Sunday, 27 December 2015

JS Bach: Christmas Cantatas - Lars Ulrik Mortensen







Johann Sebastian BACH
(1685 - 1750)

Cantatas for the second & third days of Christmas

Maria Keohane, soprano
Alex Potter, alto
Jan Kobow, tenor
Matthew Brook, bass

Concerto Copenhagen
DIR.: LARS ULRIK MORTENSEN

recorded: December 21, 2011, Garnisonskirke, Copenhagen

period instruments
mp3 - 256 kbps
source: Radio 4 (NL) (podcast)

(01) Christum wir sollen oben schon (BWV 121) [17'55"]
cantata for the 2nd day of Christmas

(02) Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt (BWV 151) [17'05"]
cantata for the 3rd day of Christmas

(03) Sehet, welch eine Liebe (BWV 64) [18'40"]
cantata for the 3rd day of Christmas

(04) Ich freue mich in dir (BWV 133) [21'34"]
cantata for the 3rd day of Christmas


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Sunday, 20 December 2015

Charpentier: "Noël" - Christophe Rousset






Marc-Antoine CHARPENTIER
(1643 - 1704)

"Noël"

Céline Scheen, soprano
Kristina Hansson, soprano
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, tenor
Anders J. Dahlin, tenor
Henk Neven, bass

Les Talens Lyriques

DIR.: CHRISTOPHE ROUSSET

recorded: Dec 8, 2006, Hauptkirche St. Michaelis, Hamburg

period instruments
lossless (flac)
source: Radio 4 (NL) (digital)
recorded with harddisc recorder

 N.B. Source de lumières et de grâce (track 09) does not appear in the catalogue of Charpentier's works. It seems to be an alternative ending of the Pastorale; therefore it is given here
the same number (H 483).


(01) Magnificat (H 73) [08'50"]

Noëls sur les instruments (H 534):
(02) Joseph est bien marié [01'27"]
(03) Les Bourgeois de Chastre [01'52"]

(04) Transfige dulcissime Jesu, Elévation à 5 (H 251) [10'50"]

(05) Salve regina à 3 voix pareilles (H 23) [05'45"]

Noëls sur les instruments (H 534):
(06) Or nous dites Marie [04'28"]
(07) Où s'en vont ces gays bergers [01'24"]

(08) Pastorale sur la naissance de notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ (H 483) [39'15"]

(09) Source de lumières et de grâce (H 483) [03'51"]

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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Music for Advent and Christmas - Holland Baroque Society






Music for Advent and Christmas
 from the 16th & 17th centuries


Holland Baroque Society

Claire Lefilliâtre, soprano
Céline Scheen, soprano

recorded: Dec 21, 2014, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht

period instruments
lossless (flac)
source: Radio 4 (NL) (digital)
recorded with harddisc recorder Dec 24, 2014

programme with lyrics included (pdf)

reconstructions & arrangements: Judith & Tineke Steenbrink


anon

(01) Gabriel angelus [00'40"]


Tomás Luis DE VICTORIA (1548-1611)

(02) Ne timeas Maria [03'12"]


Antoine BOËSSET (1586-1643)

(03) Salve Regina [03'48"]


Andreas HAMMERSCHMIDT (1611/12-1675)

(04) Freude Freude [04'49"]


Jacob VAN EYCK (c1590-1657) & Michael PRAETORIUS (1571-1621)

(05) Puer nobis nascitur [03'36"]


Giovanni GABRIELI (1555-1612)

(06) Sancta Maria succurre miseris a 7 [02'53"]


Bartlomiej PEKIEL (before 1633-1670)

(07) Resonet in laudibus [01'25"]


Nicola Antonio PORPORA (1686-1768)

Per la Notte di Natale:

(08) adagio [01'53"]


Johann CRÜGER (1598-1662)

(09) Fröhlich soll mein Herze springen [01'34"]


anon

(10) Personent hodie [03'33"]


anon (15th C)

(11) Quae stellae sole pulchrior [03'32"]


Claudio MONTEVERDI (1567-1643)

