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Pachelbel Vespers

The King's Singers / Charivari Agréa

Pachelbel Vespers

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Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212019825
Catnr: SIGCD 198
Release date: 01 March 2010
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Label
Signum Classics
UPC
0635212019825
Catalogue number
SIGCD 198
Release date
01 March 2010
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About the album

The music contained in this record represents a selection of Vespers movements written by the organist Johann Pachelbel. They have in common the distinctively sonorous scoring of four or five-part choir, accompanied by a six-part string orchestra to which is added, at the composer’s express request, a bassoon.

‘Charivari Agréable is one of the most versatile Early Music groups around at the moment; under its benign director, Kah-Ming Ng, it appears to be infinitely adaptable, finding musicians who can fit into any of its many and varied programmes’ International Record Review. They represent ‘a new and very exciting phase of the early music revival, one that enriches the existing repertory and can bring us ever closer to the spirit of the original music’ Gramophone.

Described by The Times as a group that has “stayed in character over four decades, yet retuned itself to the times” and by Gramophone as “enchanting the ear from first to last note” The King’s Singers are truly remarkable. They continue to be one of the most sought-after and critically acclaimed vocal ensembles in the world, performing a rich and varied repertoire from Gesualdo to György Ligeti and Michael Bublé. Internationally recognised for their work in the classical field, they retain the sparkle that delights so many fans when they perform much loved numbers from the lighter end of the repertoire. Whatever the music The King’s Singers are instantly recognisable for their spot-on intonation, their impeccable vocal blend, the flawless articulation of the text and incisive timing.

Hooggewaardeerde ensembles voegen de Vespers van Pachelbel toe aan de meesterwerken
Deze opname bevat een selectie van Vesperdelen gecomponeerd door de organist Johann Pachelbel. Wat ze gemeen hebben is hun typisch melodieuze bezetting voor vier- of vijfstemmig koor, begeleid door een strijkorkest met zes partijen waaraan op verzoek van de componist een fagot is toegevoegd. Ze vormen een veelzeggende belichaming van uitzonderlijk vocaal componeren en een passende opsomming van alles dat de 17e-eeuwse muziek zo geliefd maakt.

The King’s Singers, door de Gramophone beschreven als “enchanting the ear from first to last note”, is werkelijk een opmerkelijk vocaal ensemble. Ze blijven een van de meest gewilde en hooggewaardeerde vocale ensembles ter wereld, en voeren een rijk en gevarieerd repertoire uit, van Gesualdo tot aan György Ligeti, tot Michael Bublé. Ze worden internationaal erkend voor hun werk in het klassieke terrein, maar weten hun sprankeling waar zoveel fans van genieten te behouden tijdens uitvoeringen van nummers aan de lichtere kant van het repertoire. Wat voor muziek ze ook zingen, The King’s Singers zijn onmiddellijk herkenbaar dankzij hun precieze intonatie, feilloze vermenging van stemmen, vlekkeloze articulatie van de tekst en scherpe timing.

Op dit album werken The King’s Singers samen met Charivari Agréable, door de International Record Review beschreven als “one of the most versatile Early Music groups around at the moment.”

Artist(s)

