Capriccio Pastorale (Italian Christmas Music) Capella de la Torre

Cover Capriccio Pastorale (Italian Christmas Music)

Album info



Label: deutsche harmonia mundi

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

Artist: Capella de la Torre

Composer: Heinrich Isaac (1450-1517), Giovanni Animuccia (1510-1570), Serafino Razzi (1531-1613), Maurizio Cazzati (1620-1677), Francesco Soto de Langa (1534-1619), Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643), Giovanni Paolo Cima (1570-1630), Johannes Ciconia (1370-1412)

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

I`m sorry!


due to territorial constraints and also different releases dates in each country you currently can`t purchase this album. We are updating our release dates twice a week. So, please feel free to check from time-to-time, if the album is available for your country.

We suggest, that you bookmark the album and use our Short List function.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Yours sincerely, HIGHRESAUDIO

  • Giovanni Animuccia (1520 - 1571): Hoggi la vita nasce:
  • 1Animuccia: Hoggi la vita nasce02:38
  • Anonymus: Tutti debiam cantare:
  • 2Anonymus: Tutti debiam cantare02:22
  • Heinrich Isaac (1450 - 1517): Missa de Sancta Maria a nativitate usque ad purificationem:
  • 3Isaac: Missa de Sancta Maria a nativitate usque ad purificationem: Introitus05:46
  • Serafino Razzi (1531 - 1611): O Maria diana stella:
  • 4Razzi: O Maria diana stella03:37
  • Giovanni Animuccia: Levate su pastori:
  • 5Animuccia: Levate su pastori02:19
  • Maurizio Cazzati (1616 - 1678): Giga Angelella:
  • 6Cazzati: Giga Angelella02:04
  • Heinrich Isaac: Missa de Sancta Maria a nativitate usque ad purificationem:
  • 7Isaac: Missa de Sancta Maria a nativitate usque ad purificationem: Versus - Alleluia02:49
  • Francisco Soto de Langa (1534 - 1619): Nell' apparir del sempiterno sole:
  • 8Langa: Nell' apparir del sempiterno sole02:26
  • Anonymus: Angelus ad virginem:
  • 9Anonymus: Angelus ad virginem01:41
  • Heinrich Isaac: Missa de Sancta Maria a nativitate usque ad purificationem:
  • 10Isaac: Missa de Sancta Maria a nativitate usque ad purificationem: Sequentia05:23
  • Anonymus: Ditene'o pastori:
  • 11Anonymus: Ditene'o pastori04:12
  • Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 - 1643): Capriccio Pastorale, F 2.35:
  • 12Frescobaldi: Capriccio Pastorale, F 2.3503:18
  • Giovanni Paolo Cima (1570 - 1622): Hodie Christus natus est:
  • 13Cima: Hodie Christus natus est03:15
  • Francesco Landini (ca. 1325 - 1397): Angelica biltà:
  • 14Landini: Angelica biltà02:10
  • Johannes Ciconia (1370 - 1412): Gloria, RISM I-TRmn 87.31:
  • 15Ciconia: Gloria, RISM I-TRmn 87.3102:59
  • Traditional: Tu scendi dalle stelle:
  • 16Traditional: Tu scendi dalle stelle03:54
  • Giovanni Animuccia: E nato il grand Iddeo:
  • 17Animuccia: E nato il grand Iddeo02:40
  • Anonymus: Danza dei pastori:
  • 18Anonymus: Danza dei pastori02:33
  • Traditional: Venite adoriamo:
  • 19Traditional: Venite adoriamo02:44
  • Anonymus: Hor non nascescias:
  • 20Anonymus: Hor non nascescias01:37
  • Traditional: Quando nascette ninno:
  • 21Traditional: Quando nascette ninno03:44
  • Total Runtime01:04:11

Info for Capriccio Pastorale (Italian Christmas Music)

On its new album, Katharina Bäuml's highly acclaimed ensemble Capella de la Torre, which has just been awarded the OPUS Klassik, invites you to a special musical Christmas in Italy. As was the tradition in Renaissance Italy, a colourful mixture of different styles and moods can be heard. Delightful secular and sacred, joyful and festive as well as instrumental and vocal music alternate.

