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Camille Saint-Saens - Camille Saint-Saëns: Oratorio de Noël

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Artikel Name:Camille Saint-Saëns: Oratorio de Noël
Es spielt das Vocalensemble Rastatt und Les Favorites
Genre:Chor / Lied
Produkt Typ:SACD
Label:Carus
Titelanzahl:16
Dauer:63:36

Trackliste Super Audio CD (SACD) - 1

1. Bourve/Ullmann/ua - Oratorio de Noël, for solo voices, chorus, strings, harp & organ, Op. 12~Prélude3:53
2. Bourve/Ullmann/ua - Oratorio de Noël, for solo voices, chorus, strings, harp & organ, Op. 12~Et pastores erant4:59
3. Bourve/Ullmann/ua - Oratorio de Noël, for solo voices, chorus, strings, harp & organ, Op. 12~Exspectans exspectavi Dominum3:02
4. Bourve/Ullmann/ua - Oratorio de Noël, for solo voices, chorus, strings, harp & organ, Op. 12~Domine, ego credidi3:37
5. Bourve/Ullmann/ua - Oratorio de Noël, for solo voices, chorus, strings, harp & organ, Op. 12~Benedictus3:46
6. Bourve/Ullmann/ua - Oratorio de Noël, for solo voices, chorus, strings, harp & organ, Op. 12~Quare fremuerunt gentes3:15
7. Bourve/Ullmann/ua - Oratorio de Noël, for solo voices, chorus, strings, harp & organ, Op. 12~Tecum principium3:45
8. Bourve/Ullmann/ua - Oratorio de Noël, for solo voices, chorus, strings, harp & organ, Op. 12~Alleluia2:29
9. Bourve/Ullmann/ua - Oratorio de Noël, for solo voices, chorus, strings, harp & organ, Op. 12~Consurge, Filia Sion6:02
10. Bourve/Ullmann/ua - Oratorio de Noël, for solo voices, chorus, strings, harp & organ, Op. 12~Tollite hostias2:17
11. Bourve/Ullmann/ua - Bénédiction nuptiale, for organ in F major, Op. 97:26
12. Bourve/Ullmann/ua - Ave verum, motet for 4 female voices, organ & horn in D major4:58
13. Bourve/Ullmann/ua - Sub tuum, motet for soprano, alto & organ in F minor3:19
14. Bourve/Ullmann/ua - O salutaris, motet for soprano, alto, baritone & organ in B flat major4:39
15. Bourve/Ullmann/ua - Ave Maria, motet for 2 altos & organ in A major2:37
16. Bourve/Ullmann/ua - Tantum ergo, motet for 2 sopranos, alto, organ & chorus ad lib in E flat major3:32

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

1858 trat der 23jährige Camille Saint-Saents die Nachfolge Léfébure-Wélys als Organist der Eglise de la Madeleine in Paris an. Hier entstand im selben Jahr innerhalb von nur elf Tagen sein Oratorio de Noel. Das bewusst auf breite Wirkung angelegte Werk erzählt die Weihnachtsgeschichte mittels alttestamentarischer Weissagungen. Klangschönheit und Melodienseligkeit kennzeichnen dieses bezaubernde Werk, dem mittlerweile auch in Deutschland die gebührende Aufmerksamkeit geschenkt wird.

Beschreibung

Saint-Saëns' Oratorio de Noël, written when the composer was 25, is scored for five soloists, choir, strings, harp, and organ. It's drenched in warm Romanticism, but its roots in Baroque and Classical traditions are easy to hear, as in the sacred music of Mendelssohn, which it stylistically resembles. It begins with a lovely, Bachian pastorale that sets the tone of reverence and transcendence that suffuses the whole work, and which returns at the end. Only its second movement, a recitative, deals with the Biblical nativity story; the remaining movements, with texts largely taken from the Psalms, praise God in mostly general terms. Musical highlights include the Benedictus for soprano, baritone, harp, and organ and the radiant, ethereal "Tecum principium," a trio for the same ensemble, plus tenor. The Oratorio is a hugely attractive piece that reveals Saint-Saëns' mastery of shapely vocal lines, graceful contrapuntal choral writing, and gently evocative tone painting -- it's a piece that should appeal to anyone who loves nineteenth century choral music. The CD also includes six of the composer's smaller instrumental, choral, and vocal liturgical pieces that demonstrate the same virtues and values of the Oratorio. Holger Speck leads the Vocalensemble Rastatt and the instrumental ensemble Les Favorites in warm and idiomatically sensitive performances, and the soloists sing with admirable purity and delicacy. Carus' balance is ideal, but the sound in the louder passages gets a little bright, almost shrill.

Stephen Eddins

Mitwirkende

Author: Camille Saint-Saens Artist: Holger Speck Artist: Vocalensemble Rastatt Artist: Les Favorite Artist: ua Artist: Bourve Artist: Ullmann Composer: Camille Saint-Saens Record Label: Carus Conductor: Holger Speck