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Robert Shaw: Absolute Heaven

Song NameComposer
Mefistofele: PrologueArrigo Boito
Mass In G Major: Agnus DeiFrancis Poulenc
Mass In C minor, K.427: KyrieWolfgang Amadeus Mozar
Christ On The Mount of Olives: HallelujahLudwig van Beethoven
Vespers: Bless The Lord, O My SoulSergey Rachmaninov
Requiem, Op. 9: SanctusMaurice Durufle
Te Deum, Op. 103: Te Deum LaudamusAntonin Dvorak
Gloria: Et In Terra PaxAntonio Vivaldi
Magnificat: Suscepit IsraelJohann Sebastian Bach
Requiem, Op 48: Pie JesuGabriel Faure
Requiem, Libera MeGiuseppe Verdi
Cavalleria Rusticana: Regina CoeliPietro Mascagni
Mass No. 2 In G Major:BenedictusFranz Schubert
Requiem Op. 5: Rex TremendaeHector Berlioz
Symphony No. 8: FinaleGustav Mahler

Directed by Robert Shaw

This is the second compilation recording to feature sacred choral classics conducted by Robert Shaw. The baroque era is represented by Vivaldi's Gloria and J.S. Bach's Magnificat; the classical and romantic periods include selections from Mozart's Requiem, and the Verdi and Berlioz Requiems; and the twentieth century is well-represented with selections from the Poulenc Mass in G Major, the Durufle Requiem, and Mahler's Symphony No. 8, the "Symphony of a Thousand." Operatic selections are included by composers Arrigo Boito (the "Prologue" from Mephistofele), and Pietro Mascagni (the "Regina coeli" from Cavalleria rusticana). Also contributing to the dramatic sense of contrast on this recording is the juxtapositioning of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus with the ethereal, a capella sounds of the Shaw Festival Singers, who are highlighted in "Bless the Lord, O my soul," from Rachmaninoff's Vespers; and in the "Agnus Dei" from the Poulenc Mass in G Major.

Item code: 6231C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Choral | United States
80458

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