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The Secret Mass: Choral Works by Frank Martin & Bohuslav Martinu - Danish National Vocal Ensemble; Emil Lykke (tenor); Hanna-Maria Strand (alto); Klaudia Kidon (soprano);...
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  1. Mass, for double chorus
  2. Marian Songs (4) for chorus, H. 235
  3. Ariel Songs (5), for chorus
  4. Romance z pampelisek (Romance of the Dandelions), chamber cantata for soprano & double chorus, H. 364
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The "Secret Mass" referred to in the title of this album actually pertains only to one work: the Mass for two four-part choirs of Swiss composer Frank Martin. The composer suppressed that work for both religious and professional reasons: he believed that his Calvinist faith was a purely private matter, and he was intensely self-critical throughout his career. In any event, it's a lovely work, with a particularly vivid response to the mass text. The juxtaposition of Martin with Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu makes sense, ...

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The Secret Mass: Choral Works by Frank Martin & Bohuslav Martinu 2018, OUR Recordings

UPC: 747313167166

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