Ensemble Vocal Arts-Quebec – Art Choral Vol 7- Noel (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Ensemble Vocal Arts-Quebec – Art Choral Vol 7- Noel (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 00:51:02 minutes | 879 MB | Genre: Classical
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ATMA Classique is proud to collaborate with Ensemble vocal Arts:Quebec and Mecenat Musica on ART CHORAL, a unique and ambitious project surveying the history of choral singing over six centuries, from the Renaissance to the present day. Consisting of 11 volumes, the series will roll out over the next three years and will feature works by 50 composers from the 16th to the 21st centuries, as well as 11 webcast concerts and 120 videos.

The first ART CHORAL release is dedicated to Christmas. Traditional songs from France, England and Germany, such as Holy Night, Adeste Fideles, Joy to the world, or Es ist ein Ros entspruggen are paired with Francis Poulenc’s Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noel.

Ensemble vocal Arts:Quebec is a professional choir whose mission is to present the great tradition of choral singing in Quebec, Canada, and abroad. Following almost 40 years of leadership by founder Yves Courville, in 2018 the choir appointed two:time JUNO Award winner Matthias Maute as its artistic director.

The Ensemble received the Opus Award for Musical Event of the Year in 2020. Matthias Maute has achieved international renown as a conductor, recorder and flute player, and composer. Mr. Maute is esteemed for his artistic direction of Ensemble Caprice, for whom he produces ingenious, fascinating programs.

As a conductor, Maute has increasingly focussed on large scale projects. His versions of Bach’s B Minor Mass, J. D. Zelenka’s Miserere, and the Magnificats by Arvo Prt and J.S.Bach were broadcast nationwide by CBC Music and Radio Canada/ICI Musique.

1. Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec – I. O magnum mysterium
2. Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec – Gruber: Douce nuit, sainte nuit
3. Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec – Traditional: What Child Is This (Arr. John Stainer)
4. Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec – Wade: Adeste Fideles
5. Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec – A.Holmes: Trois anges sont venus ce soir (Arr. Jean-François Daigneault)
6. Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec – Adam: Minuit, Chrétiens! (Arr. Jean-François Daigneault)
7. Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec – II. Quem vidistis pastores dicite
8. Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec – Mason: Joy To The World (Arr. Matthias Maute)
9. Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec – Willis: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (Arr. Matthias Maute)
10. Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec – O Little Town Of Bethlehem
11. Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec – Traditional: I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In (Arr. Matthias Maute)
12. Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec – Traditional: Twelve Days Of Christmas (Arr. Francis Melville)
13. Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec – III. Videntes stellam
14. Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec – J.S. Bach: Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 469
15. Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec – Handel: Tochter Zion Freue Dich
16. Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec – Praetorius: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Arr. Michael Praetorius)
17. Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec – Traditional: Es kommt ein Schiff geladen (Arr. Matthias Janz)
18. Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec – Traditional: Maria durch ein Dornwald ging (Arr. Stefan Claas)
19. Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec – IV. Hodie Christus natus est