Klaglied: German Sacred Concertos

Klaglied: German Sacred Concertos

by Michael Chance
     
 
As recordings of obscure Baroque music go, this one contains moments of exceptional loveliness. Accompanied by an augmented Purcell Quartet, countertenor Michael Chance performs a collection of Klaglieder, or lamentations, by 17th- and 18th-century German composers: Johann Christian Bach, Johann

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As recordings of obscure Baroque music go, this one contains moments of exceptional loveliness. Accompanied by an augmented Purcell Quartet, countertenor Michael Chance performs a collection of Klaglieder, or lamentations, by 17th- and 18th-century German composers: Johann Christian Bach, Johann Michael Bach (both ancestors, not sons, of J. S. Bach), Christian Geist, Heinrich Schütz, and Dietrich Buxtehude. Opening with J. C. Bach's "Ach, dass ich Wassers g'nug hätte" (Oh, that I had tears enough), Chance brings exquisite lyricism to this fragile, desperate music, set to texts drawn from the Psalms and the Lamentations of Jeremiah. Chance's voice has a floating, weightless quality, complimenting the Purcell Quartet's silvery sonorities, and although some may wish for greater heft in the high male voice, it seems well suited to these simple, mournful pieces. For variety, the program also includes a pair of instrumental sonatas by Buxtehude, but there are four Buxtehude vocal pieces as well, one of which closes the album as it began: with the strings slowly, sweetly accompanying Chance's plaintive song.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/26/2001
Label:
Chandos
UPC:
0095115067529
catalogNumber:
675

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  1. Ach, daß ich Wassers genug hätte, vocal concerto  - Johann Christoph Bach  - Michael Chance  - Clare Salaman  - Rachel Byrt  - Marie Lucchetta  - Adam Elsheimer  - Regina Büchner-Brown  - Judith Phillips  - Florence Porra  - Anthony Withers  -  Purcell Quartet
  2. Vater unser, der du bist im Himmel, for voice, strings & continuo  - Christian Geist  - Michael Chance  - Marie Lucchetta  - Adam Elsheimer  - Regina Büchner-Brown  - Judith Phillips  - Florence Porra  - Anthony Withers  -  Purcell Quartet
  3. Wenn ich, Herr Jesu, habe dich, for alto, 2 violins & continuo, BuxWV 107  - Dietrich Buxtehude  - Michael Chance  - Marie Lucchetta  - Adam Elsheimer  - Regina Büchner-Brown  - Judith Phillips  - Florence Porra  - Anthony Withers  -  Purcell Quartet
  4. Sonata for 2 violins, viola da gamba & continuo in C major, BuxWV 266  - Dietrich Buxtehude  - Adam Elsheimer  -  Purcell Quartet
  5. Jesu meine Freud und Lust, for alto, 2 violins, violetta, violone & continuo, BuxWV 59  - Dietrich Buxtehude  - Michael Chance  - Clare Salaman  - Marie Lucchetta  - Adam Elsheimer  - Regina Büchner-Brown  - Judith Phillips  - Florence Porra  - Anthony Withers  -  Purcell Quartet
  6. Erbarm Dich mein, O Herre Gott, for soprano, 4 violes, violone & continuo, SWV 447  - Heinrich Schütz  - Michael Chance  - Clare Salaman  - Rachel Byrt  - Marie Lucchetta  - Adam Elsheimer  - Regina Büchner-Brown  - Judith Phillips  - Florence Porra  - Anthony Withers  -  Purcell Quartet
  7. Auf, lasst uns den Herren loben, aria, for alto, strings & continuo  - Johann Michael Bach  - Michael Chance  - Clare Salaman  - Rachel Byrt  - Marie Lucchetta  - Adam Elsheimer  - Regina Büchner-Brown  - Judith Phillips  - Florence Porra  - Anthony Withers  -  Purcell Quartet
  8. Jubilate Domino, omnis terra, for alto, viola da gamba & continuo, BuxWV 64  - Dietrich Buxtehude  - Richard Boothby  - Michael Chance  - Robert Woolley  - Marie Lucchetta  - Adam Elsheimer  - Regina Büchner-Brown  - Judith Phillips  - Florence Porra  - Anthony Withers
  9. Sonata for 2 violins, viola da gamba & continuo in G major, BuxWV 271  - Dietrich Buxtehude  - Adam Elsheimer  -  Purcell Quartet
  10. Fried- und Freudenreiche Hinfahrt, cantata in 2 sections for SB voices, instruments & continuo, BuxWV 76: No. 2, Klaglied  - Dietrich Buxtehude  - Richard Boothby  - Michael Chance  - Susanna Pell  - Robert Woolley  - Marie Lucchetta  - Adam Elsheimer  - Regina Büchner-Brown  - Judith Phillips  - Florence Porra  - Anthony Withers

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