GIACOMO MEYERBEER (1791-1864): The Choral Works - Hallelujah, 91. Psalm, Cantique, Pater noster, 7 geistliche Gesänge, An Mozart.
Catalogue Number: 12S028
Reference: 555 065-2
Description: The 58 minutes of choral music here (Hallelujah and Cantique also require an organ) are ostensibly sacred pieces except for An Mozart but almost everywhere, Meyerbeer seems to be still writing opera: the mood of his chosen texts is far more important to him than the words themselves and several come off like operatic scenas. They date from 1812 (the Klopstock-texted Gesaänge) to 1857 (the Paer noster). German, French-English texts. Rheinische Kantorei; Hermann Max.