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Chor Leoni
Carols & Lullabies

Song NameComposer
Oh, mi Belen!Conrad Susa
El Desembre CongelatConrad Susa
AlegriaConrad Susa
A la Nanita NanaConrad Susa
Las PosadasConrad Susa
Campana Sobre CampanaConrad Susa
En Belen Tocan a FuegoConrad Susa
El Noi de la MareConrad Susa
ChiquirriquitinConrad Susa
El RorroConrad Susa
Lauda per la Nativita del SignoreOttorino Respighi
MagnificatRupert Lang
Mary's Song
Quia Fecit
Fecit Potentiam
Suscepit Israel

Directed by Diane Loomer

This renamed and repackaged version of Chor Leoni's first Christmas recording (Magnificat) presents three substantial and endearing seasonal works. The sunny Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest by Conrad Susa derives from the folk music of Hispanic America, and sets the Holy birth in the context of a Southwestern pinata party. Italian composer Ottorino Respighi was an early twentieth-century composer who looked to the past for inspiration and musical materials, e.g., in his well-known Ancient Airs and Dances. This tendency can also be heard in the Laud to the Nativity of Our Lord, Respighi's self-described "personal Christmas card to the world." The disc also includes the premiere recording of a Chor Leoni commission, Magnificat by Vancouver composer Rupert Lang. Using the unusual combination of mezzo-soprano soloist and male chorus, Lang seeks to express Mary's personal, human response to the formal biblical text, with wonderful results. Special guests for this recording include mezzo-soprano Mariateresa Magisano (winner of the 1998 Metropolitan Opera Auditions), soprano Lambroula Maria Pappas (winner of the 1999 Metropolitan Opera Auditions), and Elektra Women's Choir (four-time consecutive First Place winners in the CBC Competition).

Item code: 9015C | 1 CD | $15.95 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Male | Canada

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