Amarcord – Tenebrae (2017) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Amarcord – Tenebrae (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 01:19:24 minutes | 721 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Raumklang (edition apollon)

It appears to be amarcord’s “personal Mass” for the ensemble’s 25th anniversary and “our most serious reflection upon the world,” so tenor Wolfram Lattke. On the new album “Tenebrae,” the two-time prizewinners of the Echo-Klassik Prize look at the expanses of their repertoire and repeatedly captivate with their distinctive sound and breathtaking homogeneity. amarcord succeeds in forging an arch fraught with tension from early monody and polyphony through Renaissance polyphony by grandmasters such as Johannes Ockeghem and Thomas Tallis to contemporary pieces written expressly for the ensemble by Sydney Boquiren, Ivan Moody, and Leipzig composer Marcus Ludwig. Shadow and light, sorrow and joy, despair and hope lie close together, yet between them is hidden a certain unrest, combined with strong emotions, which is captured by the music on this album. Even if the album, with the eponymous Celan poem “Tenebrae” in a setting by Marcus Ludwig, leaves the listener with unanswered questions – the members of amaracord have found the unifying elements, the harmony in collective music-making and performing, allowing them to coalesce into one of the world’s best vocal ensembles.

01. Te lucis ante terminum (Festal Tone)
02. Antiphon: In mandatis eius
03. Psalmus quarti toni Beatus vir
04. Antiphon: In mandatis eius (Wittenberg 1540)
05. Messe de Notre Dame: Kyrie
06. Gloria
07. Graduale: Liberasti nos
08. Kyrie Gloria Credo à 5: Credo
09. O Crux splendidior (Liber usualis)
10. Apokathilosis
11. Antiphonale Monasticum “Da Pacem Domine”
12. Antiphona Super Nunc Dimittis “Da Pacem Domine”
13. Mass for Five Voices: Sanctus
14. Otche nash
15. Peccantem me quotidie
16. Jesus Christus, unser Heiland
17. The Lamb
18. Agnus Dei
19. Offertorium De profundis
20. De profundis
21. Tenebrae