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Penitentia - Ancient petitions for mercy and peace

Song NameComposer
Cade la sera - Tre composizioni corali (1942- 1943)Ildebrando Pizzetti
Ululate, quia prope est dies Domini - Tre composizioni corali (1942- 1943)Ildebrando Pizzetti
Recordare, Domine - Tre composizioni corali (1942- 1943)Ildebrando Pizzetti
Timor et tremor - Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence (1938-1939)Francis Poulenc
Vinea mea electa - Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence (1938-1939)Francis Poulenc
Tenebrae factae sunt - Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence (1938-1939)Francis Poulenc
Tristis est anima mea - Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence (1938-1939)Francis Poulenc
Father, forgive them - Seven last words (1998-2000)Bern Herbolsheimer
Amen dico tibi - Seven last words (1998-2000)Bern Herbolsheimer
Mulier, ecce filius tuus - Seven last words (1998-2000)Bern Herbolsheimer
Eli, lama sabatani? - Seven last words (1998-2000)Bern Herbolsheimer
I thirst - Seven last words (1998-2000)Bern Herbolsheimer
Consummatum est - Seven last words (1998-2000)Bern Herbolsheimer
Father, into thy hands - Seven last words (1998-2000)Bern Herbolsheimer
Nox et tenebrae - Trois nocturnes (1990)Geert D'hollander
Caligo terrae scinditur - Trois nocturnes (1990)Geert D'hollander
Sunt multa fucis - Trois nocturnes (1990)Geert D'hollander
Ad Martem - Precatio pro pace (1975)Miklos Paszti
Ad Dominum - Precatio pro pace (1975)Miklos Paszti
Libera plebem - Pro pace motets (1955-1959)John Joubert
O tristia secla priora - Pro pace motets (1955-1959)John Joubert
Solus ad vicitmam - Pro pace motets (1955-1959)John Joubert

Directed by Eric Banks

The Esoterics is proud to present PENITENTIA, its fourth CD that features works of the Lenten liturgy by Poulenc, Pizzetti, d'Hollander, Herbolsheimer, and more. Francis Poulenc's Quatre motets pour un temps du penitence and Bern Herbolsheimer's Seven last words depict the final moments of Christ's agony. As the cloak of night descends upon this Lenten vigil, Tre composizioni corali by Italian composer Ildebrando Pizzetti and Trois nocturnes by Belgian composer Geert d'Hollander remind us that oppression often inspires the most profound spiritual contemplation. One eloquent result of such reflection was Precatio pro pace, an ancient poem by Janus Pannonius set by the Hungarian composer Miklos Paszti. Another was the unparalleled Pro pace motets of South African composer John Joubert, who designed a triptych around the poems of three medieval mystics - Scottus, Vulgarius, and Abelard - each offering a personal plea for peace: a prayer for mercy from the universal destruction of the Black Death, a lament on the day mankind invented weaponry to harm itself, and an ode that recounts Christ's Passion and Resurrection as the triumph of non-violent protest and ultimate pacifist victory.

Item code: 6016C | 1 CD | $15.95 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | United States

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