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SWR Stuttgart Vocal Ensemble
French Choral Music

Song NameComposer
Trois Chansons de Charles d'OrleansClaude Debussy
Dieu! qu'il l'a fait bon regarder!Claude Debussy
Quant j'ay ouy le tabourinClaude Debussy
Yver, vous n'estes qu'un villainClaude Debussy
Trois ChansonsMaurice Ravel
NicolleteMaurice Ravel
Trois beaux oiseuax du paradisMaurice Ravel
RondeMaurice Ravel
Cinq RechantsOlivier Messiaen
Hayo kapri tamaOlivier Messiaen
Ma premiere fois terreOlivier Messiaen
Ma robe d'amourOlivier Messiaen
Nikohama palalan(e) soukiOlivier Messiaen
Mayoma kaliOlivier Messiaen
EpithalameAndre Jolivet
Ouvrons les portes de l'amour, ModeratoAndre Jolivet
Fille du souffle, Allegro sempliceAndre Jolivet
Au son de sa lyre, Allegro maestosoAndre Jolivet
Ballata pour quatuor vocal op. 29 (1896/1897)Ernest Chausson

Directed by Robert Huber

Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Andre Jolivet each wrote one composition for unaccompanied chorus. Olivier Messiaen produced two. His 1937 motet "O Sacrum Convivium" brings the mystifying sound of his organ works into the vocal medium, and 1948's "Cinq Rechants" has an esthetic all its own. Never before had anyone composed so radically for chorus. Andre Jolivet's 1953 "Epithalame" is similarly groundbreaking. The renowned composer and director Rupert Huber leads talented, 37-strong mixed-voice SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart in this difficult, striking material. Here are 3 pieces by Debussy (our favorite: ), 3 by Maurice Ravel (our favorite: "Ronde,") 5 by Messiaen (Niokhama palalan souki), 3 by Jolivet (Au son de sa lyre, Allegro maestoso"), and one by Chausson, "Ballata pour quatour vocal op. 29." Unlike any choral music we've ever heard-stunning!

Item code: 6974C | 1 CD | $14.98 add item to cart
Choral | Primarily a cappella | Mixed | France

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