SACRED TREASURES IV: CHORAL MASTERWORKS QUIET PRAYERS

$23.95
Quantity:
Add to cart
Payment options
PayPal
Shipping options
Estimated to arrive by Thu, Oct 8th

This estimate is based on:

  • The seller's handling time
  • USPS Media Mail (2 to 9 business days) transit time to US

Actual delivery times may vary. Have shipping questions? Contact the seller

FREE via USPS Media Mail (2 to 9 business days) to United States
Qty available
6 in stock
Return policy
Returns Not Accepted
Sacred treasures iv choral masterworks quiet prayers

Item details

Condition
Brand New
Duration
Album
Country/Region of Manufacture
United States
Artist
Christoph Maria Moosmann, Angela Yoffe, Vadim Gluzman
Format
Audio CD
Release Date
February 1, 2011
Number of Discs
1
UPC
025041111621
Style
Classical, Sacred & Religious, Magnificats, Hymns
Record Label
Valley Entertainment

More about this item

SACRED TREASURES IV: CHORAL MASTERWORKS QUIET PRAYERS

     

SACRED TREASURES IV is a richly textured compilation of some of the most tenderly beautiful pieces from the vast repository of Western sacred choral music, all but one piece dating from the early 20th century to the present. As the title suggests, these choral masterworks are truly quiet prayers.

In choosing the music, much emphasis was placed upon finding the most exquisite rendition of each piece, after comparing numerous performances by different choirs. As a result, every track is sublime! Another signature feature of Sacred Treasures IV--as in the entire Sacred Treasures series (all of which is the handiwork of producer Ellen Holmes)--is the intentional sequencing of the pieces. Rather than being simply a random collection of beautiful music, Sacred Treasures IV is designed to be an inward journey or tone poem.

Among the most notable pieces are three jewels each from beloved contemporary composers Morten Lauridsen and Arvo Part. The Lauridsen offerings are all stand-outs: the radiant "O NATA LUX", the heavenly "O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM", and the poignant "CONTRE QUI, ROSE" which is based upon a poem by Rilke about love.

Opening the album is Arvo Part's powerful invocation to wisdom "O WEISHEIT", which is infused with expansive natural resonance from the ancient stone church where the piece was recorded. The two concluding instrumental pieces are also by Arvo Part: "SPIEGEL IM SPIEGEL"--a deep meditation for violin and piano--and"PARI INTERVALLO"--a masterpiece for pipe organ in its quietest mood. From 20th century France, there are two exquisite classics by Gabriel Faure'--"IN PARADISUM" from his Requiem and "BENEDICTUS" from the much less famous Messe Basse--and Maurice Durufle's ethereal "IN PARADISUM" from his Requiem. In addition, there are two angelic pieces from the RUSSIAN ORTHODOX tradition, and a heart-melting, rarely performed gem from the Renaissance--Victoria's "JESU DULCIS MEMORIA"--which sounds as if it could have been written yesterday. This is truly a sanctuary for the soul, a haven for the listener to return to over and over again...

List of Songs
    Ochte Nash -kedrov
    Contre Qui, Rose ;le Chanson Des Roses -lauridsen
    Cherubic Hymn 4 -christov
    Jesu, Dulcis Memoria -victoria
    In Pardisum -requiem -durufle
    O Weisheit; 7 Magnificat Anthems -part
    O Nata Lux -lux Aeterna -lauridsen
    In Paradisum -requiem -faure
    O Magnum Mysterium -lauridsen
    Spiegel Im Spiegel -pal
    Pari Intervallo-part
    Pari Intervallo -part
    Benedictus ;messe Basse -faure

Product Information:
    Audio: CD
Released Date: February 1, 2011
    Number of Discs: 1
    Music: Classical, Sacred & Religious, Magnificats, Hymns

Label: Valley Entertainment
 Duration: 52:06
?Genre: 
Classical
Tracks 12
Time: 52:06 

Style: Chanson, Sacred Music / Motet, Hymn, Mass, Song, Magnificat, Requiem, Piece
Artist: Vadim Gluzman [Violin], Christoph Maria Moosmann, Angela Yoffe
UPC: 025041111621
Format: CD
Release Year: 2011 
Artist: Christoph Maria Moosmann, Angela Yoffe, Vadim Gluzman [Violin]
Genre: Chanson, Classical, Hymn, Magnificat, Mass, Motet, Piece, Requiem, Sacred Music, Song
Playing Time: 52 min.
Contributing Artists: Christoph Maria Moosmann, Angela Yoffe, Vadim Gluzman [Violin]
Recording Mode: Stereo