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St John's College Choir, Cambridge: Mendelssohn - Sacred Choral Works

Song NameComposer
Aus Tiefer Not Felix Mendelssohn
Ave MariaFelix Mendelssohn
Mitten Wir Im Leben SindFelix Mendelssohn
Hor Mein BittenFelix Mendelssohn
Warum Toben Die HardenFelix Mendelssohn
Richte Mich GottFelix Mendelssohn
Zum AbendsegenFelix Mendelssohn
Kyrie EleisonFelix Mendelssohn
Helig Helig Ist Gott Der Herr ZebaothFelix Mendelssohn
Ehre Sei Gott in Der HoheFelix Mendelssohn
Verleih Uns FriedenFelix Mendelssohn
O For The WingsFelix Mendelssohn

Nowhere is Mendelssohn's creative psyche more poignantly exposed than in his choral works. His desire to create music rewarding for performers and listeners alike is everywhere apparent, as is his always mellifluous and gracious vocal writing. Most endearing of all are Mendelssohn's worlds of dreamlike contentment, which cocoon the listener in a web of enchanted idealism. Hor mein Bitten (Hear my prayer) is the most popular of his small-scale choral works and was composed during Mendelssohn's eighth visit to England in 1844, just before he began putting the finishing touches to his violin concerto. The piece conjures up the feelings of peace and contentment in the flowing melodic lines of the inimitable O for the wings of a dove, which is also on this disc in its famous English adaptation. All of these sacred works are radiantly performed by The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge under David Hill in the first of a new series of recordings on the Hyperion label.

Item code: 8333C | 1 CD | $18.95 |add item to cart
Choral | Mixed | England
CDA 67558

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