Umbrae mortis

Cappella Amsterdam conducted by Daniel Reuss

‘Remembrance’ is the central theme in these compositions sung by Cappella Amsterdam (The Netherlands). The program features the cheerful Fest- und Gedenksprüche by Johannes Brahms, three motets intended to be performed on German national days of commemoration; the more serious Sechs geistliche Lieder by Hugo Wolf on texts by Eichendorff; andUmbrae mortis by Pascal Dusapin, stark fragments that together create a sort of mini-Requiem. 

Elégie pour les villes détruites, one of the last works by Dutch composer Ton de Leeuw (1926-1996), is a poignant piece thick with dissonance and soaring vocal lines, at times raising solo singers out of the texture with crying exclamations. Also featured on this program will be the world premiere of a newly commissioned piece by Thierry Escaich. 

Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)

Sechs Geistliche Lieder

Thierry Escaich (1965)

Salve Regina (Nederlandse première)
Dixit Dominus

Ton de Leeuw (1926-1996)

Elégie pour les villes détruites 

Pascal Dusapin (1955)
Umbrae mortis

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Fest- und Gedenksprüche
Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen? op. 74 nr. 1



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