℗ 2023 BRmedia ServiceJ
Released October 6, 2023
Duration 42m 12s
Record Label BR-Klassik
Catalogue No. 900850
Genre Classical (Choral)
 

Angelus ad Pastores - Weihnachtsgeschichte

Howard Arman, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Hans-Jörg Profanter, Csaba Wagner, Lukas Gassner, Max Hanft, Nikolaus Pfannkuch

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Weihnachtsgeschichte nach der apokryphen Offenbarung des Jakobus  
1.1
I. Die Botschaft
Howard Arman; Traditional; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Howard Arman; Béla Szerényi jr.; Christof Hartkopf; Merit Ostermann; Gabriele Weinfurter
3:07
1.2
Veni redemptor genti
Johann Hermann Schein; Traditional; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Howard Arman; Hans-Jörg Profanter; Csaba Wagner; Lukas Gassner; Max Hanft
2:18
1.3
III. Der Streit
Howard Arman; Traditional; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Howard Arman; Béla Szerényi jr.; Christof Hartkopf; Andreas Hirtreiter; Nikolaus Pfannkuch; Merit Ostermann
3:35
1.4
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, Vers 1 - 2
Johann Hermann Schein; Traditional; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Howard Arman; Hans-Jörg Profanter; Csaba Wagner; Lukas Gassner; Max Hanft
0:59
1.5
V. Der Traum
Howard Arman; Traditional; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Howard Arman; Béla Szerényi jr.; Christof Hartkopf; Taro Takagi; Timo Janzen
0:56
1.6
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, Vers 3
Johann Hermann Schein; Traditional; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Howard Arman; Hans-Jörg Profanter; Csaba Wagner; Lukas Gassner; Max Hanft; Marije Grevink; Christiane Hörr
0:40
1.7
VII. Die Reise
Howard Arman; Traditional; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Howard Arman; Béla Szerényi jr.; Christof Hartkopf; Andreas Hirtreiter; Nikolaus Pfannkuch; Merit Ostermann
2:26
1.8
Angelus ad pastores
Nicolaus Zangius; Traditional; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Howard Arman; Hans-Jörg Profanter; Csaba Wagner; Lukas Gassner; Max Hanft; Marije Grevink; Christiane Hörr
2:09
1.9
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, Vers 7
Johann Hermann Schein; Traditional; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Howard Arman
0:27
1.10
X. Der Zeitstillstand
Howard Arman; Traditional; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Howard Arman; Andreas Hirtreiter; Nikolaus Pfannkuch
2:07
1.11
Angelus ad pastores
Hieronymus Praetorius; Traditional; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Howard Arman; Hans-Jörg Profanter; Csaba Wagner; Lukas Gassner; Max Hanft; Marije Grevink; Christiane Hörr
2:59
1.12
XII. Die Hebamme
Howard Arman; Traditional; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Howard Arman; Béla Szerényi jr.; Christof Hartkopf; Andreas Hirtreiter; Nikolaus Pfannkuch
0:57
1.13
Angelus ad pastores
Hans Leo Hassler; Traditional; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Howard Arman; Hans-Jörg Profanter; Csaba Wagner; Lukas Gassner; Max Hanft; Marije Grevink; Christiane Hörr
3:57
1.14
XIV. Die Hoehle
Howard Arman; Traditional; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Howard Arman; Béla Szerényi jr.; Christof Hartkopf; Kerstin Rosenfeldt; Ruth Volpert
1:26
1.15
Angelus ad pastores
Melchior Vulpius; Traditional; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Howard Arman; Hans-Jörg Profanter; Csaba Wagner; Lukas Gassner; Max Hanft; Marije Grevink; Christiane Hörr
3:57
1.16
XVI. Die Magier
Howard Arman; Traditional; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Howard Arman; Béla Szerényi jr.; Christof Hartkopf; Q-Won Han; Andrew Lepri Meyer; Christopher Dollins; Andreas Burkhart
3:37
1.17
Da pacem Domine in diebus nostris
Anonymus; Traditional; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Howard Arman
0:38
1.18
XVIII. Der Kindermord
Howard Arman; Traditional; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Howard Arman; Christof Hartkopf; Benedikt Weiß
