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Phoenix Bach Choir / Kansas City Chorale

Song NameComposer
Oster-Hymne, Op. 134 for Eight Voices (Double Choir) for Church and ConcertJosef Rheinberger
Vier sechsstimmige Motetten, Op. 133 for Church and ConcertJosef Rheinberger
Mass, Op. 109 in E flat major for Double ChoirJosef Rheinberger
Drei geistliche Gesange, Op. 69 for Mixed ChoirJosef Rheinberger

'The massed forces of the Phoenix Bach Choir and Kansas City Chorale 'make a formidable choral machine' (BBC Music Magazine) and the choirs under the baton of Charles Bruffy here present a collection of unaccompanied sacred choral works by Josef Rheinberger. The disc includes the only available recordings of his Oster-Hymne for double chorus and Four Six-part Motets, op.133. The Oster-Hymne is a setting of two ancient Easter texts, particularly the famous sequence Victimae paschali laudes. During his lifetime, Rheinberger was lauded as a talented performer, prolific composer and masterful teacher. He observed that his primary consideration in music 'is that it shall be beautiful; music that does not sound beautiful has no attraction for me'.

Item code: 8741C | SACD | $23.95 add item to cart
Choral | Mixed | United States