Handel and Haydn Society: Peace (00 1 CD)

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Handel and Haydn Society: Peace

Song Name   Composer
O Magnum Mysterium   Tomas Luis de Victoria
Alleluia    Randall Thompson
Blazen muzh, Op. 37    Sergey Rachmaninov
O Magnum Mysterium   Morten Lauridsen
Agnus Dei    Samuel Barber
Song for Athene    John Tavener
Friede auf Erden Op. 13    Arnold Schoenberg
Totus Tuus    Henryk Gorecki
To be sung of a summer night on the water    Frederick Delius
Lux Aeterna ('Nimrod')    Edward Elgar

Directed by Grant Llewellyn

Under the leadership of grant Llewellyn and conductor laureate Christopher Hogwood, the Society, in its 189th season, has maintained its long tradition of musical excellence. Handel and Haydn gave the American premieres of Handel's "Messiah" in 1818, Haydn's "The Creation (1819)," Verdi's "Requiem (1878)," and Bach's "St. Matthew Passion (1889); and the Society won a 2002 Grammy for its recording of Sir John Tavener's "Lamentations and Praises." The 32 mixed-voice Chorus bring us 10 songs on the appropriately named "Peace:" de Victoria's "O magnum mysterium," Randall Thompson's lovely "Alleluia," Rachmaninov's "Blazen muzh, Op.37," Lauridsen's "O magnum mysterium," Samuel Barber's "Agnus Dei," Tavener's "Song for Athene," Schoenberg's "Friede auf Erden Op.13," Gorecki's "Tous Tuus," Frederick Delius' "To be sung of a summer night on the water," and Edward Elgar's "Lux Aeterna" (Nimrod). These are songs of great depth and beauty, as befitting songs sung with the intention of bringing peace to a world desperately in need of it.

7722 00 1 CD $15.98   Mixed | Chorus | United States |