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Symphonic Psalms & Prayers: Bernstein, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Zemlinsky - David Allsopp (counter tenor); Tenebrae (choir, chorus); BBC Symphony Orchestra; Nigel Short (conductor)
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  1. Symphony of Psalms, for chorus & orchestra
  2. Peace on Earth (Friede auf Erden), for chorus & instruments ad lib, Op. 13
  3. Chichester Psalms, for boy soloist, chorus & orchestra
  4. Psalm 23: "Der gute Hirt," for chorus & orchestra, Op. 14
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The small choir Tenebrae have brought the precise English choral style into new realms, here applying it to 20th century sacred works of considerable variety. Several of them, most of all Arnold Schoenberg's a cappella Friede auf Erden, pose technical challenges, and hearing those dispatched with aplomb is reason enough to listen here. The program is broad rather than focused: with pieces in Latin, German, and Hebrew, it's a look at some divergent ways in which composers responded to biblical texts. As ever, Leonard ...

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Symphonic Psalms & Prayers: Bernstein, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Zemlinsky 2018, Signum Classics

UPC: 635212049228

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