(12) O stellae coruscantes [03'29"]


(13) [07'21"]
Johann VIERDANCK (c1605-1646): Ich verkündige euch große Freude (Synfonia)
Anthony HOLBORNE (1545-1602): 4 dances
    As it fell on a holie Eve
    The Night Watch
    The Queens New-Yeeres Gift
    Heigh ho holiday


Philipp BÖDDECKER (1615-1683)

(14) Veni Salvator [06'51"]


Giovanni Battista COSTANZI (1704-1774)

Cantata per Natale:

(15) L'Innocenza che rendesti [04'49"]


Jan Baptist VERRIJT (1610-1650)

(16) Currite, currite pastores [04'25"]


Jan Pieterszoon SWEELINCK (1562-1621)

(17) Hodie Christus natus est [03'20"]


[encore]

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)

(18) Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern [03'42"]

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Sunday, 6 December 2015

A Christmas Celebration in Leipzig, 1723 - Paul McCreesh



A Christmas Celebration in Leipzig, 1723

Hassler, Schein & J.S. Bach

Choir and Orchestra of the Netherlands Bach Society

Julia Gooding, soprano
Johannette Zomer, soprano II (05)
Robin Blaze, alto
Charles Daniels, tenor
Peter Harvey, bass
Leo van Doeselaar, organ
(01), (04) & (06) with the participation of the audience


DIR.: PAUL McCREESH


recorded: December 20, 1996, Oosterpoort, Groningen

period instruments
mp3 - 256 kbps
source: Radio 4 (NL) (podcast)

Hans-Leo HASSLER (1564-1612)
(01) Puer natus in Bethlehem [06'54"]

Giovanni GABRIELI (1554/57-1612)
(02) Hodie Christus natus est a 10 (C 40) [02'24"]

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
(03) Christen, ätzet diesen Tag (BWV 63) [26'41"]

cantata for the first day of Christmas

Johann Hermann SCHEIN (1586-1630)
(04) Christum wir sollen loben schon [03'26"]

Johann Sebastian BACH
(05) Magnificat in E flat (BWV 243a) [29'28"]

(with Christmas interpolations)

Johann Sebastian BACH & Johann Hermann SCHEIN
(06) Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, chorale arrangement (BWV 738)

chorale a 4
[08'17"]


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Hans-Leo Hassler
Johann Hermann Schein
Julia Gooding
Johannette Zomer
Robin Blaze
Charles Daniels
Peter Harvey
Leo van Doeselaar
Netherlands Bach Society
Paul McCreesh

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Sunday, 29 November 2015

Handel/Mozart: Der Messias - NDR Chor & Concerto Köln






George Frideric HANDEL
(1685 - 1759)
arr. Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART
(1756 - 1791)


Der Messias (KV 572)
oratorio in 3 parts

Ruth Ziesak, soprano I
Gerhild Romberger, soprano II
Jörg Dürmüller, tenor
Hanno Müller-Brachmann, bass

NDR Chor
Concerto Köln
DIR.: PHILIPP AHMANN

recorded: June 13, 2012, Laeiszhalle, Hamburg

period instruments
lossless (flac)
source: NDR 3 (Hamburg) (digital)
recorded with harddisc recorder Dec 2, 2012


(01) Part 1 [54'35"]
(02) Part 2 [50'53"]
(03) Part 3 [24'34"]

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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Weber/Berlioz: Le Freyschütz - John Eliot Gardiner






Carl Maria VON WEBER
(1786 - 1826)

Le Freyschütz
romantic opera in 3 acts op. 77 (277)

French version, 1841 - ed. Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)

Sophie Karthäuser, soprano (Agathe)
Virginie Pochon, soprano (Annette [Ännchen])
Andrew Kennedy, tenor (Max)
Robert Davies, baritone (Ottokar)
Samuel Evans, baritone (Kilian)
Gidon Saks, bass-baritone (Gaspard [Kaspar])
Luc Bertin-Hugault, bass (Un ermite [Eremit])
Matthew Brook, bass (Kouno [Kuno])
Christian Pelissier, speaking voice (Samiel)

