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The Three Kings - Peter Cornelius

Song NameComposer
Die VatergruftUhland
Drei Chorgesange Op 11
Der Tod, das ist die kuhle NachtHeine
An den SturmwindRuckert
Die drei FruhlingstageRuckert
Die Konige Op 8 No 3Cornelius
Liebe: Ein Zyklus von 3 Chorlidern Op 18Johannes Scheffler
Liebe, dir ergeb' ich mich!Johannes Scheffler
Ich will dich lieven meine Krone!Johannes Scheffler
Thron der Liebe, Stern der GuteJohannes Scheffler
Der alte Soldat Op 12 No 1Eichendorff
Drei Psalmlieder Op 13Cornelius
An Babels WasserflussenCornelius
So weich und warmHeyse
Trauerchore Op 9 (men only)
Ach, wie nichtig, ach, wie fluchtigFranck
Nicht die Trane kann es sagenCornelius
Mitten wir Leben sindLuther
Von dem Dome, schwer und bangSchiller
Trust in Tranen Op. 14Goethe

Directed by Stephen Layton

Peter Cornelius was born to actor parents and destined from early life to have a career centred on words and music. After early influences from Beethoven and Schubert, and studies of form and the composition of sacred music in Berlin, Cornelius's musical style matured under the tutelage of Liszt in Weimar. On their first meeting Liszt encouraged Cornelius to compose sacred music, however Cornelius then turned to the composition of opera and song whilst developing his natural gift in poetry. Choral works, however, remained an important part of Cornelius's compositions - many with sacred texts. Mention the name Cornelius to most music lovers and their immediate reaction will be 'Isn't he the man who wrote the song heard at Christmas - Three Kings?' Indeed he is and this piece can be heard on track 6 (Drei Konige). However, this disc also explores the other wonderful choral music written by Cornelius. All of these pieces deserve to be heard more!

Item code: 8768C | 1 CD | $17.95 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | England

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