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O Nata Lux

The Zurich Chamber Singers & Christian Erny

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"In the middle of the cold winter, probably half the night" - at this time Jesus was born, is sung in the Christmas carol Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen. The light that penetrates the cold and darkness is a central theme of Christmas art and music and part of many winter traditions around the world. At Christmas Christians celebrate the redemption of humanity, which takes place in the midst of darkness, expressed through the symbol of light.
With "O nata lux", the Zurich Chamber Singers dedicate themselves to this symbol as it has been sounded for centuries in Western art music. The light leads through the Advent and Christmas story as it is told in stanzaic songs and motets from the centuries from the 16th century to the present. until the 21st. Century is told.

This narrative begins with two works, the text of which, although not part of the liturgies of Advent or Christmas, are also devoted to the symbol of light in a similarly sonorous way: "O nata lux de lumine" is the Latin text of an official hymn sung in many churches on the feast of Christ's transfiguration. He describes a story from the Gospel of Luke, according to which Christ had begun to shine with his disciples on a mountain with a supernatural light. This powerful text is heard here twice: first in a five-part motet by the English composer Thomas Tallis (ca. 1505-1585), in which the ever-increasing light is presented with a powerful homophonic gesture by the full choir and shines through with very prominently placed cross-stands.

This motet is contrasted with a contemporary work with the same text: O nata lux by Rhiannon Randle (*1993). This commissioned work, written in 2018 for the Zurich Chamber Singers, has close musical references to Tallis' piece composed more than four hundred years earlier. Dedicated to the memory of her grandmother, Randle's motet is a choral piece, sometimes meditatively introverted, then confidently and with comfort and confidence. Randle's unmistakable sensitivity to the expressiveness of the human voice was developed over many years of experience as a composer and musician, which has spread from British band choirs to the opera stage. In O nata lux, her own choral tonal language unites with the Renaissance vocal polyphony of Tallis to an almost Brucknerian sonority. © Berlin Classics

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1
O nata lux
00:01:42

Traditional, Lyricist - Thomas Tallis, Composer - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Christian Erny, Conductor, MainArtist - The Zurich Chamber Singers, Artist, MainArtist

2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH 2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH

2
Maria durch ein Dornwald ging
00:02:08

Traditional, Composer, Lyricist - Christian Erny, Conductor, MainArtist - The Zurich Chamber Singers, Artist, MainArtist - Stephan Claas, Arranger - Musikal. Spezial/Edition Ferrimontana E.K., MusicPublisher

2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH 2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH

3
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
00:03:09

Traditional, Composer, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Lukas Osiander, Composer - Christian Erny, Conductor, MainArtist - The Zurich Chamber Singers, Artist, MainArtist

2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH 2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH

4
Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
00:03:08

Michael Praetorius, Composer, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Christian Erny, Conductor, MainArtist - The Zurich Chamber Singers, Artist, MainArtist

2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH 2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH

5
O nata lux
00:05:38

Traditional, Lyricist - Boosey and Hawkes Music Publ. Ltd., MusicPublisher - Christian Erny, Conductor, MainArtist - Rhiannon Randle, Composer - The Zurich Chamber Singers, Artist, MainArtist

2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH 2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH

6
Quittez vos houlettes
00:02:08

Traditional, Composer, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Joseph Bovet, Arranger - Christian Erny, Conductor, MainArtist - The Zurich Chamber Singers, Artist, MainArtist

2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH 2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH

7
O nuit brillante
00:04:15

Traditional, Composer, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Joseph Bovet, Arranger - Christian Erny, Conductor, MainArtist - The Zurich Chamber Singers, Artist, MainArtist

2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH 2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH

8
Nous étions trois bergerettes
00:02:25

Traditional, Composer, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - MADELEINE PERISSAS, Arranger - Christian Erny, Conductor, MainArtist - The Zurich Chamber Singers, Artist, MainArtist

2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH 2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH

