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The Roof of Milan Cathedral (c1830) by Carl Beckmann (1799-1859)
Track(s) taken from CDH55346
Recording details: October 1989
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: February 1991
Total duration: 5 minutes 12 seconds

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Geistliches Lied, Op 30
First line:
Lass dich nur nichts nicht dauren mit trauren
composer
1856; 4vv; published 1864; first performed in St James's, Chemnitz, on 2 July 1865
author of text

Other recordings available for download
Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker (conductor), Matthew Martin (organ)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Geistliches Lied Op 30 was composed in 1856, so that despite the misleading opus number it in fact predates both the ‘Ave Maria’ and the setting of Psalm 13. Published in 1864, the first performance was given in St James’s Church, Chemnitz, on 2 July 1865. The textures of this setting are predominantly canonic, with overlapping entries arriving at both the second above and the ninth below. It is the austerity of style which links this piece firmly with the motets, yet the overall mood can be seen as in some ways preparatory for the ‘German Requiem’. The final ‘Amen’, with its glorious, aching suspensions, comes as a poignant emotional release after the comparative reserve of the setting as a whole.

from notes by Julian Haylock © 1991


Other albums featuring this work
'Brahms & Rheinberger: Mass' (CDA67559)
Brahms & Rheinberger: Mass

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