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Praulins, Einfelde - Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton

Baltic Exchange

  • Missa Rigensis Ugis Praulinš (b1957)
  • 1 Movement 1: Kyrie eleison [3'59] >>> Posłuchaj fragmentu <<<
  • 2 Movement 2a: Gloria [2'23] >>> Posłuchaj fragmentu <<<
  • 3 Movement 2b: Domine Deus [3'12] >>> Posłuchaj fragmentu <<<
  • 4 Movement 2c: Quoniam tu solus sanctus [1'33] >>> Posłuchaj fragmentu <<<
  • 5 Movement 3a: Credo in unum Deum [1'55] >>> Posłuchaj fragmentu <<<
  • 6 Movement 3b: Deum de Deo [4'09]
  • 7 Movement 3c: Crucifixus [1'53]
  • 8 Movement 3d: Credo in Spiritum Sanctum [2'30]
  • 9 Movement 4: Sanctus [3'39]
  • 10 Movement 5: Agnus Dei [3'44]
  • Cikls ar Frica Bardas dzeju 'A cycle of Fricis Barda poems' Maija Einfelde (b1939)
  • 11 No 1: Vakars 'Evening' Veras debess spodras acis 'The sky opens its shining eyes' [4'30]
  • 12 No 2: Lugšana 'Prayer' Lai semei sapes nav, kad manas kajas to min 'Let not the earth feel pain when I tread on it' [4'12]
  • 13 No 3: Debess 'Heaven' Cik dzila tu, debess 'How deep you are, Heaven' [3'52]
  • 14 Benedictio Benedicat vos omnipotens Deus [5'51] Urmas Sisask (b1960)
  • 15 Angelis suis Deus [3'06] Vytautas Miškinis (b1954)
  • 16 Laudibus in sanctis [10'30] Ugis Praulinš (b1957)
  • 17 Pater noster [6'36] Vytautas Miškinis (b1954)
  • Trinity College Choir Cambridge,
  • Stephen Layton (conductor)
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Nr kat.: CDA67747
Label  : Hyperion


>>> Większa okładka A <<< With choral music at the heart of the musical life of the Baltics it is not surprising that the medium has been a central preoccupation for many of their composers. A degree of isolation from international trends in new music (frequently turning into outright proscription) meant that the centre of gravity for composers in the west of the Soviet Union was very different from that of their colleagues beyond the Iron Curtain. And while there is certainly no such thing as a pan-Baltic style—this recording offers only a glimpse of the choral riches to be found in these three tiny countries—all the composers on the disc share a number of characteristics: a sure-footed handling of choral orchestration, lucidity of texture, a pragmatic use of ‘avant-garde’ effects (shorn of their ideological baggage), a fondness for cluster-chords and diatonically saturated harmony, and the frequent use of ostinatos. Stephen Layton has single-handedly brought many of these composers to the attention of audiences and choirs in the West—and through his sensitive and inspirational direction, has won many fans for this repertoire. Together with his brilliant young choir, who sing this repertoire with ‘passion and purity’, he is the ideal guide to this beautiful and enchanting music. ----------------------------------------------- 'A fascinating collection of choral works … centring on a Mass setting by Latvian Ugis Praulins … Probably the single most impressive moment in the work is the end of the Credo, whose increasing waves of spoken affirmation of faith are haloed by bell-like choral roulades … Einfelde's music is altogether more introverted, darker than that of Praulins but beautifully crafted and jewel-like … [Angelis suis Dominis and Pater noster by Miskinis] These are works of absolutely luminous beauty' (Gramophone) 'Soaring melodies, folklike tunes, drones with religious gravity, and stylized speech are all encompassed by these works, the biggest among them being Ugis Praulins' Missa Rigensis - one of the most original and personal settings of the Mass text imaginable. Best of all, this is a disc to live with: There's much to enjoy on first hearing, but all the pieces have dramatic new revelations on subsequent encounters' (Philadelphia Inquirer, USA)