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Track(s) taken from CDA67558

Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe, Op posth.

composer
late 1846
author of text
Ordinary of the Mass

St John's College Choir Cambridge, David Hill (conductor)
Recording details: July 2005
St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: May 2006
Total duration: 4 minutes 48 seconds

Cover artwork: Tyrolean Girl Contemplating a Crucifix (detail) (1865) by Rudolph Friedrich Wasmann (1805-1886)
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 

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Reviews

'Outgoing, excitingly resonant, spirited singing' (Gramophone)

'I doubt that you would find a better performance of Mendelssohn's sacred choral music than this. Finely executed with immaculate phrasing sensitively performed, it is clear that David Hill is leading the choir of St John's to even greater heights while it maintains its own highly individual sound. The whole production is worthy of the highest praise' (Choir & Organ)

'This is one special record' (American Record Guide)

'Some lovely—indeed memorable—performances here; including a gorgeous account of Mendelssohn's richly opulent Ave Maria, Op 23 No 2 (Allan Clayton the wonderfully yearning tenor soloist) and a gloriously magisterial Warum toben die Heiden? from Op 78 … Quentin Beer is an impressively clear and pure-voiced treble in that most famous of all treble solos—O, for the wings of a dove … the recording is a triumph. Hyperion has come up with a far more rewarding sound than either Decca or Naxos was ever able to achieve at St John's' (International Record Review)

'The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, under David Hill, simply outsings all the current competition in sacred music by Mendelssohn' (Fanfare, USA)
Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe makes great use of the contrasts between unison, antiphonal and solo textures. Mendelssohn demands an unusually wide dynamic range here, and employs several pronounced changes of tempo to facilitate textual clarity.

from notes by Julian Haylock © 2006

Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe fait grand usage des contrastes entre les textures à l’unisson, antiphonées et solo. Mendelssohn y recourt à un éventail dynamique inhabituellement large et utilise plusieurs changements de tempo prononcés pour aider à la clarté textuelle.

extrait des notes rédigées par Julian Haylock © 2006
Français: Hypérion

Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe bedient sich großzügig der Kontraste zwischen Unisono, Antiphonie und Solopassagen. Mendelssohn fordert hier ein ungewöhnlich breites dynamisches Spektrum und gibt an verschiedenen Stellen ausdrücklich Tempowechsel vor, um die Abschnitte klarer voneinander zu unterscheiden.

aus dem Begleittext von Julian Haylock © 2006
Deutsch: Elke Hockings

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