Monteverdi Choir
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

DIR.: JOHN ELIOT GARDINER

recorded: Sept 9, 2011, Royal Albert Hall, London
[Proms 2011]

period instruments
lossless (flac)
source: BBC Radio 3 (digital)
recorded with harddisc recorder Nov 4, 2015

(01) act 1 [44'17"]
(02) act 2 [50'25"]
(03) act 3 [52'21"]

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Sunday, 15 November 2015

"500 Years Cipriano de Rore" - Huelgas Ensemble






"500 Years Cipriano de Rore"

Huelgas Ensemble
DIR.: PAUL VAN NEVEL

recorded: Nov 4, 2015, Kapel onder de Bogen, Maastricht

lossless (flac)
source: NPO Radio 4 (digital)
recorded with harddisc recorder Nov 4, 2015

Cipriano DE RORE (1515-1565)

(01) O fortuna potens à 5 [05'17"]
(02) O socii neque enim à 5 [04'09"]
(03) Dissimulare etiam superasti à 5, 6 & 7 [07'24"]
(04) Quis tuos presul à 6 [02'52"]
(05) Mia benigna fortuna à 4 [04'26"]

Missa Doulce memoire à 5
(06) Sanctus [04'46"]
(07) Agnus Dei [05'05"]

(08) Amour me faict à 5 [07'10"]
(09) Datemi pace à 4 [03'24"]
(10) Mon petit coeur à 8 [05'23"]
(11) Donec gratus eram tibi à 8 [05'17"]

Missa Praeter rerum seriem à 7
(12) Agnus Dei [05'57"]

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Sunday, 8 November 2015

Handel: Theodora - William Christie






George Frideric HANDEL
(1685 - 1759)

Theodora (HWV 68)
oratorio in 3 acts

Katherine Watson, soprano (Theodora)
Stéphanie d'Oustrac, mezzo-soprano (Irene)
Philippe Jaroussky, alto (Didymus)
Sean Clayton, tenor (Messenger)
Kresimir Spicer, tenor (Septimius)
Callum Thorpe, bass-baritone (Valens)

Les Arts Florissants
DIR.: WILLIAM CHRISTIE

recorded: Nov 7, 2015, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

period instruments
lossless (flac)
source: NPO Radio 4 (digital)
recorded with harddisc recorder Nov 7, 2015
programme included (pdf)

(01) act 1 [61'03"]
(02) act 2 [50'03"]
(03) act 3 [42'05"]

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Sunday, 1 November 2015

I sing of the sighing soul - Pluto-Ensemble, Hathor Consort






"Animam gementem cano"
(I sing of the sighing soul)

Pluto Ensemble (Marnix De Cat)
Hathor Consort (Romina Lischka)

recorded Sept 26, 2015, Begijnhofkerk, Hoogstraten (B)
[Festival van Vlaanderen Mechelen 2015]


Dorothee Mields, Griet De Geyter, soprano
Marnix De Cat, alto
Thomas Hobbs, tenor
Harry van der Kamp, bass

Birgit Goris, Ryo Terakado, violin
Romina Lischka, Liam Fennelly, viola da gamba
Benoît vanden Bemden, violone, double bass
Bart Jacobs, organ

N.B. The Stabat mater in g minor by Tuma received its world premiere in modern times.

period instruments

lossless (flac)
source: Klara (B) (digital)
recorded with harddisc recorder Oct 13, 2015
Programme included (pdf)

Johann Heinrich SCHMELZER (c1620/23-1680)
(01) Sonata à 5 [03'36"]
(02) Lamento sopra la morte di Ferdinando III à 3 [07'13"]

Heinrich Ignaz Franz VON BIBER (1644-1704)
(03) Requiem in f minor [25'58"]
 Requiem aeternam
Dies irae
Offertorium
Sanctus
Agnus Dei - Communio

(04) Sonata à 5 [05'00"]

