CD "CANTATE CANTICUM NOVUM" Gregorian Chants for the Liturgical Year

Choral Schola of the Former Regensburg Domspatzen

Josef Kohlhäufl, Conductor – P. Theo Flury OSB, Pope Benedict Organ

CANTATE CANTICUM NOVUM - Gregorian Chants and Organ

On Gregorian Chant and this CD

For decades now the Choral Schola of the Former Regensburg Domspatzen has been considered among experts to be one of the most highly acclaimed ensemble for Gregorian Chant.
Under the management of its founder and director, Josef Kohlhäufl, former professor of Gregorian Chant in Vienna, Austria, and former musical director at the basilica of Our Lady of the Old Chapel in Regensburg, Germany, the Choral Schola has appeared at various international festivals and congresses and made quite a name for itself both at home and abroad with its recordings of TV and radio performances.
The characteristic feature of the ensemble is the way it combines musicological (semiological) competence with vocal quality.
In a series of live recordings and new arrangements this new CD documents the development of the Schola from the present day back to the year 1988, when Josef Kohlhäufl and his singers won the first prize at the renowned music competition in Arezzo, Italy. The CD comprises not only of the “classic” Gregorian Chants of the liturgical year from Advent to Whitsun (among others Ave Maria, Christus factus est, Factus est repente), but also has some selected rarities from the Monks' Book of Hours.
One of the CD’s highlights is the organ improvisation on Gregorian themes by Father Theo Flury OSB (Einsiedeln Monastery/Switzerland).
Fr. Theo Flury is a Benedictine monk and not only a professor at the Lucerne School of Music, but also a lecturer at the Pontifico Istituto di Musica Sacra in Rome, Italy. In cooperation with Kohlhäufl’s Schola he played his modern adaptations of Gregorian Chants on the Pope Benedict Organ in the basilica of the Old Chapel in Regensburg. The idea and design of this Mathis organ, which was built for the occasion of the Pope’s visit to Regensburg in 2006, in a most fascinating way is the perfect medium for the venerable, timeless sounds of Gregorian Chant.

Recommended by MUSICA SACRA - Magazine (Edition 1, 2014)

»Artistic Quality: 9/10, Sound: 9/10, General Impression: 9/10«
Review: (03 Sept 2013)

»[...] an exemplary interpretation!«
Mittelbayerische Zeitung, Dr. Gerhard Heldt (30 Sept 2013)

CD-Programme / Tracklist:

Gregorian Chants for the Liturgical Year

01 Nos autem gloriari Introitus, Gründonnerstag
02 Christus factus est Graduale, Palmsonntag
03 Angelis suis Graduale, 1. Fastensonntag
04 Alleluia. Redemptionem 4. Sonntag der Osterzeit
05 Ave Maria Offertorium, 4. Adventsonntag
06 Qui manducat Communio, Fronleichnam
07 Quinque prudentes Communio, Am Gedenktag e. hl.Jungfrau
08 Ad te levavi (mit Psalmvers Vias tuas) Introitus, 1. Advent
09 Dominus dabit Communio, 1. Advent
10 Dominus dixit ad me Introitus, In der Heiligen Nacht
11 Judica me Deus Introitus, 5. Fastensonntag
12 Dico vobis, gaudium est Communio, 24. Sonntag i. Jahreskr.
13 Factus est repente Communio, Pfingsten, Am Tag
14 In principio Deus Responsorium prolixum, Pfingsten
15 Diffusa est gratia Communio an Marienfesten
16 Vidi speciosam Responsorium prolixum, Fest d. Aufn. Mariens
17 Spiritus Domini Introitus, Pfingsten, Am Tag - Schola+Organ
18 Ave maris stella Marianischer Hymnus - with Organ Improv.
19 Ad te levavi (mit Psalmvers Dirige me) Introitus, 1. Advent
20 Si ambulavero Offertorium, 25. Sonntag im Jahreskreis

Choral Schola of the Former Regensburg Domspatzen
Josef Kohlhäufl, Conducotr
P. Theo Flury OSB, Pope Benedict Organ (Tracks 17+18)

Live Recordings: Tracks 09-20

CD Album: Booklet 32 pages multicoloured, multi-lingual

Keywords: Tags Choral Schola of the Former Regensburg Domspatzen New CD Gregorian Chants Cantate Canticum Novum Pope Benedict Organ Mathis Papal Basilica Church Alte Kapelle Regensburg Germany Bavaria Record Company Label TYXart Chromart Classics LC28001

» Detailed CD booklet includes further info (bios, photos, etc.)
» Total playing time: 69min 25sec | Booklet Text: DE, EN, FR, JP
» Format: 1 Audio-CD | "Chromart Classics" | Release: from 09/2013
» Order No.: TXA13029 | GTIN (EAN): 4250702800293 | (p)+(c)2013
» CD available commercially or directly via TYXart

Further CDs with the Choral Schola etc.:
Regina Coeli - A-cappella-Music by Suriano, Aichinger, Haller ...
The Pope Benedict Organ - Festival 2006

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