In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument

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Francis Poulenc

La Blanche Neige
A Peine Defiguree
Par Une Nuit Nouvelle
Tous Les Droits
Belle Et Ressemblante
Ave Verum Corpus
Salve Regina
Exultate Deo
De Tous Les Printemps Du Monde
En Chantant Les Servants S'elancent
Aussie Bas Que Le Silence
Toi Ma Patiente
Riante Du Ciel Et Des Planetes
Le Jour M'etonne Et La Nuit Me Fait Peur
La Menace Sous Le Ciel Rouge
Salut, Dame Sainte
Tout Puissant Dieu
Seigneur, Je Vous En Prie
O Mes Tres Chers Freres
La Blanche Neige (De Grandes Cuillers De Neige)
La Bonne Neige
Bois Meurtri
La Nuit, Le Froid, La Solitude
O Magnum Mysterium
Quem Vidistis Pastores
Videntes Stellam
Hodie Christus Natus Est

Directed by Peter Broadbent

A gloriously beautiful choral offering for the Poulenc Centenary year; the perfect introduction to his music and one that truly celebrates the human voice. While no other CD duplicates the programme exactly, all the music is justly familiar. The earliest works are the Sept Chansons of 1936, hailed as comparable to the finest madrigals of Monteverdi. His masterpiece is perhaps the wartime Figure Humaine, written in preparation of when liberation could be celebrated with the majestic climax of the final Liberte. Contemporary with this is the chamber cantata Un Soir de Neige, contrasting the bleak coldness with the peace of Christmas. Among the many delights of this beautiful programme are Poulenc's most popular choral pieces, the four Christmas Motets, tranquil and joyful by turn, and the Four Little Prayers of St. Francis of Assisi, written for monks to sing. His last motet, for female voices, was the exquisite Ave verum corpus of 1952.

Item code: 6538C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | England

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