This remarkable album, for many years, appreciated for its exquisite sound quality in the recording of choral and solo voices- set a new standard in sound engineering.
Cantate Domino, recorded by legendary sound engineer Bertil Alving in 1976, is widely regarded as one of the greatest audiophile masterpieces ever recorded. Opening with Enrico Bossi's "Cantate Domino" for choir, organ, trumpets and trombones, the choral album includes a number of Swedish folk songs as well as pieces by Handel, Otto Olsson, and others. The famous reference album is now made even better with this new hi-definition release from 2xHD-Naxos in Stereo DSD - up to DSD 512 from NativeDSD Music.
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 everything that has breath praise the Lord!”