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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

Directed by Charles Bruffy

'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