Cover Art Choral Vol 7: Noël

Album info

Album-Release:
2021

HRA-Release:
12.11.2021

Label: Les Disques ATMA Inc.

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

Artist: Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec & Matthias Maute

Composer: Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), Franz Xaver Gruber (1787-1863), John Francis Wade (1711-1786), Adolphe Adam (1803-1856), Lowell Mason (1792-1872), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), George Frideric Handel (1685–1759), Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)

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  • Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963):
  • 1Poulenc: Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël: I. O magnum mysterium02:57
  • Franz Xaver Gruber (1787 - 1863):
  • 2Gruber: Douce nuit, sainte nuit02:09
  • Traditional:
  • 3Traditional: What Child Is This (Arr. John Stainer)03:12
  • John Francis Wade (1711 - 1786):
  • 4Wade: Adeste Fideles03:18
  • Augusta Holmes (1847 - 1903):
  • 5A.Holmes: Trois anges sont venus ce soir (Arr. Jean-François Daigneault)02:37
  • Adolphe Charles Adam (1803 - 1856):
  • 6Adam: Minuit, Chrétiens! (Arr. Jean-François Daigneault)04:47
  • Francis Poulenc:
  • 7Poulenc: Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël: II. Quem vidistis pastores dicite02:00
  • Lowell Mason (1792 - 1872) & Isaac Watts (1674 - 1748):
  • 8Mason: Joy To The World (Arr. Matthias Maute)02:34
  • Edmund Hamilton Sears (1810 - 1876) & Richard Storrs Willis (1819 - 1900):
  • 9Willis: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (Arr. Matthias Maute)02:56
  • Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893) & Lewis Redner (1831 - 1908):
  • 10O Little Town Of Bethlehem: O Little Town Of Bethlehem02:25
  • Traditional:
  • 11Traditional: I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In (Arr. Matthias Maute)01:43
  • 12Traditional: Twelve Days Of Christmas (Arr. Francis Melville)03:36
  • Francis Poulenc:
  • 13Poulenc: Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël: III. Videntes stellam02:24
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):
  • 14J.S. Bach: Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 46903:12
  • George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759):
  • 15Handel: Tochter Zion Freue Dich02:41
  • Michael Praetorius (1571 - 1621):
  • 16Praetorius: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Arr. Michael Praetorius)02:33
  • Traditional:
  • 17Traditional: Es kommt ein Schiff geladen (Arr. Matthias Janz)01:47
  • 18Traditional: Maria durch ein Dornwald ging (Arr. Stefan Claas)02:06
  • Francis Poulenc:
  • 19Poulenc: Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël: IV. Hodie Christus natus est02:03
  • Total Runtime51:00

Info for Art Choral Vol 7: Noël



ATMA Classique is proud to collaborate with Ensemble vocal Arts:Quebec and Mecenat Musica on ART CHORAL, a unique and ambitious project surveying the history of choral singing over six centuries, from the Renaissance to the present day. Consisting of 11 volumes, the series will roll out over the next three years and will feature works by 50 composers from the 16th to the 21st centuries, as well as 11 webcast concerts and 120 videos.

The first ART CHORAL release is dedicated to Christmas. Traditional songs from France, England and Germany, such as Holy Night, Adeste Fideles, Joy to the world, or Es ist ein Ros entspruggen are paired with Francis Poulenc's Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noel.

Ensemble vocal Arts:Quebec is a professional choir whose mission is to present the great tradition of choral singing in Quebec, Canada, and abroad. Following almost 40 years of leadership by founder Yves Courville, in 2018 the choir appointed two:time JUNO Award winner Matthias Maute as its artistic director.

The Ensemble received the Opus Award for Musical Event of the Year in 2020. Matthias Maute has achieved international renown as a conductor, recorder and flute player, and composer. Mr. Maute is esteemed for his artistic direction of Ensemble Caprice, for whom he produces ingenious, fascinating programs.

As a conductor, Maute has increasingly focussed on large scale projects. His versions of Bach's B Minor Mass, J. D. Zelenka's Miserere, and the Magnificats by Arvo Prt and J.S.Bach were broadcast nationwide by CBC Music and Radio Canada/ICI Musique.

Ensemble Vocal Arts-Quebec
MMatthias Maute, direction



Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec
is a professional choir steeped in the grand tradition of choral music in Québec, with the mission to present professional choral music in Québec, Canada and internationally. Ensemble vocal Arts-Québec is a recipient of the Prix Opus for Musical Event of the Year 2020.

Since Matthias Maute’s nomination as its artistic director in 2019, the choir has increased the number of its concerts from three to a dozen per year in Québec and Canada, making a stellar impression in performances in the Maison symphonique with soprano Karina Gauvin (including an album recorded with ATMA Classique) and concerts at the Montréal Baroque Festival and Ottawa’s Music and Beyond festival.

From its inception, Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec has chosen to perform works from the great masterpieces of the repertoire for the choir. Following upon the success of its performances of Handel’s oratorio The Triumph of Time and Truth, the choir was chosen to take part in Ensemble Caprice’s 30th-anniversary celebration performances of Bach’s B Minor Mass in Bourgie Hall. Since 2018, the choir has been touring widely in Québec and Canada.

In 2019, Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec celebrated 40 years of musical excellence.

In 2020, Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec cofounded the initiative Mini-Concerts Santé. 4,900 free Mini-Concerts Santé were delivered from door-to-door to 36,000 children, adolescents, seniors, adults, and families suffering impacts from the pandemic (isolation, loneliness, psychological distress) in 648 disadvantaged streets in 97 regions, cities and neighbourhoods of Québec and Ontario.

From 2021 to 2023 Ensemble Vocal Arts-Québec, is undertaking project like no other in the world: Art Choral, the history of choral singing through six centuries. Works by 50 composers from the 16th to the 21st century, with 12 albums, 12 streaming concerts and 120 videoclips distributed in 170 countries, in partnership with ATMA Classique and Mécénat Musica.

Booklet for Art Choral Vol 7: Noël

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