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Hugo Distler was one of the most important composers of choral music in the first half of the 20th century. His music reaches back to the great German polyphonists like Schutz, imbuing it with polymodal and polyrythmic elements, creating a unique, introverted, ascetic but deeply felt language that touches the heart. His personal troubles and the repression of his music by the Nazis that thought it 'degenerate,' led to his suicide in 1942. This recording, featuring a stellar solo cast ably supported by the Thomanerchor Leipzig - one of the most respected choirs in Europe - can only increase your appreciation for a composer whose work represents an important chapter in sacred music history.
Hugo Distler was one of the most important composers of choral music in the first half of the 20th century. His music reaches back to the great German polyphonists like Schutz, imbuing it with polymodal and polyrythmic elements, creating a unique, introverted, ascetic but deeply felt language that touches the heart. His personal troubles and the repression of his music by the Nazis that thought it 'degenerate,' led to his suicide in 1942. This recording, featuring a stellar solo cast ably supported by the Thomanerchor Leipzig - one of the most respected choirs in Europe - can only increase your appreciation for a composer whose work represents an important chapter in sacred music history.
5028421946955
Thomanerchor Leipzig - Die Weihnachtsgeschichte

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Format: CD
Label: BRLT
Rel. Date: 11/19/2013
UPC: 5028421946955

Die Weihnachtsgeschichte
Artist: Thomanerchor Leipzig
Format: CD
New: In Stock $14.00
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DISC: 1
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1. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Pt. I. Introduction: Chorus "Das Volk, So Im Finstern Wandelt" (Chorus)
2. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Pt. II. The Christmas Story: Chorale "Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen" (Chorus)
3. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Pt. II. The Christmas Story: Recitative "Es Ward Gesandt Der Engel Gabriel" (Narrato
4. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Pt. II. The Christmas Story: Chorale "Das Röslein, Das Ich Meine" (Chorus)
5. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Pt. II. The Christmas Story: Recitative "Maria Aber Stand Auf" (Narrator, Elizabeth)
6. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Pt. II. The Christmas Story: Magnificat. Chorale "Meine Seele Erhebt Gott, Den Herrn, Wir
7. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Pt. II. The Christmas Story: Recitative "Es Begab Sich Aber Zu Der Zeit" (Narrator)
8. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Pt. II. The Christmas Story: Chorale "Das Blümelein So Kleine" (Chorus)
9. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Pt. II. The Christmas Story: Recitative "Und Es Waren Hirten" (Narrator, Angel)
10. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Pt. II. The Christmas Story: Chorus "Ehre Sei Gott In Der Höhe" (Chorus)
11. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Pt. II. The Christmas Story: Recitative "Und Da Die Engel" (Narrator)
12. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Pt. II. The Christmas Story: Chorus "Lasset Uns Nun Gehen" (Chorus)
13. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Pt. II. The Christmas Story: Recitative "Und Sie Kamen Eilend" (Narrator)
14. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Pt. II. The Christmas Story: Chorale "Die Hirten Zu Der Stunden" (Chorus)
15. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Pt. II. The Christmas Story: Recitative "Da Jesus Geboren War Zu Bethlehem" (Narrato
16. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Pt. II. The Christmas Story: Chorus "Wo Ist Der Neugeborene König" (Chorus)
17. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Pt. II. The Christmas Story: Recitative "Da Das Der König Herodes Hörete"
18. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Pt. II. The Christmas Story: Chorus "Zu Bethlehem, Im Jüdischen Lande" (Chorus)
19. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Pt. II. The Christmas Story: Recitative "Denn Also Stehet Geschrieben" (Narrator, He
20. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Pt. II. The Christmas Story: Chorale "Lob, Ehr Sei Gott Dem Vater" (Chorus)
21. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Pt. II. The Christmas Story: Recitative "Und Siehe, Ein Mensch War Zu Jerusalem" (Na
22. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Pt. II. The Christmas Story: Chorale "So Singen Wir All Amen" (Chorus)
23. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, Op. 10, Conclusion: Chorus "Also Hat Gott Die Welt Geliebt" (Chorus)

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Hugo Distler was one of the most important composers of choral music in the first half of the 20th century. His music reaches back to the great German polyphonists like Schutz, imbuing it with polymodal and polyrythmic elements, creating a unique, introverted, ascetic but deeply felt language that touches the heart. His personal troubles and the repression of his music by the Nazis that thought it 'degenerate,' led to his suicide in 1942. This recording, featuring a stellar solo cast ably supported by the Thomanerchor Leipzig - one of the most respected choirs in Europe - can only increase your appreciation for a composer whose work represents an important chapter in sacred music history.
        
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