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Cantate Domino

Oscar's Motet Choir, Alf Linder, Torsten Nilsson, Marianne Mellnas

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"... widely regarded as one of the greatest audiophile masterpieces ever recorded ... now made even better with this hi-definition release."
- EnjoytheMusic.com

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Cantate Domino
Marco Enrico Bossi; Oscar's Motet Choir; Alf Linder; Torsten Nilsson
Concerto del Signor Gentili in A Major, LV 130
Johann Gottfried Walther; Alf Linder
Otto Olsson; Oscar's Motet Choir; Alf Linder; Torsten Nilsson
Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63  
Part III: See, the conqu'ring hero comes!
George Frideric Handel; Oscar's Motet Choir; Torsten Nilsson
Hosianna, Davids son (Hosanna, Son of David)
Abbe Georg Joseph Vogler; Oscar's Motet Choir; Alf Linder; Torsten Nilsson
Frojda dig, du Kristi brud (O bride of Christ, Rejoice)
Traditional; Marianne Mellnas
Lullaby (arr. M. Sargent for choir)
Traditional; Malcolm Sargent; Oscar's Motet Choir; Torsten Nilsson
Il est ne le divin enfant (arr. J. Rutter for choir)
John Rutter; Traditional; Oscar's Motet Choir; Torsten Nilsson
Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night) (Sung in Swedish)
Adolphe Adam; Marianne Mellnas; Oscar's Motet Choir; Alf Linder; Torsten Nilsson
Den signade dag (O day full of grace)
Traditional; Marianne Mellnas
Stille Nacht (Silent Night) (arr. H. Miessner for choir)
Franz Xaver Gruber; Hanns Miessner; Oscar's Motet Choir; Torsten Nilsson
Schlichte Weisen, Op. 76  
No. 52. Maria vuggesang (Maria Wiegenlied)
Max Reger; Marianne Mellnas; Alf Linder
12 Orgelstycken over koralmotiv (12 Organ Pieces on Choral Themes), Op. 36  
No. 2. Jul: Psalm 55, "Var halsad, skona morgonstund"
Otto Olsson; Alf Linder
Zither Carol (arr. M. Sargent for choir)
Traditional; Malcolm Sargent; Oscar's Motet Choir; Torsten Nilsson
Holiday Inn  
White Christmas
Irving Berlin; Oscar's Motet Choir; Alf Linder; Torsten Nilsson
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    45:14
"... another one of those much-heralded 'audiophile' recordings ... I've been listening to it pretty much nonstop for the last 48 hours or so and I have to tell you, I'm mighty impressed. I've heard so much more that I've never heard before, the air and space around the voices is amazing in its realization. This music is so spiritual and life affirming ... very, very highly recommended, regardless of how many times you may have bought this in the past!"
- Audiophile Audition

This collection of Christmas-related sacred music for chorus, brass and organ from Oscar's Motet Choir has long been considered an audiophile reference, famous for its incredible sound quality. Recorded simply in a Stockholm church in 1976 to a Revox reel-to-reel machine using two Pearl microphones, the album showcases the performances of soprano Marianne Mellnäs and organist Alf Linder and includes works by Enrico Bossi, Handel, Otto Olsson, Adolphe Adam along with psalms and Swedish folk songs.
352.8 kHz / 24-bit, 192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, 11.2896 MHz DSD – 2xHD - Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded in Analog
PCM 192kHz/24-bit was done using Ayre QA9pro
PCM 352.8kHz/24-bit was done using dCS 905 and dCS Vivaldi clock
DSD 2.8224 MHz/1-bit was done using dCS 905 and dCS Vivaldi clock
DSD2 5.6448 MHz/1-bit was done using Ayre QA9pro

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme
2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry

For the 2xHD transfer of this recording, the original 1/4”, 15 ips CCIR master tape was played on a modified TELEFUNKEN M15 Tape recorder with SAKI head, using a hi-end tube preamplifier with OCC silver cables. We did an analog transfer for each HiRes sampling and A & B comparisons were made with both the original LP, using the Kronos turntable, as well as with the best available CD, using the Nagra HD Dac and dCS Vivaldi DAC, throughout the process.

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