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De Profundis - Sacred Music for Male Choir


Estonia provides both starting point and goal for this disc of sacred music for male choir, with a traditional hymn followed by works by composers such as Kreek, Eespere and Lemba, and the closing De profundis by Arvo Pärt. But in between, Orphei Drängar and their conductor Cecilia Rydinger Alin make a grand tour of Europe, taking in music by composers from the Nordic countries, France, Italy, Central Europe and the UK. Biblical Psalms have provided many of these with their texts, such as Milhaud (in French), Langlais (in English), Kreek (in Estonian) and Pärt (in Latin). Others – Lemba, Söderman, Sandström – have set portions of the text of the Catholic mass. Grieg and Biebl were both inspired by prayers in Latin, while Rossini chose to set one in Italian. For Nattlig madonna ('Nocturnal Madonna') the Finnish composer Nils-Eric Fougtstedt selected a poem depicting the Virgin Mary with her newborn child by his compatriot Edith Södergran, while Bob Chilcott has chosen one by the Guyanese-British poet John Aagard, whose version of John Newton's Amazing Grace gives the background to the conversion of this 18th-century slave-trader turned abolitionist. Throughout a programme ranging from Rossini's Preghiera from c. 1860 to Sven-David Sandström's Sanctus, composed for the choir in 2010, Orphei Drängar and Rydinger Alin once again demonstrate the versatility and exalted standards that habitually causes the choir to be described as the finest male-voice choir in the world.
 
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  Composer: Anonymous
  Oh Kristus valgus oled sa
01 Oh Kristus valgus oled sa 05:26 $ 1.30 USD
 
 
  Composer: Kreek, Cyrillus
  Taaveti laul nr.137
02 Taaveti laul nr.137 06:13 $ 1.49 USD
 
 
  Composer: Eespere, René
  Glorificatio
03 Glorificatio 07:02 $ 1.69 USD
 
 
  Composer: Lemba, Andres
  Gloria
04 Gloria 02:49 $ 0.68 USD
 
 
  Composer: Soderman (Söderman), August
  Kyrie
05 Kyrie 02:42 $ 0.65 USD
 
 
  Composer: Soderman (Söderman), August
  Domine
06 Domine 02:07 $ 0.51 USD
 
 
  Composer: Sandstrom (Sandström), Sven-David
  Sanctus
07 Sanctus 04:53 $ 1.17 USD
 
 
  Composer: Orbán, György
  Daemon irrepit callidus
08 Daemon irrepit callidus 01:41 $ 0.40 USD
 
 
  Composer: Grieg, Edvard
  Ave Maris Stella
09 Ave maris stella 03:21 $ 0.80 USD
 
 
  Composer: Fougstedt, Nils-Eric
  Nattlig Madonna
10 Nattlig Madonna 01:58 $ 0.47 USD
 
 
  Composer: Biebl, Franz Xaver
  Ave Maria (Angelus Domini)
11 Ave Maria (Angelus Domini) 05:44 $ 1.38 USD
 
 
  Composer: Milhaud, Darius
  Psaume 121
12 Psaume 121 03:03 $ 0.73 USD
 
 
  Composer: Rossini, Gioacchino
  Preghiera
13 Preghiera 03:16 $ 0.78 USD
 
 
  Composer: Chilcott, Bob
  Newton’s Amazing Grace
14 Newton’s Amazing Grace 05:39 $ 1.36 USD
 
 
  Composer: Langlais, Jean
  Praise the Lord (Psalm 150)
15 Praise the Lord (Psalm 150) 03:57 $ 0.95 USD
 
 
  Composer: Pärt, Arvo
  De profundis
16 De profundis 06:23 $ 1.53 USD
 
  Album total 66:14
ComposerAnonymous
Biebl, Franz Xaver
Chilcott, Bob
Eespere, René
Fougstedt, Nils-Eric
Grieg, Edvard
Kreek, Cyrillus
Langlais, Jean
Lemba, Andres
Milhaud, Darius
Orbán, György
Pärt, Arvo
Rossini, Gioacchino
Sandstrom (Sandström), Sven-David
Soderman (Söderman), August
ConductorRydinger Alin, Cecilia
Male choirOrphei Drängar (OD), The

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