixth recording on the Regent label from the choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge, directed by David Rowland, and all have received consistently outstanding critical notices.
Total Playing time: 69:52
ecorded on 16/17 March 2013 in Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge
Recording producer and engineer Gary Cole
Editing by Steve Swinden and Gary Cole
Sample audio extracts
‘this plays directly to the strengths of the Christs choir, which, since becoming mixed in 1979, has grown in stature and ambition to become one of the best in the country. The main points of interest are Josef Rheinberger’s Mass in A, which may be considered Liechtenstein’s greatest contribution to church music, and Hugo Wolf’s beautiful SechsgeistlicheLieder after Eichendorff – but these are only singled out because the Brahms and Liszt material is relatively better known. The latter’s 0 salutaris hostia for upper voices and SATB is a highlight. David Rowland balances a choir with pinpoint precision, and the recording (in Jesus College Chapel) is sharp and responsive.’ Choir & Organ Jan 2015