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Kammerchor Stuttgart
A Cappella

Psalm 2 ("Warum toben die Heiden")

Denn er hat seinen Engeln Coro SSAATTBB

Trauergesang (Op. 116) Coro SATB

Beati mortui (Op. 115, 1) Coro TTBB

Psalm 43: Richte mich Gott (Op. 78, 2)

Hebe Deine Augen auf (aus Elias, op. 70) Coro SSA

Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu Dir (op. 23, 1) Soli ATB, Coro SATB, Organo

Da es nun Abend war Coro SATB/ SATB

Herr, wenn Trubsal da ist

Die richtig fur sich gewandelt haben Coro SATB

Ave Maria (op. 12) Coro SSAA, Organo

Warum ist das Licht gegeben (op. 74, 1) Soli SATB e Coro SSATBB

Sanctus (aus Cantus Missae, op. 109) Due Cori SATB/ SATB

Abendlied (op. 69, 3) Coro SSATBB

Directed by Frieder Bernius

Although it's hard to tell from the cover, this is a compilation of music from six discs by Germany's Kammerchor Stuttgart, under longtime conductor Frieder Bernius. It's a good pick for those interested in this 18-member a cappella group, or in unaccompanied choral music generally; the Stuttgarters must rank among the world's best mixed-gender adult choirs in the sheer consistency and suppleness of their vocal blend. The seven Mendelssohn psalm settings and small vocal works included here are drawn from the group's multi-disc complete recording of Mendelssohn's sacred music, and the works performed here are fine samples that illuminate a largely forgotten repertory and may inspire many buyers to go in search of the original recordings. Beyond Mendelssohn you get good examples of other aspects of the group's work: music by an unfamiliar composer (Gottfried August Homilius), some favorites of the later nineteenth century by Brahms, and some black-belt pieces from the end of the century: hear the tonal consistency at a punishingly high pitch of the Sanctus from Rheinberger's Cantus Missae, Op. 109 (track 13), and marvel. No original recording dates are given, but the recordings must span a considerable length of time; the choir has been in existence since the mid-'80s, and the Mendelssohn project alone involved 12 CDs. Given this, the remastering job is impressive; the sonic ambience is consistent and never less than clear and warm.

Item code: 2317C | 1 CD | $18.95 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | Germany
409350832215 | CARU83221.2

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