The King's Singers

The King’s Singers have represented the gold standard in a cappella singing on the world’s greatest stages for over fifty years. They are renowned for their unrivalled technique, versatility and skill in performance, and for their consummate musicianship, drawing both on the group’s rich heritage and its pioneering spirit to create an extraordinary wealth of original works and unique collaborations. What has always distinguished the group is their comfort in an unprecedented range of styles and genres, pushing the boundaries of their repertoire, while at the same time honouring their origins in the British choral tradition. They are known and loved around the world, and appear regularly in major cities, festivals and venues across Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia, including Carnegie Hall, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Mozarteum Salzburg, Tonhalle Zurich, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Edinburgh International Festival, Helsinki Music Centre, Sydney Opera...
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The King’s Singers have represented the gold standard in a cappella singing on the world’s greatest stages for over fifty years. They are renowned for their unrivalled technique, versatility and skill in performance, and for their consummate musicianship, drawing both on the group’s rich heritage and its pioneering spirit to create an extraordinary wealth of original works and unique collaborations.
What has always distinguished the group is their comfort in an unprecedented range of styles and genres, pushing the boundaries of their repertoire, while at the same time honouring their origins in the British choral tradition. They are known and loved around the world, and appear regularly in major cities, festivals and venues across Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia, including Carnegie Hall, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Mozarteum Salzburg, Tonhalle Zurich, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Edinburgh International Festival, Helsinki Music Centre, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Opera City and the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing. They also work with orchestras, recently including the NDR Radiophilharmonie and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, with whom they performed a specially commissioned work by Sir James MacMillan.
9 The King’s Singers’ extensive discography has led to numerous awards including two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and a place in Gramophone magazine’s inaugural Hall of Fame. As part of their 50th anniversary celebrations in 2018, the group undertook a series of major tours worldwide, supporting the release of a special anniversary album GOLD (also nominated for a Grammy Award), which featured important works in the group’s history and new commissions by Bob Chilcott, John Rutter and Nico Muhly.
This commitment to creating a new repertoire has always been central to the group, with over 200 commissioned works by many leading composers of the 20th and 21st Centuries, including John Tavener, Judith Bingham, Eric Whitacre, György Ligeti, Luciano Berio, Krzysztof Penderecki and Toru Takemitsu. These join a unique body of close-harmony and a cappella arrangements, including those by individual King’s Singers past and present. Many of their early collaborators’ own experience with brass bands helped to inform the distinct ‘King’s Singers sound’ and a large number of their commissioned works and arrangements are available in their own signature series with Hal Leonard, selling over two million copies worldwide. A key to the group’s success has been their ability to evolve and innovate over many years – and through 28 individual members – while always retaining this special sound and musical integrity.
They also lead educational workshops and residential courses across the world, working with groups and individuals on their techniques and approaches to ensemble singing. In 2018 they founded The King’s Singers Global Foundation to provide a platform for the creation of new music across multiple disciplines, coach a new generation of performers and provide musical opportunities to people of all backgrounds.
The King’s Singers were formed in 1968, when six recent choral scholars from King’s College, Cambridge gave a concert at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. By chance, the group was made up of two countertenors, a tenor, two baritones and a bass, and the group has maintained this formation ever since that debut.
Patrick Dunachie countertenor Edward Button countertenor Julian Gregory tenor Christopher Bruerton baritone Nick Ashby baritone Jonathan Howard bass
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Composer(s)

Johann Pachelbel

Like Wagner has his Tristan-chord and Landini a self-titled cadence, Pachelbel has his canon in D, for which he will always be remembered. Unfortunately, this work is far from representative of his body of works: it's the only canon he ever wrote, and chamber music in general was only a marginal part of his complete works. Pachelbel was the son of wine salesman, who should have been known for his organ music today if it wasn't for his famous canon. In his own time, he was a celebrated organist, composing over 200 works for organ. Almost half of these are chorale settings, which thanks to their soberness and clarity form benchmarks of the genre. Another important part of his influence...
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Like Wagner has his Tristan-chord and Landini a self-titled cadence, Pachelbel has his canon in D, for which he will always be remembered. Unfortunately, this work is far from representative of his body of works: it's the only canon he ever wrote, and chamber music in general was only a marginal part of his complete works. Pachelbel was the son of wine salesman, who should have been known for his organ music today if it wasn't for his famous canon. In his own time, he was a celebrated organist, composing over 200 works for organ. Almost half of these are chorale settings, which thanks to their soberness and clarity form benchmarks of the genre. Another important part of his influence were his fugues. His Magnificat fugues are particularly noteworthy. A third genre in which Pachelbel excelled was the variation on a theme. A famous example is Hexachordum Apollinis, which is a serie of variations with keyboard arias. Finally, his vocal music is absolutely worth listening to, even though it has been in obscurity for a long time.


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01.
Ingressus in C minor [originally in D minor] P92 : Sonata
00:57
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
02.
Ingressus in C minor [originally in D minor] P92 : Deus in adiutorium
01:37
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
03.
Ingressus in C minor [originally in D minor] P92 : Gloria patri
02:12
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
04.
Ingressus in C minor [originally in D minor] P92 : Sicut erat
03:02
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
05.
Magnificat in C major [orig. E-flat major] P250 : Sonata
01:04
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
06.
Magnificat in C major [orig. E-flat major] P250 : Magnifica
00:52
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
07.
Magnificat in C major [orig. E-flat major] P250 : Et exultavit
01:46
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
08.
Magnificat in C major [orig. E-flat major] P250 : Quia respexit
01:34
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
09.
Magnificat in C major [orig. E-flat major] P250 -Magnificat in C major [orig. E-flat major] P250 : Et misericordia
02:33
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
10.
Magnificat in C major [orig. E-flat major] P250 : Fecit potentiam
02:51
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
11.
Magnificat in C major [orig. E-flat major] P250 : Suscepit Israel
01:59
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
12.
Magnificat in C major [orig. E-flat major] P250: Gloria
04:14
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
13.
Magnificat in C major [orig. E-flat major] P250: Sicut erat
02:53
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
14.
Sonata à 5 in A minor : Allegro
03:19
(Johann Krieger) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
15.
Sonata à 5 in A minor : Adagio
00:54
(Johann Krieger) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
16.
Sonata à 5 in A minor : Allegro
00:59
(Johann Krieger) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
17.
Sonata à 5 in A minor : Presto
00:44
(Johann Krieger) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
18.
Sonata à 5 in A minor : Adagio
01:04
(Johann Krieger) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
19.
Ingressus in E minor [G minor] P96 : Sonata
01:06
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
20.
Ingressus in E minor [G minor] P96 : Deus in adiutorium
01:17
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
21.
Ingressus in E minor [G minor] P96 : Domine ad adiuvandum
01:14
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
22.
Ingressus in E minor [G minor] P96 : Gloria
01:45
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
23.
Ingressus in E minor [G minor] P96 : Gloria Patri, Sicut erat
03:47
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
24.
Ingressus in G major [A major] P97 : Sonata
01:50
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
25.
Ingressus in G major [A major] P97 : Gloria Patri
01:22
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
26.
Ingressus in G major [A major] P97 : Sicut erat
03:15
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
27.
Ingressus in G minor [A minor] P98 : Sonata
01:50
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
28.
Ingressus in G minor [A minor] P98 : Deus in aduitorium
01:24
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
29.
Ingressus in G minor [A minor] P98 : Gloria Patri
01:22
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
30.
Ingressus in G minor [A minor] P98 : Sicut erat
00:49
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
31.
Ingressus in G minor [A minor] P98 : Et in secula seculorum
03:21
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
32.
Sonata à 5 in G minor : Allegro
01:06
(Johann Caspar Kerll) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
33.
Sonata à 5 in G minor : [Vivace]
00:36
(Johann Caspar Kerll) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
34.
Sonata à 5 in G minor : [Andante]
01:02
(Johann Caspar Kerll) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
35.
Sonata à 5 in G minor : Allegro
01:17
(Johann Caspar Kerll) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
36.
Magnificat in F major [G major] P253 : Magnificat
02:36
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
37.
Magnificat in F major [G major] P253 : Deposuit
00:50
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
38.
Magnificat in F major [G major] P253: Sicut locutus est
00:52
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
39.
Magnificat in F major [G major] P253 : Sicut erat, Amen
01:53
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
40.
Ingressus in B-flat major [C major] P88 : Deus in adjutorium
01:21
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
41.
Ingressus in B-flat major [C major] P88 : Sicut erat
01:58
(Johann Pachelbel) Charivari Agréable , The King’s Singers
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