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Meditatio II - Music for Mixed Choir

With Meditatio I released in 2016, the Schola Cantorum Reykjavicensis and Hörður Áskelsson presented music commemorating the departed. Recorded some six years later, Meditatio II similarly contains compositions that interpret man’s thoughts and feelings about death, and celebrate the immobility and beauty found in age-old church texts such as Ave verum corpus, In paradisum, Lux æterna and Agnus Dei. With one exception, the fifteen works for mixed a cappella choir – none longer than 6 minutes – were written in the 21st century, and they originate in America and Europe. Seven Icelandic composers are represented, five of them from current or former members of the Schola Cantorum. Peaceful rather than desolate, these refined miniatures unfold over slow rhythms, coated with nuances that rarely go beyond the mezzo forte. This disc also includes an impressive arrangement of ‘Sofðu unga ástin min’, a traditional and bittersweet Icelandic lullaby, here sung without words.
Founded in 1996 by Hörður Áskelsson, who has remained its artistic director to this day, the Schola Cantorum Reykjavicensis is comprised of 21 singers and has appeared on a number of BIS recordings.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Elder, Daniel
01 Elegy 04:31 $ 1.08 USD
  Composer: Guðjohnsen, Auður
02 Ave verum corpus 03:25 $ 0.82 USD
  Composer: Grigorjeva, Galina
03 In paradisum 03:34 $ 0.86 USD
  Composer: Þorsteinsson, Hreiðar Ingi
04 Lux æterna 06:17 $ 1.51 USD
  Composer: Tómasson, Haukur
05 Vor hinsti dagur 02:33 $ 0.61 USD
  Composer: Gjeilo, Ola
06 Sanctus: London 04:35 $ 1.10 USD
  Composer: Marteinsdóttir, Þóra
07 Nú legg ég þér í lófa 02:38 $ 0.63 USD
  Composer: Mealor, Paul
08 Ubi caritas  04:12 $ 1.01 USD
  Composer: Traditional
09 Sofðu unga ástin mín (arr. Hafsteinn Þórólfsson) 04:17 $ 1.03 USD
  Composer: Thorarensen, Björn
10 Agnus Dei 04:05 $ 0.98 USD
  Composer: Sigurður Sævarsson
11 Ave verum corpus  04:05 $ 0.98 USD
  Composer: Traditional
12 Fagurt er í fjörðum (arr. John Hearne) 02:46 $ 0.66 USD
  Composer: Łukaszewski, Paweł
13 Nunc dimittis 04:36 $ 1.10 USD
  Composer: Uusberg, Pärt
14 In paradisum  04:00 $ 0.96 USD
  Composer: Whitacre, Eric
15 Sleep 05:37 $ 1.35 USD
  Album total 61:20
ComposerElder, Daniel
Gjeilo, Ola
Grigorjeva, Galina
Guðjohnsen, Auður
Marteinsdóttir, Þóra
Mealor, Paul
Sigurður Sævarsson
Thorarensen, Björn
Tómasson, Haukur
Uusberg, Pärt
Whitacre, Eric
Þorsteinsson, Hreiðar Ingi
Łukaszewski, Paweł
ChoirSchola Cantorum Reykjavicensis
ConductorÁskelsson, Hörður

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