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Esoterics: Beata - Songs to the blessed virgin

Song Name   Composer
Hymne a la Vierge   Pierre Villette
Ave maris stella   Otto Olsson
Hil dig, havets stjerne   Edvard Grieg
I
Tota pulchra es, Maria   Pablo Casals
Canticum Mariae Virginis   Einojuhani Rautavaara
I beheld her, beautiful as a dove   Healey Willan
II
Ave Maria, cheiaa di graca   Jose Firmino
Ave Maria, cheia di graca   Heitor Villa-Lobos
Magnificat   Giles Swayne
O magnum mysterium   John Harbison
Es ist ein Reis entsprungen   Alban Berg
Morning-song for the Christ Child   Peter Sculthorpe
III
Ave Maria, gratia plena   Kenneth Gaburo
Ave Maria, gratia plena   Giuseppe Verdi
Maria durch ein Dornwald ging   Hugo Distler
IV
Bogoroditse dyevo, raduisya   Igor Stravinksy
Bogoroditse dyevo, raduisya   Arvo Part
Mater ora filium    Arnold Bax

Directed by Eric Banks

The Esoterics' first CD, BEATA, celebrates the Virgin Mary as a symbol of purity and devotion, as well as an inspiration for centuries of music. Comprising eighteen compositions from nearly as many countries, this recording presents unaccompanied choral music about Mary from every continent and each decade of this century. This contemporary repertoire is interspersed with strophes of the sequence, O virga ac diadema, by the renowned medieval mystic, poet, and abbess, Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). BEATA was originally performed and recorded in July 1997 (after our highly acclaimed performance of the same title) in a true-to-performance style, where each piece is heard as it was performed, and no gratuitous editing occurred during the mastering process.

6019 00 1 CD $15.95   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella