Morgenlicht: Kirchenlieder & Choräle - Jörg Strodthoff (organ); Maria Todtenhaupt (harp); Berlin Radio Chorus (choir, chorus); Simon Halsey (conductor)
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  1. Morgenlicht leuchtet
  2. Aus meines Herzens Grunde, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 269 (BC F21)
  3. Prelude for organ in G major, BWV 568 (BC J47)
  4. Bewahre uns Gott, for chorus
  5. Te Deum Laudamus ("Großer Gott wir loben Dich"), for chorus
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  1. Morgenlicht leuchtet
  2. Aus meines Herzens Grunde, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 269 (BC F21)
  3. Prelude for organ in G major, BWV 568 (BC J47)
  4. Bewahre uns Gott, for chorus
  5. Te Deum Laudamus ("Großer Gott wir loben Dich"), for chorus
  6. Lobe den Herren, den Mächtigen König
  7. Prelude and Fugue, for keyboard No. 1 in C major (WTC I/1), BWV 846 (BC L80): Präludium
  8. Laudate omnes gentes, for boys' chorus & organ
  9. Geh' aus mein Herz, for voice & keyboard
  10. Jesu, meine Freude, motet for 5-part chorus, BWV 227 (BC C5)
  11. Wie lieblich ist der Maien, for chorus
  12. Nun ruhen alle Wälder, chorale prelude for organ, BWV 756 (BC K197)
  13. Ich lobe meinen Gott von ganzem Herzen, for chorus
  14. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Ein feste Burg)
  15. Nun danket alle Gott, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 386 (BC F148.1)
  16. Von guten Mächten, for chorus
  17. Der Mond ist aufgegangen, for voice & piano (or orchestra) ("Abendlied")
  18. Ave verum corpus, motet for chorus, strings & organ, K. 618
  19. Wohl denen, die ohne Wandel leben (Psalm 119: Aleph & Beth), for double chorus & continuo (Der Schwanengesang), SWV 482
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Britain and Germany are probably Europe's two largest markets for classical music, but the crossover segment is sorely underrepresented in the latter. This release by the technically superb Rundfunkchor Berlin, importing a British conductor (albeit one with lots of experience on the Continent), perhaps aims to redress the balance. The opening track is one most listeners, English or German or of any other nationality, will know as Morning Has Broken, although it was prior to that a 1930s English hymn set to an old Highland ...

Morgenlicht: Kirchenlieder & Choräle 2013, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028947913030

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