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Musica Intima

Musica Intima

Mixed Choral Ensemble from BC, Canada.

Internationally renowned for performances and recordings that sparkle with fresh insight and vibrant musicality, musica intima has earned a reputation as one of Canada's most exciting vocal ensembles.

What makes this group tick? The 12 professional singers rehearse and perform without a conductor. In rehearsal, they exchange ideas freely while exploring their own musical creativity. In performance, they engage the audience with a spontaneity and freshness all their own.

A distinctly Canadian ensemble, musica intima's members hail from coast to coast. They regularly commission and perform works by Canada's leading composers and perform throughout the country. The twelve members all have busy careers contributing to Canada's cultural life as teachers, soloists, music directors, composers and arrangers.

In addition to an annual series of self-produced concerts, musica intima collaborates with other arts organizations and artists such as Coastal Sound Music Academy, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, cellist Steven Isserlis, pianist/composer Uri Caine, and writer/broadcaster Bill Richardson.

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Musica Intima : Into Light : 00  1 CD : 

Musica Intima : Into Light

Review: 12-strong, mixed-voice Canadian a cappella ensemble Musica Intima was inspired to record "into light" after performing at the Pollyfollia festival in France in 2006, where, to their delight, the Canadian choral works they had always performed and commissioned were very well received and admired. The album is a 14 song celebration of original compositions by Canadian composers, some favorites are Imant Raminsh's "Ave Verum Corpus," R. Murray Schafer's 3-part "Three Hymns (from The Fall Into Light)," Rupert Lang's "Agneau de Dieu," Claude Vivier's "Jesus Erbarme Dich," Rupert Lang's "Earth Teach Me," a pair of folk songs by Derek Healey, "Salish Song" and "Inuit Hunting Song;" Bruce Sled's "Ice," Rodney Sharman's "Love" (from "Love, Beauty, Desire") and Lionel Daunais' "Le Pont Mirabeau." "Into light" is a lovely, surprising collection, much of it new to our ears, from a brilliant and talented ensemble, Canada's Musica Intima!

Songlist: Ave, Verum Corpus: Ave verum corpus, The Fall Into Light: First Hymn, The Fall Into Light: Second Hymn, The Fall Into Light: Third Hymn, Agneau de Dieu, Jesus erbarme dich, Exaudi, Earth Teach Me, Salish Song, Inuit Hunting Song, Ice, On Monsieur's Departure, Love, Le Point Mirabeau

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6516c | 00 1 CD | $15.95 | A Cappella Canadian Choral Recordings


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