Giovanni Paolo COLONNA (1637-1695)
(05) Deus in adjutorium [04'22"]
[Psalmi ad Vesperas op. 12, 1694]

Frantisek Ignác Antonín TUMA (1704-1774)
(06) Stabat mater in g minor [16'05"]

Andreas Christophorus CLAMER (1633-1701)
(07) Partita IV [10'13"]
[Mensa harmonica XLII Rarioribus Sonatis, 1682]

Giovanni Paolo COLONNA
(08) Dixit Dominus [15'30"]
[Psalmi ad Vesperas op. 12, 1694]


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Sunday, 25 October 2015

Dona nobis pacem - Huelgas Ensemble






Dona nobis pacem
Masses from the choirbooks of Petrus Alamire

Huelgas Ensemble
DIR.: PAUL VAN NEVEL

recorded: August 19, 2015, St Pauluskerk, Antwerp
[Laus Polyphoniae 2015]

lossless (flac)
source: Klara (B) (digital radio)
recorded with harddisc recorder Oct 6, 2015

N.B. A studio recording of this programme has been released on the label Cypress.


anon (c1500)
Missa sex vocum n'avez point veu:
(01) Sanctus [06'25"]
(02) Agnus Dei [03'39"]


Nicolas CHAMPION (c1475-1533)
Missa de sancta maria magdalena a 5:
(03) Sanctus [06'46"]
(04) Agnus Dei [04'08"]


Johannes STICHELER (fl c1500)
Missa se j'avoye porpoin de veleur a 6:
(05) Sanctus [07'08"]
(06) Agnus Dei [04'03"]


Robert DE FÉVIN (fl 1500-1515)
Missa quattuor vocum supra la sol mi fa re:
(07) Sanctus [06'35"]
(08) Agnus Dei [05'39"]


Mathurin FORESTIER (fl 1500-1515):
Missa quinque vocum supra baises moy:
(09) Sanctus [06'52"]
(10) Agnus Dei [05'08"]


JOSQUIN DESPREZ (c1450-1521):
Missa Malheur me bat a 4-6
(11) Sanctus [10'48"]
(12) Agnus Dei [08'44"]

 
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Sunday, 18 October 2015

Tomasek, Chopin & Schumann: Songs - Hana Blaziková, Andreas Staier






Tomasek, Chopin & Schumann

Songs for voice & pianoforte

Hana Blaziková, soprano
Andreas Staier, fortepiano

recorded: August 20, 2014, Witold Lutoslawski Studio, Warsaw
[Festival Chopin and his Europe 2014]

lossless (flac)
source: BBC Radio 3 (digital)
recorded with harddisc recorder June 17, 2015


Václav Jan Křtitel TOMÁṦEK (1774-1850)
(01) Die Erwartung [07'30"]
(02) Am Flusse, op. 55,3 [01'09"]
(03) Rastlose Liebe, op. 58,1 [01'02"]
(04) Das Lied [02'56"]

Franz Peter SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
(05) Impromptu in c minor (D 899,1) [09'45"]


Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849)
 (06) 8 Songs from op. 74 [22'47"]

Smutna rzeka, op. 74,3 (CT 131)
Piosnka litewska, op. 74,16 (CT 144)
Hulanka, op. 74,4 (CT 132)
Melodia, op. 74,9 (CT 137)
Życzenie (1829) , op. 74,1 (CT 129)
Nie ma czego trzeba, op. 74,13 (CT 141)
Leci liście z drzewa, słowa, op. 74,17 (CT 145)
Wojak, op. 74,10 (CT 138)

Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
(07) Liederkreis, op. 39 [24'02"]

[encore]
Frédéric CHOPIN
(08) Śliczny chłopiec
, op. 74,8 [02'05"]

 
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Sunday, 11 October 2015

O Traurigkeit! - Ensemble Pygmalion/Raphael Pichon






"O Traurigkeit!
Music for a time of sorrow from Schütz to Bach"

Maïlys de Villoutreys, soprano
Lucile Richardot, contralto
Samuel Boden, tenor
Christian Immler, bass

