Sacred Songs of Life and Love

South Dakota Chorale

19.9927.49
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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

The choral art has been fertile ground for creative minds throughout history. Looking back, musicians have attempted to describe and categorize the methods and various periods of development. It is sometimes difficult to properly classify modern composers with specific musicological terminology – especially those who have been so influential as to develop entirely new methods and styles of composing during their careers.

Even so, classifications such as minimalist, serial, post-modern and neo-romantic have been used to describe several of the composers on this recording. This is not, however, intellectual music composed for the sake of difficulty or any binding form. All of the music heard on this program has been masterfully crafted with a single intent: to heighten the expression of the text. These are composers fully committed to the human experience created through the music and text.

Tracklist

1.
Arvo Part - Magnificat
05:36
2.
Arvo Part - Bogoroditse Djevo
01:10
3.
Arvo Part - Sieben Magnificat Antiphonen - I. O Weisheit
01:33
4.
Arvo Part - Sieben Magnificat Antiphonen - II. O Adonai
02:25
5.
Arvo Part - Sieben Magnificat Antiphonen - III. O Spross Aus Isais Wurzel
00:57
6.
Arvo Part - Sieben Magnificat Antiphonen - IV. O Schlussel Davids
01:40
7.
Arvo Part - Sieben Magnificat Antiphonen - V. O Morgenstern
02:12
8.
Arvo Part - Sieben Magnificat Antiphonen - VI. O Konig aller Volker
01:11
9.
Arvo Part - Sieben Magnificat Antiphonen - VII. O Immanuel
02:22
10.
Algirdas Martinaitis - Alleluia
04:19
11.
Knut Nystedt - Prayers of Kierkegaard (excerpts from collection) - Great are You o God
03:57
12.
Knut Nystedt - Prayers of Kierkegaard (excerpts from collection) - Father in Heaven! You loved us fi
02:33
13.
Sven-David Sandstrom - Four Songs of Love - I. Let Him Kiss Me
02:00
14.
Sven-David Sandstrom - Four Songs of Love - II. Until the Daybreak
02:23
15.
Sven-David Sandstrom - Four Songs of Love - III. Awake, O North Wind
02:42
16.
Sven-David Sandstrom - Four Songs of Love - IV. His Left Hand
01:55
17.
Ivo Antognini - I am the rose of Sharon
05:28
18.
Eriks Esenvalds - O Salutaris Hostia
03:20
19.
Arvo Part - Nunc dimittis
05:04

Total time: 00:52:47

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Producer

Blanton Alspaugh

Recording Engineer

Jesse Brayman – Soundmirror

Recording location

St. Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Recording Software

Merging

SKU

PTC5186530

Release Date September 9, 2015
SKU PTC5186530

Press reviews

BBC Music Magazine

Natural, fluid phrasing characterises the singing, and the sound is excellent.

February 2015

Luister

The performance of this very diverse and demanding repertoire is excellent, the absolute highlight is the magnificent soprano duet from O salutaris hostia by Esenvalds.

April/May 2015

MusicWeb International

The balances are excellently calibrated; the various parts are clearly heard, as are the words; all sections of the choir sing with firm tone; and there’s an excellent dynamic range. The overall sound of the choir is very pleasing and one is conscious of a natural, clear recording in which the engineers have used the acoustic of the venue intelligently. In short, this is a very responsive choir, expertly directed and the qualities I’ve just noted are apparent throughout their programme.

September 2015

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