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Choral Music (Choirs) - To be released October 12, 2018 | Albion

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Choral Music (Choirs) - To be released October 5, 2018 | Genuin

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Choral Music (Choirs) - To be released September 28, 2018 | Sono Luminus

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Choral Music (Choirs) - To be released September 28, 2018 | Novum

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Choral Music (Choirs) - To be released September 21, 2018 | Blue Heron

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Choral Music (Choirs) - Released September 14, 2018 | Albion

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Choral Music (Choirs) - Released September 14, 2018 | SWR Classic

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Choral Music (Choirs) - Released September 7, 2018 | K&K Verlagsanstalt

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Choral Music (Choirs) - Released September 7, 2018 | Stradivarius

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Choral Music (Choirs) - Released September 7, 2018 | Carus

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Choral Music (Choirs) - Released September 7, 2018 | BIS

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Choral Music (Choirs) - Released September 7, 2018 | Affetto Recordings

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Choral Music (Choirs) - Released August 17, 2018 | OUR Recordings

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Choral Music (Choirs) - Released August 17, 2018 | PentaTone

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Discover poetry in motion with Beauty Come Dancing, composer Gordon Getty’s new album of choral works. Love and dance permeate this collection of new music, paying homage to the romantic and elegant traditions abounding in the latter half of the 19th century. Here, Getty finds inspiration in the poetry of John Keats, Lord Byron, John Masefield, Sara Teasdale, Edwin Arlington Robinson, and Ernest Christopher Dowson. These settings sit alongside choral treatments of three of Getty’s original poems, plus his arrangement of traditional favorite “Shenandoah.” © Pentatone
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Choral Music (Choirs) - Released August 10, 2018 | Naxos

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Alexander Kastalsky (1856–1926) was one of the main musicians from the Russian religious sphere—at least up until the Russian Revolution, after which he cautiously turned toward the study of Russian folkloric music. A student of Tchaikovsky and of Taneyev, he quickly integrates the Moscow Synodal School, from 1887 up to its dissolution by the Bolsheviks in 1918. Composer, folklorist, skilled choirmaster, he knew how to freely move between genres and styles, even if a great part of his fame relied on his vision of the Ancient Russian sacred music, which he knew how to magically use in his own reinterpretations. For this Memory Eternal to the Fallen Heroes from 1917, we understand that he embraces both the sacred element and the Revolution cause: it is here a rewriting of his own of a work written two years earlier for choir and organ, being, as the Russian Orthodox Church doesn’t accept musical instruments in its midst, only voices. The proceedings of this work follow more or less the ones from the Byzantine Orthodox ritual, with the use of the cantor’s voice every now and then. Naturally, we cannot not think of Rachmaninoff’s Vespers written two years earlier, especially in the use of the modes and themes of the ancient liturgy, but in an intensely rich polyphonic rewriting. This is truly a beautiful work, magnificently sung by Stephen Fox’s Clarin Choir. © SM/Qobuz
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Choral Music (Choirs) - Released August 10, 2018 | ATMA Classique

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To celebrate his tenth anniversary, the Louisbourg Choir—based in a very small village in New-Brunswick, a surprising quality for such a remote location!—offers a musical program as original as it is uncommon, composed of Acadian folkloric chants and polyphonic songs from the Renaissance. For your information, Acadia is an unofficial region in North America stretching, without any precise boundary, from New-Brunswick to some parts of the Quebec province and of New-Scotland: so this is more a community of historical roots. The album covers two musical territories: Acadian folkloric melodies, presented here in a new light, by the addition of a rich vocal harmonization, flavored with ancient instrumentality, and imbued with finesse and subtlety more generally associated with Art music. As for the fourteen polyphonic songs that end the album, they are the work of Jacotin (active from 1516 to 1556), one of the most mysterious musicians from the Renaissance. Skillfully built, often even on older monodies, these songs, sometimes courtly, sometimes salacious or rustic, reveal a most gifted composer following the steps of Josquin Desprez and Jean Mouton. First in the service of Pope Leo X in Rome, as “private cantor” of the Sistine Chapel, Jacotin pursues and finishes his career in the French court, under the reigns of Francis I and Henry II, among the “ordinary cantors and canons of the Music-Chapel”. Held in high esteem, notably by François Rabelais and poet Jehan Du Four, Jacotin’s works, as those from several other “small masters” of his era, have today unjustly fallen into oblivion. This omission has thus been corrected, and with great mastery, by the Louisbourg Choir. © SM/Qobuz
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Choral Music (Choirs) - Released August 3, 2018 | Mark Records

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Choral Music (Choirs) - Released July 20, 2018 | Gothic

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Choral Music (Choirs) - Released July 20, 2018 | Mark Records