9
A Hymn to the Virgin
00:03:14

Traditional, Lyricist - Benjamin Britten, Composer - Christian Erny, Conductor, MainArtist - Boosey and Co Ltd., MusicPublisher - The Zurich Chamber Singers, Artist, MainArtist

2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH 2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH

10
O Jesulein süß, o Jesulein mild, BWV 493
00:02:42

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - David Willcocks, Arranger - Valentin Thilo, Lyricist - Christian Erny, Conductor, MainArtist - The Zurich Chamber Singers, Artist, MainArtist

2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH 2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH

11
Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 469
00:02:33

Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Paul Gerhardt, Lyricist - Thomas Gebhardt, Arranger - Christian Erny, Conductor, MainArtist - The Zurich Chamber Singers, Artist, MainArtist

2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH 2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH

12
Wiegenlied der Hirten
00:02:38

Max Bruch, Composer - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Tradional, Lyricist - Christian Erny, Conductor, MainArtist - The Zurich Chamber Singers, Artist, MainArtist

2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH 2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH

13
O magnum mysterium
00:03:45

Traditional, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Tomás Luis de Victoria, Composer - Christian Erny, Conductor, MainArtist - The Zurich Chamber Singers, Artist, MainArtist

2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH 2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH

14
O magnum mysterium
00:11:09

Traditional, Lyricist - Norsk Musikforlag AS, MusicPublisher - Marcus Paus, Composer - Christian Erny, Conductor, MainArtist - The Zurich Chamber Singers, Artist, MainArtist - David Gurtner, Artist, MainArtist

2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH 2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH

15
Magnificat quinti toni alio modo cum Canticis Ecclesiastici
00:12:24

Traditional, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Hieronymus Praetorius, Composer - Christian Erny, Conductor, MainArtist - The Zurich Chamber Singers, Artist, MainArtist

2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH 2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH

16
In the Bleak Midwinter
00:04:37

Gustav Holst, Composer - Christina Rossetti, Lyricist - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Christian Erny, Conductor, MainArtist - The Zurich Chamber Singers, Artist, MainArtist

2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH 2020 Berlin Classics/Edel Germany GmbH

Album Description

"In the middle of the cold winter, probably half the night" - at this time Jesus was born, is sung in the Christmas carol Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen. The light that penetrates the cold and darkness is a central theme of Christmas art and music and part of many winter traditions around the world. At Christmas Christians celebrate the redemption of humanity, which takes place in the midst of darkness, expressed through the symbol of light.
With "O nata lux", the Zurich Chamber Singers dedicate themselves to this symbol as it has been sounded for centuries in Western art music. The light leads through the Advent and Christmas story as it is told in stanzaic songs and motets from the centuries from the 16th century to the present. until the 21st. Century is told.

This narrative begins with two works, the text of which, although not part of the liturgies of Advent or Christmas, are also devoted to the symbol of light in a similarly sonorous way: "O nata lux de lumine" is the Latin text of an official hymn sung in many churches on the feast of Christ's transfiguration. He describes a story from the Gospel of Luke, according to which Christ had begun to shine with his disciples on a mountain with a supernatural light. This powerful text is heard here twice: first in a five-part motet by the English composer Thomas Tallis (ca. 1505-1585), in which the ever-increasing light is presented with a powerful homophonic gesture by the full choir and shines through with very prominently placed cross-stands.

This motet is contrasted with a contemporary work with the same text: O nata lux by Rhiannon Randle (*1993). This commissioned work, written in 2018 for the Zurich Chamber Singers, has close musical references to Tallis' piece composed more than four hundred years earlier. Dedicated to the memory of her grandmother, Randle's motet is a choral piece, sometimes meditatively introverted, then confidently and with comfort and confidence. Randle's unmistakable sensitivity to the expressiveness of the human voice was developed over many years of experience as a composer and musician, which has spread from British band choirs to the opera stage. In O nata lux, her own choral tonal language unites with the Renaissance vocal polyphony of Tallis to an almost Brucknerian sonority. © Berlin Classics

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