This recording offers an unusual selection of Dietrich Buxtehude’s vocal music performed by 2010 Grammy® Award winning ensemble Theatre of Voices conducted by Paul Hillier. Among these rarely heard works with texts in Swedish and Latin, we find cantatas in the form of virtuoso concertos, as well as arias and chorale settings and Buxtehude’s only work in the stile antico, the Missa alla brevis.
David Lang's "the little match girl passion," for vocal quartet doubling on percussion instruments, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2008. It's a strong, striking piece with a surprisingly potent emotional punch. Part of its effectiveness derives from the story itself, which is so achingly poignant that it can hardly fail to raise a lump in the throat. The text is primarily compiled from the story by Hans Christian Andersen and from familiar sections from Bach's "St. Matthew Passion," which sound fresh and new in English translation.
"I Am the True Vine is a genuine masterpiece…This is a piece that you want to hear again immediately after it ends…Paul Hillier's Pro Arte Singers are simply faultless in these works, demonstrating at every turn their mastery of the aspects of vocal technique, tone, expression, phrasing, blend, and ensemble unity and musicianship that determine choral supremacy. The sound, too, is ideal, benefiting both from masterful engineering and first-rate locations, including England's Ely Cathedral." David Vernier - Classics Today.com
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