Rautavaara: Choral Works ()

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This four-CD box set of Einojuhani Rautavaara's choral music consists of recordings made between 1998 and 2010 and previously released as separate albums on the Ondine label. Rautavaara has not considered himself to be primarily a choral composer, though from as early as the 1950s to his later years, he was regularly commissioned by choirs to write for them. In the process, he has composed an impressive body of choral works, including the large-scale Vigilia: All-Night Vigil in Memory of St. John the Baptist (1971-1996), ...

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  1. Vigilia (All-Night Vigil), for chorus & soloists
  2. Credo, for chorus
  3. Canticum Mariae Virginis, for chorus
  4. Herran rukous (The Lord's Prayer), for chorus
  5. Psalms (2), for male or mixed chorus, Op. 37
  6. Magnificat, for soloists & chorus
  7. Nattvarden (Communion), for mixed choir, Op. 22
  8. Ave Maria, for male chorus, Op. 10/1
  9. Missa duodecanonica, for 3-part chorus
  10. Rakkaus ei koskaan häviä (Love Never Dies), for soprano & female chorus
  11. Legenda (A Legend), for male chorus
  12. Marjatan jouluvirsi (A Kalevala Christmas Hymn), for chorus
  13. Joulun virsi, elämän virsi (Christmas Carol), 3 versions, for children's, male, and mixed chorus
  14. Psalm of Invocation (Avuksihuutopsalmi) for chorus (from Vigilia)
  15. Evening Hymn (Ehtoohymni) for chorus (from Vigilia)
  16. Canción de nuestro tiempo (Ajan laulu), for chorus
  17. Halavan himmeän alla (In the Shade of the Willow), for chorus
  18. Lähtö (The Departure), for chorus
  19. Morsian (The Bride), for chorus
  20. Praktisch Deutsch, suite for chorus
  21. Och glädjen den dansar (With the Joy We Go Dancing), for chorus
  22. Sommarnatten (Summer Night), for chorus
  23. Katedralen (The Cathedral), for chorus & soloists
  24. Lorca Suite, for mixed or children's choir
  25. Ludus verbalis, for chorus
  26. Nirvana Dharma, for chorus, soprano & flute
  27. Die erste Elegie (First Elegy), for chorus
  28. On the Last Frontier, fantasy for chorus and orchestra
  29. True & False Unicorn, 3 versions, final one for chorus & orchestra
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Rautavaara: Choral Works
2012, Ondine

UPC: 761195118627

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