Sigvards Kļava & The Latvian Radio Choir

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... AND NIGHT TURNED INTO DAY LAWO Classics presents here an entire album devoted to a selection of Kjell Habbestad’s sacred choral works. The music on this release was written over a period of 35 years and ranges from the composer’s opus 1 to opus 90. Textually, the works constitute a cycle of the church year, from the Annunciation to Christmas, and from Lent and Passion Week to Easter and Pentecost. The Latvian Radio Choir, one of the world’s leading choirs, performs music from all periods, but has specialised mainly in contemporary music. There is hardly another choir that would be able to master the tonal challenges presented by certain works on this album. Thus the recording session in Riga turned out to be a very special experience both for the composer and the recording company. Other contributors to the recording are Oslo Cathedral Choir, conductor Vivanne Sydnes, and Kåre Nordstoga at the organ. The reason for this is that the first three tracks, in the midst of a Latin and English language landscape, present Anglican chants with (New) Norwegian text. As one could not expect the Latvian Radio Choir to take on this task, the Latvian and the Norwegian choir pass the baton back and forth in the three works “Magnificat”, “Nunc Dimittis” and “Benedictus Dominus”. Soloists: Ieva Ezeriete and Agate Burkina, sopranos ("Magnificat"), Gundars Dziļums, baritone ("Nunc Dimittis"), Kārlis Rūtentāls, tenor ("Benedictus Dominus"). Composer Kjell Habbestad studied church music and is Professor of Music Theory and Composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music. He has an earlier album of organ music, “Gaudeamus”, on the LAWO Classics label, and other releases are planned. The Latvian Radio Choir (LRC) ranks among the top professional chamber choirs in Europe. The repertoire of LRC ranges from Renaissance music to the most sophisticated scores by modern composers.
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1. Cantica, op. 1: I. Magnificat, op. 1a 00:11:53 2.00 USD
Main artist Sigvards Kļava & The Latvian Radio Choir
Composer Kjell Habbestad
Author Trad.
Performers The Latvian Radio Choir | Sigvards Kļava | Kåre Nordstoga | Oslo Domkor
Conductors Sigvards Kļava
Producers Vegard Landaas
2. Cantica, op. 1: II. Nunc dimittis, op. 1b 00:09:50 1.80 USD
Main artist Sigvards Kļava & The Latvian Radio Choir
Composer Kjell Habbestad
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Performers The Latvian Radio Choir | Sigvards Kļava | Kåre Nordstoga | Oslo Domkor
Conductors Sigvards Kļava
Producers Vegard Landaas
3. Cantica, op. 1: III. Benedictus Dominus, op. 1c 00:14:29 2.00 USD
Main artist Sigvards Kļava & The Latvian Radio Choir
Composer Kjell Habbestad
Author Trad.
Performers The Latvian Radio Choir | Sigvards Kļava | Kåre Nordstoga | Oslo Domkor
Conductors Sigvards Kļava
Producers Vegard Landaas
4. Nox praecessit, op. 19: I. Nox praecessit 00:04:00 1.50 USD
Main artist Sigvards Kļava & The Latvian Radio Choir
Composer Kjell Habbestad
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Performers The Latvian Radio Choir | Sigvards Kļava
Conductors Sigvards Kļava
Producers Vegard Landaas
5. Nox praecessit, op. 19: II. Transite per portas 00:04:38 1.50 USD
Main artist Sigvards Kļava & The Latvian Radio Choir
Composer Kjell Habbestad
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Performers The Latvian Radio Choir | Sigvards Kļava
Conductors Sigvards Kļava
Producers Vegard Landaas
6. Nox praecessit, op. 19: III. Sion non dissolvantor manus tuae 00:03:02 1.50 USD
Main artist Sigvards Kļava & The Latvian Radio Choir
Composer Kjell Habbestad
Author Trad.
Performers The Latvian Radio Choir | Sigvards Kļava
Conductors Sigvards Kļava
Producers Vegard Landaas
7. You who knelt in darkness quaking, from op. 90 00:07:50 1.80 USD
Main artist Sigvards Kļava & The Latvian Radio Choir
Composer Kjell Habbestad
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Performers The Latvian Radio Choir | Sigvards Kļava
Conductors Sigvards Kļava
Producers Vegard Landaas
8. Psalmi, op. 70: I. Ego clamavi, op. 56 00:04:02 1.50 USD
Main artist Sigvards Kļava & The Latvian Radio Choir
Composer Kjell Habbestad
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Performers The Latvian Radio Choir | Sigvards Kļava
Conductors Sigvards Kļava
Producers Vegard Landaas
9. Psalmi, op. 70: II. Cantate domino, op. 70 00:03:54 1.50 USD
Main artist Sigvards Kļava & The Latvian Radio Choir
Composer Kjell Habbestad
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Performers The Latvian Radio Choir | Sigvards Kļava
Conductors Sigvards Kļava
Producers Vegard Landaas
10. Psalmi, op. 70: III. Iubilate Deo, op. 68 00:04:54 1.50 USD
Main artist Sigvards Kļava & The Latvian Radio Choir
Composer Kjell Habbestad
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Performers The Latvian Radio Choir | Sigvards Kļava
Conductors Sigvards Kļava
Producers Vegard Landaas
11. God’s son has made me free, op. 72 00:04:27 1.50 USD
Main artist Sigvards Kļava & The Latvian Radio Choir
Composer Kjell Habbestad
Author Trad.
Performers The Latvian Radio Choir | Sigvards Kļava
Conductors Sigvards Kļava
Producers Vegard Landaas