FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847): Church Music, Vol. 8 - Magnificat in D, Jesu meine Freude, Tu es Petrus, Op. 111, Wir glauben all an einen Gott, Gloria.
Catalogue Number: 05K053
Description: The big-scale Catholic settings are from 1822, composition homework from the 13-year-old Mendelssohn's teacher Zelter, and the teenager certainly meets the celebratory demands of the texts with orchestral and vocal ardor. The remainder of this disc consists of Protestant chorale settings which date from 1827-28 and 1831, in which Bach and Handel are the models. German-English texts. Andrea L. Brown (soprano), Monica Groop (mezzo), Werner Güra (tenor), Michael Volle (bass), Stuttgart Chamber Choir, Deutsch Kammerphilharmonie Bremen; Frieder Bernius. SACD hybrid.