In Dulci Jubilo: Music For The Christmas / Hillier

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Label: DACAPO
Catalog: 6220661
Format: SACD

From, Fredrik; Jespersen, Jakob Bloch; Rasmussen, Allan; Juutilainen, Kanerva; Gower, Jane; Torp, Else; Zunic, Jesenka Balic; Blomsterberg, Judith-Maria; Browton, Kate; Hillier, Paul; Frostenson, Mattias; Theatre of Voices

In the gloomy sky of a winter’s night a bright star emerges and ignites Advent’s anticipation of the Nativity –the year moves towards the rebirth of light just at the time of greatest darkness. With evocative works by the Baroque master Dietrich Buxtehude and the circle of 17th-century northern German composers around him, Paul Hillier conducts his Grammy award-winning ensemble Theatre of Voices in a stimulating addition to the traditional Christmas repertoire. Theatre of Voices, widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost vocal groups, was founded by Paul Hillier in 1990 and re-established in Denmark when he moved to that country in 2004. The group presents a wide range of contemporary music, often juxtaposed with elements of early music. Their programs feature many of today’s most eminent composers - Berio, Pärt, Reich, Cage, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Stockhausen - while among their current favourite ‘early’ composers are Perotin, Dowland, and Buxtehude.

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