About the album
The new and eagerly awaited CD with the Netherlands Chamber Choir under its regular conductor Uwe Gronostay. Schumann's four Choral Songs for double choir, Op.141 are considered to be the best choral works the great German composer ever wrote. The Great Mass, Op. 85 by Felix Draeseke is a world premiere recording. German-born composer Draeseke was a contemporary of Liszt and Wagner, who both held him in the highest esteem possible. His music however was too advanced for the audience's taste of those days, but nowadays he is recognised as the great genius he was. This Mass shows Draeseke as the great master of an a cappella style which is not to be found between Brahms and Reger.
In these performances the Netherlands Chamber Choir once again show why they are considered to be the leading international a cappella choir of our times!
11Vier Doppelchörige Gesänge, Op. 141, an Die Sterne
12Vier Doppelchörige Gesänge, Op. 141, Ungewisses Licht
13Vier Doppelchörige Gesänge, Op. 141, Zuversicht
14Vier Doppelchörige Gesänge, Op. 141, Talismane
15Gross Messe In A-moll, Op. 85, Kyrie
16Gross Messe In A-moll, Op. 85, Gloria
17Gross Messe In A-moll, Op. 85, Credo
18Gross Messe In A-moll, Op. 85, Sanctus
19Gross Messe In A-moll, Op. 85, Benedictus
110Gross Messe In A-moll, Op. 85, Agnus Dei
April 2016, Cappella Pratensis and the Nederlands Kamerkoor will perform together throughout the Netherlands. They will sing the world premiere of Missa Unitatis composed by Antony Pitts (1969). In the context of Hieronymus Bosch’ 500th Anniversary the Missa Unitatis by Antony Pitts was commissioned by the Illustrious Brotherhood of Our Blessed Lady, a brotherhood that also had Hieronymus Bosch as a member. The following short video, with a small piece of the enchanting ...