Ensemble Pygmalion
DIR.: RAPHAEL PICHON

recorded: Oct 7, 2015, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

period instruments
lossless (flac)
source: NPO Radio 4 (NL) (digital radio)
recorded with harddisc recorder Oct 7, 2015


anon
(01) O Traurigkeit! O Herzeleid! [04'35"]

Christoph BERNHARD (1628-1692)
(02) Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener in Friede fahren [10'57"]

Johann Christoph BACH (1641-1703)
(03) Herr, wende dich und sei mir gnädig [11'53"]

Heinrich SCHÜTZ (1585-1672)
(04) Selig sind die Toten (SWV 391) [03'42"]

Dietrich BUXTEHUDE (1637-1707)
(05) Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr (BuxWV 31) [15'55"]

Johann Christoph BACH
(06) Mit Weinen hebt sich's an [06'20"]

Christoph BERNHARD
(07) Tribularer si nescirem [05'20"]

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
(08) Christ lag in Todesbanden (BWV 4) [21'38"]


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Sunday, 4 October 2015

Eccles: Semele - Fabio Bonizzoni






John ECCLES
(c1668 - 1735)
 
Semele
opera in 3 acts
 
Giorgia Cinciripi, soprano (Cupido, Ino)
Stefanie True, soprano (Semele)
Marina De Liso, mezzo-soprano (Juno)
Jean-François Lombard, tenor (Athamas)
Iason Marmaras, baritone (Apollo, Somnus)
Fulvio Bettini, bass (Jupiter)
Richard Helm, bass (Cadmus)

ripienists:
Mariví Blasco, soprano
Emanuele Bianchi, alto
Alessio Tosi, tenor
Sebastian Szumski, baritone

La Risonanza

DIR.: FABIO BONIZZONI


recorded: Sept 3, 2015, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
[Festival Early Music Utrecht 2015]

period instruments
mp3 - bitrate: 256 kbps
source: NPO Radio 4 (NL) (podcast)


(01) act 1 [30'44"]
(02) act 2 [24'58"]
(03) act 3 [47'24"]

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Sunday, 27 September 2015

Lute Songs - Emma Kirkby & Jakob Lindberg






Lute Songs

Emma Kirkby, soprano
Jakob Lindberg, lute

recorded: March 19, 2015, TivoliVredenburg (Hertz), Utrecht

flac - original bitrate: 256 kbps
source: Concertzender (NL) (podcast)

anon
(01) When Daphne fair [02'49"]

John DANYEL (1564-c1626)
(02) Coy Daphne fled [02'01"]

John DOWLAND (1563-1626)
(03) When Phoebus first did Daphne love [01'14"]
(04) Prelude; Fantasia [05'32"]

William BYRD (1540-1623)
(05) Constant Penelope [01'55"]

Henry LAWES (1595-1662)
(06) Ariadne's Lament [08'53"]

William LAWES (1602-1645)
(07) Aire; Almain; Courante; Sarabande [06'18"]

Henry LAWES
(08) Thelo legein Atreidas [01'48"]
(09) I long to sing the siege of Troy [01'27"]

anon
(10) The English Nightingale [03'22"]

John WILSON (1595-1674)
(11) Diffugere nives [02'55"]

John BLOW (1649-1708)
(12) If mighty wealth [03'58"]

Cataldo AMODEI (1650-1695)
(13) Bianco il pel, toso il crin [07'19"]

Giovanni Girolamo KAPSBERGER (c1580-1651)
(14) Toccata [02'24"]

Alessandro PICCININI (1566-1638)
(15) Ciaccona Mariona alla vera Spagnola [04'53"]

Pelham HUMFREY (1647-1674)
(16) Cupid once, when weary grown [01'29"]

Henry PURCELL (1659-1695)
(17) Cupid, the slyest rogue alive (Z 367) [02'03"]

John BLOW
(18) Sappho to the goddess of love [06'33"]

Henry PURCELL
(19) Cebell; Ritornell; A New Irish Measure [03'20"]
(20) Scottish Measure; A New Ground [03'44"]

