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Track(s) taken from CDA67596

Congratulamini mihi

composer
SATBB
author of text
Responsory in Paschal Time, after John 20: 13, 15, 18

The Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice (conductor)
Recording details: September 2004
Merton College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Produced by David Skinner
Engineered by Justin Lowe
Release date: June 2006
Total duration: 6 minutes 18 seconds
 
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Congratulamini mihi  [6'18]

Reviews

'A gem of a CD' (Gramophone)

'A superbly balanced and expressive performance by the Brabant Ensemble shows the work to great advantage' (Early Music Review)

'The performances are excellent; supported by the well-captured acoustic of Merton College, Oxford, the singers negotiate the often highly imitative textures with great fluency. Well-shaped phrasing, good balance and generally subtle dynamic inflexions further contribute to the beauty of the sound … these are really very fine performances of rarely heard music' (International Record Review)

'Apart from the group's accomplished vocal work, the strong point of this disc is the profound understanding that is conveyed in the notes by Martin Ham. We can expect more of this repertoire from the group. But don't wait to get this one, for it is neatly organized and beautifully sung' (Fanfare, USA)

'This recording sets an example of how things should be done … a programme that is both intellectually and musically attractive' (Goldberg)

'An unqualified delight' (MusicWeb International)

'Throughout this recording the choir demonstrates the exceeding beauty of Crecquillon’s music. At certain moments it sears the soul so that one can hardly stand to listen to it, like too bright a light makes one want to close [one's] eyes. What could possibly be more fitting for a discussion of death and everlasting life?' (Sacred Music, USA)

'Le chef et musicologue anglais révèle un rare talent de découvreur. Construire un programme autour de Mort m'a privé est une idée merveilleuse' (Diapason, France)
Congratulamini mihi is a wonderful and joyous expression of the Resurrection of Christ. After so much mourning and prayer for the dead, it provides a fitting conclusion in the celebration of Christ’s rising from the dead, the belief in which gave life to Charles’s hopes for his own resurrection into the Heavenly presence with his beloved Isabella.

from notes by Martin Ham © 2006

Congratulamini mihi est une merveilleuse et joyeuse expression de la résurrection du Christ. Après tant de déplorations et de prières pour les morts, voilà la conclusion rêvée pour célébrer la résurrection du Christ d’entre les morts, qui nourrit les espoirs de Charles quant à sa propre résurrection, en la présence céleste, aux côtés de sa bien-aimée Isabelle.

extrait des notes rédigées par Martin Ham © 2006
Français: Hypérion

Congratulamini mihi ist eine wunderbare und freudenvolle Darstellung der Auferstehung Jesu Christi. Nach so viel Trauer und Beten für die Toten liefert dieses Stück mit der Auferstehung Christi einen passenden Abschluss. Der Glaube daran nährte Karls Hoffnung auf seine eigene Auferstehung zur Wiedervereinigung mit seiner geliebten Isabella im Himmel.

aus dem Begleittext von Martin Ham © 2006
Deutsch: Elke Hockings

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