March 2008#08-15 (03/31/08)
Some years back, we had the great pleasure of presenting the first recording of rare vocal pieces by the Bremgarten-born early Baroque composer Johann Melchior Gletle (1626-1683); the latest Musiques Suisses project gives us a reconstruction of his Vespers for the Blessed Virgin.
Composer: JOHANN MELCHIOR GLETLE (July 1626-Sept 1683)
CD Info: CD # MGB 6229
Early Norwegian church psalm settings for Holy Week performed by the Oslo Cathedral Choir conducted by Terje Kvam. The Lutheran tradition is reflected in works from the Danish-Norwegian poets (Kingo, Dass, Brorson) whose hymnals defined the 16th and 17th century church style.
Composer: NICOLAI GRUNDTVIG (1783-1872), ANDRES ARREBO (1587-1637), LARS LINDEROT (1761-1811), HANS ADOLPH BRONSON (1739), MARTIN LUTHER (1483-1546), PAUL GERHARDT (1607-1676), HANS LEO HASSLER (1564-1612), PETER DASS (1647-1708), THOMAS KINGO/LOYS BOURGEOIS (c. 1510-after 1559)
CD Info: FXCD 224,
Once again the Consortiun Vocale Oslo brings us a stunning recreation of a medieval service from Norway. Following the recreation of the service for St. Olav, the Office of the Holy Blood, and the service for John the Baptist, we’ll hear chant for Lent and Holy Week from the medieval church of Ringsaker.
CD Info: SACD43,
While English by birth, Dowland also served at the Royal Danish court—we’ll hear members of the Norwegian Baroque Soloists with lutenist Rolf Lislevand and mezzo Randi Stene in some of the great songs of Dowland; plus some of the brilliant harpsichord works of Johann Jacob Froberger performed by H.K. Sveen.
Composer: JOHN DOWLAND (?1563-1626), JOHANN JACOB FROBERGER (1616-1667),
CD Info: Linn CD CKD-194, Bergen Barokk CD BBR 901
After the fabulously successful Engleskyts from the Kirkelig Kulturverksted label. It features Anne-Lise Berntsen, with Nils Henrik Asheim performing on the Holzhey organ in the cloister church of Weissenau. A decade after that first project, the two reunited for this further mediation on early Norwegian sacred music.
Composer: HANS THOMISSEN (1569), THOMAS KINGO/Fra ASERAL (1681), PETER DASS (1647-1708), PAUL GERHARDT (1607-1676), HANS ADOLPH BRONSON (1739), NICOLAI GRUNDTVIG (1783-1872), HANS CHRISTENSEN STHEN (1589), HANS ADOLPH BRONSON (1739), MAGNHILD ALMHJELL (1611), THOMAS KINGO (1634-1703), LAURENTIUS LAURINUS (1622)
CD Info: FXCD 136, FXCD 266
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