Alonso MUDARRA (1510-1580)
(21) Dulces exuviae [04'51"]

Henry PURCELL
Dido and Aeneas (Z 626):
(22) Thy hand, Belinda - When I am laid in earth, rec & aria [04'35"]

Oedipus, King of Thebes (Z 583):
(23) Music for a while [03'37"]


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Sunday, 20 September 2015

Ballet Royal de la Nuit (1653) - Ensemble Correspondances






Ballet Royal de la Nuit
(1653)

Ensemble Correspondances

DIR.: SÉBASTIEN DAUCÉ

recorded: August 8, 2015 at the Concertgebouw, Bruges
[MAfestival 2015]


period instruments
lossless (flac)
source: Klara (B) (digital radio)
recorded with harddisc recorder Sept 15, 2015


(01) Premier Veille 'La Nuict' - Seconde Veille ''Venus & les Grâces' [36'11"]

(02) Troisième Veille 'Hercule amoureux' [38'18"]

(03) Quatrième Veille 'Orphée' - Cinquième Veille 'Le Soleil' [40'15"]


In 1653, the kingdom of France emerged from the ten years of civil war that followed the death of Louis XIII. His minister, Mazarin wanted to impress the people with grand events. He called on the greatest artists of the time : musicians, composers, dancers, stage engineers and decorators brought their talents together to create one of the most famous performances of the Grand Siècle: the Royal Night Ballet.

Isaac de Benserade wrote the libretto, Michel Lambert and Jean de Cambefort composed the music, Torelli (the 'great magician') created the machines and sets (which changed before the viewers' eyes). It is also the first court performance in which Lully recently arrived from Italy took part, but foremost the first great role danced by Louis XIV. The empty coffers of the State did not restrain the celebration of the glory of the young monarch: unlimited spending for never before seen splendor and magnificence, to such acclaim from the Parisians that it was performed seven evenings in a row.

In this prestigious Court Ballet, Night governs and four scenes depict what usually takes place during its reign. First, normal events unfold, with country folks and city dwellers returning home, followed by the shady world at the heart of Paris in 1650 (the famous Court of Miracles), then the festivals and performances taking place in palaces and theatres under the auspices of Venus, and finally a phantasmagoria peopled with magicians, sorcerers, red eyed rams, monsters gathered for a dark celebration. It all ends with a divertimento showing the dreams that people nights.

As Dawn approaches, Aurora emerges and announces a new light of unequaled brightness: the Sun, danced by Louis XIV – the image of the young King dressed in gold and surrounded by sunrays is famous. The young king has conquered darkness and dances, surrounded by the Princes of France who have rallied his cause.

Sébastien Daucé recreated this ballet whose libretto has been left incomplete. This is no reconstruction; Daucé has used music by various composers of the time. Among the composers are Francesco Cavalli, Antoine Boësset, Jean de Cambefort, Michel Lambert and Luigi Rossi.This version performed as the closing concert of the MAfestival in Bruges is a shorter version of the recording which has been released only a couple of weeks ago by Harmonia mundi. This live performance gives the opportunity to get an impression of the CD recording.




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Sunday, 13 September 2015

Giaches de Wert: Motets - Stile Antico






Giaches DE WERT
(1535 - 1596)

Motets

Stile Antico

recorded: August 25, 2014, St Pauluskerk, Antwerp
[Laus Polyphoniae 2014]

lossless
source: Klara (B) (digital radio)
recorded with harddisc recorder August 28, 2014


(01) Benedicta sit sancta trinitas a 5

(02) Amen, amen, dico vobis a 5

(03) Ascendente Jesu in naviculam a 6

(04) O crux, ave a 5

(05) Deus iustus et salvans a 6

(06) Peccavi super numerum a 6

(07) Quiescat vox tua a 6

(08) Virgo Maria hodie a 6

(09) Jerusalem, Jerusalem a 5

(10) Saule, Saule a 8

(11) Vox in Rama a 5

(12) Gaudete in Domino a 5


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