Morgenlicht: Kirchenlieder & Choräle

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All Music Guide - James Manheim
Britain and Germany are probably Europe's two largest markets for classical music, but the crossover segment is sorely underrepresented in the latter. This release by the technically superb Rundfunkchor Berlin, importing a British conductor (albeit one with lots of experience on the Continent), perhaps aims to redress the balance. The opening track is one most listeners, English or German or of any other nationality, will know as "Morning Has Broken," although it was prior to that a 1930s English hymn set to an old Highland Scots tune. Here it is given German lyrics and arranged by John Rutter, and the result proves that you can't keep a good tune down. From there the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Manheim
Britain and Germany are probably Europe's two largest markets for classical music, but the crossover segment is sorely underrepresented in the latter. This release by the technically superb Rundfunkchor Berlin, importing a British conductor (albeit one with lots of experience on the Continent), perhaps aims to redress the balance. The opening track is one most listeners, English or German or of any other nationality, will know as "Morning Has Broken," although it was prior to that a 1930s English hymn set to an old Highland Scots tune. Here it is given German lyrics and arranged by John Rutter, and the result proves that you can't keep a good tune down. From there the program moves into a succession of chorales, Renaissance songs, later German a cappella sacred music, organ pieces, and a few glee club chestnuts like Mozart's "Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618." The music is a cappella or lightly introduced by a harp, and the mood holds throughout. Fans of Rutter might even give this a try, for it has a more serious tone than would the equivalent British item, even though it is basically an exercise in sensuous surfaces. Deutsche Grammophon's engineers, working in Berlin's Auenkirche, turn in work comparable to that of the label's golden age and match the pearly tones of the choir step for step. A fine example of the crossover type.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/20/2013
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • UPC: 028947913030
  • Catalog Number: 001833402
  • Sales rank: 178,637

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Aus meines Herzens Grunde, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 269 (BC F21) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Berlin Radio Chorus (3:14)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted bySimon Halsey
    Performed byBerlin Radio Chorus, Simon Halsey
  2. 2 Prelude for organ in G major, BWV 568 (BC J47) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Simon Halsey (3:17)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted bySimon Halsey
    Performed bySimon Halsey
  3. 3 Te Deum Laudamus ("Großer Gott wir loben Dich"), for chorus - Ignaz Franz Castelli & Anonymous, Austrian (5:04)
    Composed byAnonymous, Austrian
    Conducted bySimon Halsey
    Performed byBerlin Radio Chorus, Simon Halsey
  4. 4 Lobe den Herren, den Mächtigen König - Berlin Radio Chorus & Anonymous, German (2:37)
    Composed byAnonymous, German
    Conducted bySimon Halsey
    Performed byBerlin Radio Chorus, Simon Halsey
  5. 5 Prelude and Fugue, for keyboard No. 1 in C major (WTC I/1), BWV 846 (BC L80): Präludium - Johann Sebastian Bach & Simon Halsey (2:08)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted bySimon Halsey
    Performed bySimon Halsey
  6. 6 Geh' aus mein Herz, for voice & keyboard - Paul Gerhardt & August Harder (3:26)
    Composed byAugust Harder
    Conducted bySimon Halsey
    Performed byBerlin Radio Chorus, Simon Halsey
  7. 7 Jesu, meine Freude, motet for 5-part chorus, BWV 227 (BC C5) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Berlin Radio Chorus (4:36)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted bySimon Halsey
    Performed byBerlin Radio Chorus, Simon Halsey
  8. 8 Nun ruhen alle Wälder, chorale prelude for organ, BWV 756 (BC K197) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Paul Gerhardt (3:36)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted bySimon Halsey
    Performed byBerlin Radio Chorus, Simon Halsey
  9. 9 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Ein feste Burg) - Martin Luther & Simon Halsey (3:06)
    Composed byMartin Luther
    Conducted bySimon Halsey
    Performed bySimon Halsey
  10. 10 Nun danket alle Gott, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 386 (BC F148.1) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Berlin Radio Chorus (2:44)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted bySimon Halsey
    Performed byBerlin Radio Chorus, Simon Halsey
  11. 11 Der Mond ist aufgegangen, for voice & piano (or orchestra) ("Abendlied") - Johann Abraham Peter Schulz & Max Reger (4:55)
    Composed byJohann Abraham Peter Schulz
    Conducted bySimon Halsey
    Performed byBerlin Radio Chorus, Simon Halsey
  12. 12 Ave verum corpus, motet for chorus, strings & organ, K. 618 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Simon Halsey (3:43)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted bySimon Halsey
    Performed bySimon Halsey
  13. 13 Wohl denen, die ohne Wandel leben (Psalm 119: Aleph & Beth), for double chorus & continuo (Der Schwanengesang), SWV 482 - Heinrich Schütz & Berlin Radio Chorus (2:24)
    Composed byHeinrich Schütz
    Conducted bySimon Halsey
    Performed byBerlin Radio Chorus, Simon Halsey
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