"With this deliberate contrast, we want to immerse ourselves in the soundscape in Italy around 1500 and at the same time pay homage to the present," says Katharina Bäuml, "It is music that has touched us deeply across the centuries to this day. On "Capriccio Pastorale" you can hear Italian Christmas folk songs, such as the famous Neapolitan carol "Tu scendi dalle stelle", "Venite adoriamo" from Istria or even the popular chorale "Angelus ad virginem". There are even world premiere recordings on the album of Christmas hymns (lauden), such as the lively "Hor non nascescias" or the dance-like "Danza dei pastori". The moving Christmas mass "Missa de Sancta Maria" by Heinrich Isaac (1450-1517), a Nuremberg composer who lived mostly in Italy, is also a world premiere recording. Real discoveries are also the solemn works of his contemporaries, such as the Veronese composer Giovanni Animuccia (ca. 1514-1571), the Milanese Giovanni Paolo Cima (1583-1643) or by the papal singer and composer Francesco Soto de Langa (1534-1619). The colourfully orchestrated Capella de la Torre is supported by the excellent soloists Margaret Hunter (soprano), Erika Tandiono (soprano) and Florian Cramer (tenor). A touching, festive Christmas album for all fans of Italian music!

Capella de la Torre
Katharina Bäuml, conductor

Capella de la Torre
is proud to be one of the leading ensembles for early wind music worldwide. The group was founded in 2005 by the oboist and shawm specialist Katharina Bäuml, and since then has newly inspired its audiences over and over again in over one thousand concerts, 20 CDs to date, and numerous live recordings. Through these experiences, the ensemble has garnered extensive experience in the music of the fourteenth though seventeenth centuries. In 2016 Capella was awarded the "Ensemble of the Year" ECHO Klassik prize. 2017 the ensemble was again awarded the ECHO Klassik prize for the CD "Da Pacem - Echoes of the Reformation".

2018 Capella de la Torre is one of the first OPUS Klassik winners - the ensemble was awarded for the CD "Serata Venexiana".

In order to make the music of past centuries sound fresh for modern ears, current historical and musicological research plays a vital role in Capella de la Torre's programs. Especially important is the work with original sources and texts. In addition to concerts, another focus of the ensemble is its work with young audiences though numerous outreach and education projects.

The name "Capella de la Torre" can be understood two ways: in the beginning of the sixteenth century, the Spaniard Francisco de la Torre composed perhaps the most famous piece for a wind ensemble, his "Danza Alta." In addition to this homage to the composer, the name can be understood literally. "De la torre" means "from the top of the tower." Wind ensembles of the time often played from the top of towers and on balconies.

Katharina Bäuml
A native of Munich, Katharina Bäuml studied modern oboe, and baroque oboe and historical reed instruments, finishing both degrees with honors. Since then she has specialized in myriad areas of early music, but her particular interest has been in wind music of the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries. This interest led her, in 2005, to found the ensemble "Capella de la Torre," which has become the most important German ensemble for Renaissance music. The group has produced twenty CDs, and since 2013 has recorded exclusively for Sony. In 2016 Katharine Bäuml won the ECHO Klassik award with Capella de la Torre for their CD "Water Music". In addition to early music, her interests include contemporary music played on historical instruments, leading to numerous commissions for her ensemble "Duo Mixtura," which have been performed at such prestigious festivals as the Berlin "Ultraschall" festival, among others. As the artistic director of several festivals and concert series, Ms. Bäuml continues to initiate projects which connect jazz and the music of the early modern period. Most recently she has assumed the artistic direction of the series "Musica Ahuse" in the Romanesque Cloister Auhausen, where renowned leading early music ensembles perform each year. Ms. Bäuml teaches in Berlin and regularly gives master classes in Genf (Switzerland), Hanover, and Lübeck.

Booklet for Capriccio Pastorale (Italian Christmas Music)

© 2010-2024 HIGHRESAUDIO