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From Early Dawn... Until Late at Night / Maulbronn Chamber Choir
A daily musical routine according to the tradition of horary prayers, recorded at the UNESCO monument Monastery Maulbronn. The tradition of horary prayers (particularly Complet) is still cultivated for certain occasions t... more »
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A daily musical routine according to the tradition of horary prayers, recorded at the UNESCO monument Monastery Maulbronn. The tradition of horary prayers (particularly Complet) is still cultivated for certain occasions today at the Evangelical Seminary, supporter of the cloister concerts and the Maulbronn Chamber Choir. It therefore stands to reason that the liturgical form of the horary prayers be transfused to a musical, clerical programme. Of course, it is not possible to feature the complete horary prayer texts as choir compositions. In such, the programme?s concept is based on the adoption of integral liturgy components from every horary prayer by textually identical or paraphrased choir compositions. Each horary prayer contains an hourly text, a psalm prayer, and a canticle from the New Testament. Thus, Zacharia?s Benedictus or the Te Deum is the designated canticle in the morning prayer; the vesper includes the Magnificat (Maria?s canticle), and the canticle in Complet is Simeon?s canticle (Nunc dimittis).
One of the best German choirs...
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Maulbronner Kammerchor, conducted by Juergen Budday, can serve as a model example of the best that there is in the German style of this art: roundly shaped clear phrases, deliberately designed shadings of dynamics, precise articulation an a homogeneous balance of well-cultured voices. These caracteristics are symptomatic, regardless of whether they are singing a motet or a modern psalm, light in presentation but studded with thoroughly rehearsed effects..."