0:40
1.19
Verleih uns Frieden gnaediglich
Johann Hermann Schein; Traditional; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Howard Arman; Hans-Jörg Profanter; Csaba Wagner; Lukas Gassner; Max Hanft
0:41
1.20
Agnus Dei super Angelus ad pastores
Hieronymus Praetorius; Traditional; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Howard Arman; Max Hanft
3:49
1.21
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
Anonymus; Traditional; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Howard Arman
0:47
Digital Booklet
In the Revelation of James, an apocryphal gospel that was not included in the Bible, events and details surrounding the birth of Christ are reported that do not appear in the better-known versions of the Christmas story from the gospels of Matthew and Luke. In particular, the gospel of James presents us with very real people, full of emotions and conflicting feelings. Mary, not Jesus, is the focus of the narrative. The Christmas story is presented by James in a vivid, dramatic and almost theatrical manner. Howard Arman's Christmas Story follows the tradition of works such as Bach's "Christmas Oratorio", where newly-composed settings of the Gospel alternate with chorales. Here, Gregorian and polyphonic chorales as well as several motets from the 17th century are woven into Arman's composition and form a second narrative level. They frame the episodes of the Christmas story and can also be understood as musical reactions to the narrated events. Arman contrasts the powerful language and mysticism of James’ gospel by reducing musical means to their essentials: monophonic singing, syllabically conceived solo passages and, as the only accompanying instrument, a hurdy-gurdy, which with its monotonous, archaic sound represents a certain timelessness. All of this results in maximum text comprehensibility, whereby the emotional declamatory singing style almost makes the figures resemble characters in a stage play. A key moment is Joseph's vision shortly before the birth of Christ: time seems to stand still, and the mystical and sublime aspect of this scene is intensified by poetic words full of linguistic contrasts and contradictions. – The chorales and motets integrated into Arman’s Christmas Story gradually develop ever greater polyphony. Thus, three settings by Nicolaus Zangius, Hieronymus Praetorius and Hans Leo Hassler, scored for ever greater numbers of voices, lead to a fourth, ten-part composition by Melchior Vulpius, which concludes with the words "Peace on earth". This new production from BR-KLASSIK presents Howard Arman's Christmas Story in a studio recording from Bavarian Radio's Studio 1 on December 10 and 11, 2022.
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – BR-Klassik Studio Masters
Track title
Peak
(dB FS)
RMS
(dB FS)
LUFS
(integrated)
DR
Album average
Range of values
-4.71
-15.22 to -0.79
-25.00
-33.70 to -17.20
-21.45
-30.80 to -14.10
12
10 to 15
1
I. Die Botschaft
-4.08-27.94-24.315
2
Veni redemptor genti
-4.19-25.62-22.113
3
III. Der Streit
-0.79-21.67-17.614
4
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, Vers 1 - 2
-4.96-22.42-19.111
5
V. Der Traum
-3.76-24.85-21.214
6
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, Vers 3
-3.01-21.27-18.210
7
VII. Die Reise
-5.53-28.80-25.014
8
Angelus ad pastores
-0.81-19.29-16.311
9
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, Vers 7
-15.22-32.95-29.511
10
X. Der Zeitstillstand
-13.49-33.56-30.813
11
Angelus ad pastores
-0.80-18.54-15.711
12
XII. Die Hebamme
-5.62-28.36-24.713
13
Angelus ad pastores
-1.37-19.99-17.212
14
XIV. Die Hoehle
-0.79-23.26-18.313
15
Angelus ad pastores
-0.80-17.20-14.110
16
XVI. Die Magier
-2.74-25.34-21.213
17
Da pacem Domine in diebus nostris
-7.31-25.64-21.910
18
XVIII. Der Kindermord
-7.65-33.70-29.415
19
Verleih uns Frieden gnaediglich
-2.82-21.91-18.811
20
Agnus Dei super Angelus ad pastores
-2.58-21.22-18.312
21
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
-10.67-31.55-26.811

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