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Celebrating brass and choral music from Sachse, Guilmant, Bellon and featuring Austrian composer Sigismund von Neukomm with a presentation of his complete Requiem à la mémoire de Louis XVI.  This unique collection of recordings is presented by The Wallace Collection, using authentic period instruments, and St Salvator’s Chapel Choir, under the University of St Andrews own label – Sanctiandree.  A truly hypnotic compilation of works from significant composers of a bygone era, whose music stands the test of time and still evokes a wonderful spectrum of emotions when listening.

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Featuring The Wallace Collection and St Salvator’s Chapel Choir (St Andrews)

The latest release on the Sanctiandree label celebrates brass and choral music from Sachse, Guilmant, Bellon and featuring Austrian composer Sigismund von Neukomm, highlighting his significant position in the evolution of choral music between Mozart, Haydn and Brahms.  Performed by St. Salvator’s Chapel Choir and The Wallace Collection, welcoming Ian Bousfield as special trombone soloist.

Playlist:

  1. ERNST SACHSE (1813-1870)
    Concertino in B-flat major for Trombone and Brass Ensemble
    by The Wallace Collection with Ian Bousfield (soloist)   10:56
  2. ALEXANDRE GUILMANT (1837-1911)
    Morceau Symphonique for Trombone and Brass Ensemble
    by The Wallace Collection with Ian Bousfield (soloist)   6:22
  3. JEAN BELLON (1795-1869)
    Quintette no. 12: III. Adagio ma sostenuto
    by The Wallace Collection   5:47
  4. SIGISMUND VON NEUKOMM (1778-1858)
    Requiem à la mémoire de Louis XVI   53.51
    Including:
  • Vor dem Requiemby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   0:45
  • Requiem aeternamby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   1:52
  • Te decet hymnusby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   1:16
  • Requiem aeternam IIby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   0:47
  • Kyrie eleisonby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   2:57
  • Dies Iraeby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   1:40
  • Tuba mirumby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   0:45
  • Mors stupebitby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   0:58
  • Liber scriptusby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   1:10
  • Iudex ergoby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   0:43
  • Quid sum miserby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   1:02
  • Rex tremendaeby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   1:01
  • Quarens meby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   1:00
  • Ingemiscoby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   2:10
  • Confutatis maledictisby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   1:00
  • Oro supplexby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   2:02
  • Offertoriumby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   1:50
  • Canon circularis per tonosby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   1:27
  • Hostiasby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   1:16
  • Quam olim Abrahaeby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   4:42
  • Sanctusby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   1:04
  • Pleni sunt coeliby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   0:58
  • Nach dem Sanctus: während der Wandlungby The Wallace Collection   1:41
  • Benedictusby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   3:25
  • Agnus Deiby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   1:42
  • Lux aeternaby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   1:18
  • Requiem aeternam IIIby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   2:06
  • Libera meby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   0:55
  • Tremens factusby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   0:42
  • Dies illaby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   0:49
  • Requiem aeternam IVby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   0:27
  • Libera me IIby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   1:12
  • Offertorium IIby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   2:33
  • Sed signiferby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   2:10
  • Zum Schlüsseby St Salvator’s Chapel Choir   2:26

Neukomm’s huge output of some 2000 works has been described as ‘transitional’ between the Classical and Romantic periods; composers who do not fit neatly into pre-ordained categories invariably offer listeners fresh perspectives and insights.

Neukomm’s Requiem in C minor was composed during the auspicious political circumstances of the Congress of Vienna, which signalled closure on more than two decades of warfare: the Napoleonic Wars following the French Revolution of 1789. The solemn occasion of the Requiem’s first performance was attended by many of the heads of state of Europe and their representatives.

For this symbolic occasion, Neukomm came up with the idea of supporting the double choir with organ and a brass octet of keyed trumpet, four hand-horns and three trombones, an innovation without precedent. He uses this ensemble sparingly, only unleashing it at moments of high drama, and, on a few occasions, using the softer range of dynamics to induce depth and inspire awe, presaging the use of brass in operatic music by later Romantic composers. This is highly effective, especially during pivotal moments at the beginning, middle and end, acting as pillars to the overall form of the work. In these interludes the brass ensemble is heard alone, firstly as a short prelude; then after the Sanctus where the brass interlude accompanies the communion ceremony; and finally concluding the Requiem with a Funeral March, seemingly transporting the soul of the Requiem’s subject heavenwards to its final resting place.

Neukomm’s Requiem is heard alongside brass works of the same era: a brass Quintette by Jean-François-Victor Bellon, a brass ensemble arrangement of fellow French composer Alexandre Guilmant’s Morceau Symphonique, and German composer Ernst Sachse’s Trombone Concertino. Amongst the unusual instruments featured are the serpent and the ophicleide. These are heard alongside the singers of St Salvator’s Chapel Choir of the University of St Andrews directed by Tom Wilkinson, and The Wallace Collection, comprising a group of period brass specialists brought together to showcase these remarkable instruments and directed by Anthony George.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Artists

Ian Bousfield – Trombone soloist, Sean Heath – Organ, St Salvator's Chapel Choir, The Wallace Collection

Comp/Arranger/Editor

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Conductor

Anthony George, Tom Wilkinson

EAN/UPC/ISBN/ISMN:

850869006244

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