Mendelssohn: Motets, Psalms


Mendelssohn: Motets, Psalms
Roger Norrington
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4802475
Barcode
00028948024759
Format
1-CD
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MENDELSSOHN
1 Hear my prayer: Hymn for soprano, chorus & organ
Felicity Palmer, soprano

2 Sechs Sprüche zum Kirchenjahr, Op. 79
3 Beati Mortui
4 Psalm 22: Mein Gott, warum hast, Op. 78 No. 3
5 Veni, Domine
6 Ave Maria

Heinrich Schütz Choir and Chorale
Gillian Weir, organ
Roger Norrington

7 Psalm 11 Warum toben die Heiden, Op. 78 No. 1
8 Psalm 43: Richte mich, Gott, Op. 78 No. 2

Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Stephen Cleobury

Recording information

Recording Producers: Michael Bremner (Hear my prayer, Sechs Sprüche, Beati Mortui, Psalm 22, Veni, Domine, Ave Maria); Chris Hazell (Psalms 11 & 43)
Balance Engineers: Stanley Goodall, Peter van Biene (Hear my prayer, Sechs Sprüche, Beati Mortui, Psalm 22, Veni, Domine, Ave Maria); Simon Eadon (Psalms 11 & 43)
Recording Locations: Kingsway Hall, London, United Kingdom, February 1972 (Hear my prayer, Sechs Sprüche, Beati Mortui, Psalm 22, Veni, Domine, Ave Maria); King’s College, Cambridge, United Kingdom, March 1990 (Psalms 11 & 43)

Reviews

‘The music on this record, admirably sung by the Heinrich Schutz Choir and Chorale, directed by Roger Norrington, is well worth an airing, the more so as only one of the pieces is at all widely known … Felicity Palmer and the choir make the most of the dramatic, almost operatic writing [in Hear my prayer] … Gillian Weir, usually heard as a brilliant recitalist, is an equally sensitive accompanist at the organ … This record will, I think, give immense pleasure to many listeners, who need not be shy of enjoying a bit of Mendelssohn so well performed’ (Norrington) Gramophone

‘Music with healing in its touch, no mere complacency in its beneficence, and a technical mastery that fortifies its gentleness with authority’ (Cleobury) Gramophone