Cantate Domino (2015)

Bossi, Walther, Olsson, Handel, Vogler, Traditional, Adam, Gruber, Reger

Oscar's Motet Choir

Torsten Nilsson

Words from the Book of Psalms, the foremost treasure of Jewish psalms since ages ago, even at the time of Jesus. The psalms were recited and sung in the homes, in the synagogues and, not least, in the Temple of Jerusalem at the great festivals.

The Christian church appropriated the Book of Psalms; its significance is precious. Seldom has the agony and assurance of the soul been expressed more truly and profoundly. The features of the Saviour emerging ever clearer. And the praises to the Lord of Creation have never been sung more genuinely!

Many authors have mined the Book of Psalms for gems and paraphrased them. Still more composers have drawn inspiration from it. One of the best known works is the Italian romanticist Enrico Bossi’s magnificent “Cantate Domino”. The piece is actually titled “Westminster Abbey” in tribute to the grand English cathedral, albeit we know it from its first performance in 1920 for its opening words in Latin. “Sing and make music to the glory of God!” Organ, brass and woodwind, and choir, whose voices, in ever widening harmonies, grow into a jubilant crescendo, culminating in the eight part Gloria (Glory)! “Let every thing that has breath praise the Lord!”

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Cantate Domino (2015)

Bossi, Walther, Olsson, Handel, Vogler, Traditional, Adam, Gruber, Reger

Oscar's Motet Choir

When the choir, brass, and organ played together, the sonic result was spectacular given the bloom and dimensionality of the recording.

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"We conclude with a classic recording from the Proprius catalog, now remastered from its original 15 IPS half-track analog tape to Double DSD by 2xHD- Naxos. Cantate Domino (“Sing to the Lord”) was recorded back in the ‘70s, and was recognized early on as an audiophile reference. The combination of organ and chorus in a Swedish cathedral really presses the envelope for recorded sonics and soulful performance. I think that I have just about every format that this album has appeared on over the years...LP, CD, SACD, and now DSD. It was a particular favorite and reference recording for my old friends, Dave Glackin and Winston both departed, sadly...and myself. My selection here was the Christmas classic “O Holy Night,” which will test your playback system for tonality and dynamics of a certainty. The Double DSD version shines with glory, with the full richness and spatiality of this performance in startling, holographic presentation. A fine way to conclude our sampler, and for you to close a listening session." - from the booklet of the album NDSD006 'Positive Feedback DSD Sampler'

David W. Robinson

Cantate Domino (2015)

Bossi, Walther, Olsson, Handel, Vogler, Traditional, Adam, Gruber, Reger

Oscar's Motet Choir

Mastering Engineer:

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme 

2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry

For the 2xHD transfer of this recording, the original 1/4”, 15 ips CCIR master tape was played on a modified TELEFUNKEN M15 Tape recorder with SAKI head, using a hi-end tube preamplifier with OCC silver cables. We did an analog transfer for each HiRes sampling and A & B comparisons were made with both the original LP, using the Kronos turntable, as well as with the best available CD, using the Nagra HD Dac and dCS Vivaldi DAC, throughout the process 

Recorded in Analog

DSD64 2.8224 MHz/1-bit was done using dCS 905 and dCS Vivaldi clock

DSD128 5.6448 MHz/1-bit was done using Ayre QA9pro

Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD256

This album was recorded to Analog tape. It was then transferred to the DSD bit rate indicated above.

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