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CDEUR 22,00Buddhist Shõmyõ & Gregorian Chants
Buddhist Shõmyõ & Gregorian ChantsMusica Sacra ~ A dialogue of two spiritual cultures
based on the musical repertoire of the Buddhist and the Christian tradition,
performed by the Ensemble Schola Gregoriana Pragensis
and "Gjosan-rjú Tendai Sómjó" (Buddhist Monks from Japan)
Conductors: Saikawa Buntai and David Eben
The live-recording of a concert in the church of the
UNESCO World Heritage Site Maulbronn Monastery
CD · DDD · c. 73 Minutes
***** Amazing - The best of YouTube video!
A listener on YouTube
This is stunningly beautiful, particularly track 14. I liked it so much I plan to purchase a couple more for gifts.
***** Highly recommended
The Tendai monks and the Schola Gregoriana Pragensis ensemble have created a wonderful recording resulting from their mutual collaboration at concerts and liturgy in Prague in 2000 and on tour of Japan in 2005. These meditative encounters focus on interesting contrasts in the two musical languages and expressions, at the same time seeking common elements present in both traditions. Parallels can be found in the recitation of the sacred text or in the interpretation principle of alternating a soloist with a choir, which overlaps the boundaries of confession repertoires. Another striking feature is the tonality based on the pentatonic scale appearing both in shomyo singing and Gregorian chant. This unique collaboration has produced music of mesmerising beauty and intensity. Highly recommended.
Qobuz Hi-Res Audio
Awarded by Qobuz with the "Hi-Res Audio" March 2012.
***** Raises your spirits and nourishes your soul
Beautiful music. Raises my spirits and nourishes my soul.
I was very moved by these performances
Since chanting-monk CDs are all the rage nowadays, K&K Verlagsanstalt decided to issue this disc of a special concert given at the Maulbronn Monastery in 2008. This concert, sponsored by UNESCO, combined the music of Tendai Buddhist monks from Japan with the Schola Gregoriana Pragensis choir, founded in 1987 in what is now the Czech Republic. The aim was to have the religious chants and hymns of both religions complement each other and create a multi-religious ambience redoubled in effect by the atmosphere of the surroundings.
The experiment works very well indeed. Initially, the two choirs alternate their chants, the Westerners more formal in structure, the Easterners more fluid in theirs. It was interesting for me to hear Japanese monks as compared to Tibetans who are much more familiar here in the U.S. The Japanese monks all chant in a higher pitch, more in the tenor range, although some of their members are capable, as are Tibetans, of "chording" with the voice from time to time. As for Schola Gregoriana Pragensis, they are quite simply a beautiful-sounding group with great feeling in their singing.
As the concert progresses, both choirs begin combining their religious chants to fascinating effect. Despite the musical and cultural differences, everything blends surprisingly well.
This is an excellent recording in every respect and in its own way more universal than many such "chant" CDs out there. In the spirit of the music presented, I feel a little odd recommending the disc, but as you can probably tell I was very moved by these performances.
CDEUR 22,00Gregorian & Cistercian Chants · Vespera de Beata Maria Virgine
Gregorian & Cistercian ChantsA Vespers of the Cistercian Order in the 13th century
Vespera de Beata Maria Virgine
with works by Monastery Maulbronn,
Cistercian nuns of the monastery Las Huelgas and
Cistercian Antiphonary from Morimondo,
performed by the Ensemble Vox Nostra
Winnie Brückner (Soprano) · Philipp Cieslewicz (Countertenor)
Christoph Burmester (Tenor) · Werner Blau (Bass)
Burkard Wehner (Tenor and Music Director)
A concert recording from the church of the German
UNESCO World Heritage Site Maulbronn Monastery.
CD · DDD · Duration: c. 63 Minutes
This is an absolutely beautiful performance
This is an absolutely beautiful performance. It is crisp it is authentic. The recording captures the ambiance of the Monastery. Vox Nostra is tops in my list. If your looking for Gregorian chant crab this before it ascends to heaven.
CDEUR 22,00Haydn · The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) & Walter Jens (1923-2013):The orchestra-version with lyrics and contemporary considerations by Prof. Walter Jens (1923-2013).
The Seven Last Words
of Our Saviour on the Cross
Bavarian Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra · Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie
Conductor: Alan Buribayev
The Booklet includes all lyrics and spoken words in German & English
A concert recording from the church of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Maulbronn Monastery, 10 June 2004
Longplay Album · CD · DDD · c. 70 Minutes
CDEUR 22,00Hosanna in excelsis · Music & Poetry in the Middle Ages
Les MenestrelsMusic and Poetry from the spiritual world of the Middle Ages,
Hosanna in excelsis
performed by the Ensemble for Early Music 'Les Menestrels'
Works by Gherardello de Florenzia (1310-1370), Guillaume de Machault (c. 1300-1377) Hermann, Münch von Salzburg (2nd part of 14th century), Heinrich von Mügeln (14th century), Guillaume Dufay (1400-1474), Alfonso el Sabio (1221-1284), Johannes Bassart (middle of 15th century), Kolmarer Liederhandschrift (15th century), Oswald von Wolkenstein (c. 1377-1445), Nicolaus Apel (c. 1470-1537), Codex Montpellier (13th century), Codex Squarcialupi (14th century) et. al.
A concert recording from the church of the German UNESCO World Heritage Site Maulbronn Monastery
CD · DDD · c. 73 Minutes
2 CDEUR 33,00Intime Träumerey
Imtime TräumereyDie Einsamkeiten der Liebe bergen das schöpferische Genie
Szenen aus dem Leben Friedrich Hölderlins im thematischen Dialog mit Werken von Mozart, Schumann und Schubert,
erzählt von Peter Härtling. Klavier: Franz Vorraber.
Eine Aufführung im Schloss Bad Homburg April 2007
2-CD-Box · DDD · c. 111 Minutes
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