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Vocal Music - BACH, J.S. / CRUGER, J. / PRAETORIUS, M. / GRIEG, E. / CHARPENTIER, M.-A. / SCHEDIT, S. (The Vanishing Nordic Chorale) (Musik Ekklesia)

Artist(s) Spray, Philip, Conductor • Musik Ekklesia, Ensemble • Karosi, Balint, organ
Period(s) 20th CenturyBaroque (1600-1750)Renaissance (1400-1600)Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental • Vocal Ensemble
Catalogue DSL-92128
Label Dorian Sono Luminus
Quality   320kbps


A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Review By AC115521,May 2011

The Vanishing Nordic Chorale is a fascinating and instructive compilation imaginatively assembled and beautifully realized. Musik Ekklesia is a Baroque period informed ensemble of approximately 21 players based in Indianapolis.

For this project they are joined by a complement of about 15 singers. The program, devised by music director and executive producer, Philip Spray is a unique snapshot of the Lutheran chorale, its preeminence in northern European music history as well as its ubiquity as thematic grist for composers as far afield as Bach and Nielsen. If you think such a concentrated dose of strophic tethered writing may sound monotonous, think again. This collection is anything but. All manner of vocal and instrumental permutations are employed to great effect, more....


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