Formosa Mea (My Beauty)

Christian Kjos, Johan Mohn, Karolina Radziej, Tone Wik, Vegard Lund

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Original Recording Format: DXD

“Formosa mea” (My Beauty), an expression taken from Song of Solomon, recurs as a theme in a number of the songs on Tone Wik’s new album. The sensual texts are an homage to the Virgin Mary. Her chaste, unattainable beauty is the focus of adoration, lending a quality of innocence to the erotic content of the texts.

The music is from a period when the church was in the process of accepting the musical influence of street music and folk theatre, which changed the style of church music. “Formosa mea” features two seldom-performed Christmas cantatas, written by the female composer Franscesca Caccini and her colleague, Bonifatio Gratiani.

Soprano Tone Wik has specialized for years in music of the Baroque period. She is in frequent demand as soloist and performs regularly with early music musicians and ensembles. On this album she appears with a collection of distinguished performers: Vegard Lund (lute), Karolina Radziej (baroque violin), Johan Nicolai Mohn (recorder) and Christian Kjos (organ).

 

Tracklist

1.
Maria, Dolce Maria
03:12
2.
Jubilet Tota Civitas
04:31
3.
O Dulcissima Dilecta Mea
03:12
4.
Canzona Prima
03:04
5.
Exulta Filia Sion
05:17
6.
Toccata IV
01:15
7.
A Pi? Della Gran Croce
02:55
8.
Toccata Decima
04:25
9.
O Che Nuovo Stupor
05:22
10.
Toccata VIII
01:57
11.
Invito All'Allegrezza
02:32
12.
O Quam Tu Pulchra Es
03:13
13.
Nigra Sum Sed Formosa
04:00
14.
Partite Sopra La Monica
04:06
15.
Torna Il Sereno Zefiro
04:00
16.
Prelude VI
00:37
17.
Gaudia Pastores
06:06

Total time: 00:59:44

Additional information

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Editing Software

Pyramix

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Original Recording Format

Cables

Mogami / Canare Quad

Digital Converters

Merging Horus

Composers

Mastering Engineer

Thomas Wolden

Microphones

DPA 4006A, Neumann TLM 170, Schoeps MK5, DPA 4015

Producer

Jørn Pdersen

Recording Engineer

Thomas Wolden

Recording location

JAR CHURCH, Oslo Norway

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DXD

SKU

LWC1109

Release Date November 11, 2016
SKU LWC1109

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