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Track(s) taken from CDA67680

Der 100. Psalm, SWV36

composer
Psalmen Davids, 1619
author of text
Psalm 100

Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor), Ashley Grote (organ)
Recording details: June 2007
Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Jeremy Summerly
Engineered by David Hinitt
Release date: April 2008
Total duration: 4 minutes 15 seconds

Cover artwork: Westminster Abbey (1904) by John Fulleylove (1845-1908)
Mary Evans Picture Library, Blackheath, London
 
Matins
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Der 100. Psalm SWV36  [4'15]

Reviews

'Everything is a joy here, including the modern works, the anthem Viri Galilaei by Patrick Gowers and Francis Pott's brilliant Toccata for organ, played with assured virtuosity by Robert Quinney. The choir of Westminster Abbey under James O'Donnell sing with the happy care which his choristers at the Cathedral used to bring to their work with him' (Gramophone)

'This close-your-eyes and you're there service is almost matter-of-fact in its excellence … it's good to see that English cathedral music is still intact: its future is represented by Francis Pott's Toccata, commandingly played by Robert Quinney, which rounds off a truly feel-good recording for cathedral music fans' (Choir & Organ)

'This addition to Westminster Abbey's invaluable series of music for feast-days gets off to a cracking start with Stanford's magnificent eight-part motet Caelos ascendit hodie. This sets a jubilant tone for the whole programme, which contains some outstanding 20th-century contributions to the Anglican repertoire, including Britten's Festival Te Deum with its exciting organ effects, Finzi's triumphant God is gone up and Patrick Gowers's Viri Galilaei, whose meditative opening leads to a paean of exultation. All these, and Schutz's Der 100. Psalm, are sung with exhilarating panache' (The Daily Telegraph)

'No one does this grand scale of Anglican service music better than Westminster Abbey, and again the performances of this very demanding music are of the highest order … truly a triumphant recording' (American Record Guide)

'The planning is astute … just as cunning is the way some old cathedral favourites nestle alongside more contemporary settings. O clap your hands and God is gone up may be Anglican staples, but they are given fresh and energetic renditions here, while the brief Stanford motet at the start is a most exhilarating introduction. Best of all, perhaps, is Ascension motet Viri Galilaei by Patrick Gowers … this splendid and dramatic setting with its concluding triumphant hymn is further vibrant proof of his sympathetic writing for voices' (International Record Review)

'After seven years at the helm, James O'Donnell has made a formidable singing outfit of the Westminster Abbey Choir … the treble line is robust and thrilling, its soloist, Jacob Ewens, a sinuous star in Britten's Te Deum in E' (The Times)

'Another offering to lift the soul heavenwards from James O'Donnell and his choir, as they continue their exploration of liturgical repertoire across the centuries … the first thing that hits you about the singing is the celebratory tone. The boys might be singing Stanford's Caelos ascendit hodie, but they could just as easily be trilling 'Woohoo! It's Ascension Day!'. I love such musical joie de vivre, and not every choir is able to produce it convincingly as these chaps. It doesn't come at the expense of quality, though; this is Westminster Abbey Choir at their crystalline best, with spot-on pitching, enviable articulation and sympathetic phrasing … it is a stirring, beautifully judged programme of music, performed to the highest standard' (bbc.co.uk)
This recording presents Heinrich Schütz’s German setting from his great collection Psalmen Davids (published in 1619), scored for two four-voice choirs and continuo. The joyfulness of the text comes over in playful exchanges between the two choirs, although the calmer central section shows something of the range of the composer’s more expressive powers and responsiveness to text.

from notes by James O'Donnell © 2008

Nous en proposons ici une version allemande tirée du grand recueil des Psalmen Davids (publié en 1619) d’Heinrich Schütz, écrite pour deux chœurs à quatre voix et continuo. L’allégresse du texte transparaît dans les échanges enjoués entre les deux chœurs, même si la section centrale, plus calme, laisse entrevoir les moyens plus expressifs du compositeur, sa réactivité au texte.

extrait des notes rédigées par James O'Donnell © 2008
Français: Hyperion Records Ltd

Diese Aufnahme stellt Heinrich Schütz’ deutsche Vertonung aus seiner großartigen (1619 veröffentlichten) Sammlung Psalmen Davids für zwei vierstimmige Chöre und Generalbass vor. Die Freudigkeit des Textes wird durch den spielerischen Austausch zwischen den beiden Chören vermittelt, obwohl der ruhigere Mittelteil auch die Ausdruckskraft und Feinsinnigkeit der Textausdeutung des Komponisten vermittelt.

aus dem Begleittext von James O'Donnell © 2008
Deutsch: Renate Wendel

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