Spring Concert

Posted on May 7, 2011

Spring Concert

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Haydn: Creation Mass
Nielsen: Springtime on Funen
Short works performed by the Durham Children’s Choir

Franz Joseph Haydn: Creation Mass

Mass No. 13 in B Flat; Schöpfungsmesse

Program notes by Jennifer More Glagov (Naxos)
Program notes by David Wyn Jones plus text and translation (Chandos)
Text and translation (Naxos)
Mass text and translations (ChoralWiki – Choral Public Domain Library)

CD & Online Recordings

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, Philips 470 297, 2 CDs (1998) (with Harmoniemesse)
Recording info. & MP3 download at Amazon.com
iTunes Preview

Jane Glover, Rebel Baroque Orchestra, Trinity Choir, Naxos 8.572127 (2008) (with Missa Brevis in F)
Recording info. & MP3 download at Amazon.com
Recording info. at Naxos
iTunes Preview

Richard Hickox, Collegium Musicum 90 & Choir, Chandos CHAN 0599 (1995) (with Missa Rorate coeli desuper)
Recording info. & MP3 download at Amazon.com
Recording info. at Chandos

Andreas Pixner, Eisenstadt Haydn Orchestra, Choral Society of St. Augustine (of the Jesuit Church, Vienna); Memorial mass for the 200th anniversary of Haydn’s death, May 31, 2009, performed at the Bergkirche (Haydnkirche), Eisenstadt (live TV broadcast)
YouTube videos:
Kyrie Gloria I Gloria II Credo Sanctus Benedictus Agnus Dei
(Also available on DVD, but unknown whether they will ship to US)

CD Reviews

by David Denton at Naxos.com (Glover)
by Gwyn Parry-Jones
at MusicWeb International (Gardiner)
by David Vernier at Classics Today (Glover)
by R.W. at Gramophone (Hickox)

Note-Learning Aids

Choral-Wiki: MIDI files and printed scores of movements
John’s Midi File Choral Music site: MIDI files of movements with one part emphasized

Composer’s Biography

on 8notes.com

Carl Nielsen: Springtime on Funen (Fynsk Forår)

Preface and Critical Commentary (The Carl Nielsen Edition) (p. 27 of the PDF)
Brief notes and List of recordings (AllMusic Guide, at Answers.com)
Translation: the YouTube videos of the commercial recordings listed below include English translations of the texts for those movements.

CD & Online Recordings

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Swedish Radio Orchestra & Choir, Sony B0000028XK (1992) (with clarinet & flute concerti, Prelude to Saul and David, An Imaginary Trip to the Faroe Islands)
Recording info. at Amazon.com
Recording info. at BarnesandNoble.com
YouTube videos: 8. Den blinde spillemand (The blind fiddler)

Leif Segerstam, Danish National Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Children’s Chorus of Skt. Annae, Copenhagen Boys Choir, Chandos CHAN 8853 (1989) (with Hymnus Amoris, The Sleep, Three Motets)
Recording info. & MP3 download at Amazon.com
Recording info. at Chandos
iTunes Preview
YouTube videos: 1. Som en græsgrøn plet (Like a grass-green spot)
10. De gamle (The old people)
11. Dansevisen (The dance song)

Tamás Vetö, Odense Symphony Orchestra, University Choir ‘Little Muko’, St Klemens School Children’s Choir, Regis RRC 1134 (1983–86) (with Aladdin Suite, Three Motets)
Recording info. at Amazon.com
YouTube videos: 2. Å se, nu kommer våren (Ah look, here comes Spring)
3. Den milde dag er lys og lang (The mild day is light and long)

Silkeborg Motet Choir, Church Choir, Youth Choir & Children’s Choir on YouTube:
9. Nu vil vi ud og lege (Now we will play)

CD Reviews

by Rob Barnett at MusicWeb International (Vetö)

Composer’s Biography

at the Carl Nielsen Society Web site
by Blair Johnson at AllMusic Guide

Short Works Performed by the Durham Children’s Choir

Durham Children’s Choir
Scott Hill, conductor

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