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Mass Edition, Vol. 3

Hummel: Mass/ Salve Regina

The Classical Shop
release date: October 2005

Recorded in 24 Bit / 96Khz

Originally recorded in 2005

Artists:

Collegium Musicum 90


Richard Hickox


Stephen Varcoe

baritone*

Pamela Helen Stephen

mezzo-soprano*

Susan Gritton

soprano*

Mark Padmore

tenor*

Venue:

Blackheath Halls, London



Producer:

Nicholas Anderson



Engineer:

Ralph Couzens


Michael Common

(Assistant)

Record Label
Chaconne

Genre:

Choir


Early Music

Total Time - 56:50
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Mass Edition, Vol. 3

 

JOHANN NEPOMUK HUMMEL

(1778-1837)
Select Complete Single Disc for
   
  premiere recordings  
   
 

Mass*

46:06  
  in D minor - in d-Moll - en ré mineur  
  Edited by Stephen Hogger  
1 I Kyrie 10:02
2 II Gloria. 'Gloria in excelsis Deo' - 3:06
3 'Qui tollis peccata mundi' - 1:52
4 'Cum Sancto Spiritu' 3:48
5 III Credo. 'Credo in unum Deum' - 3:37
6 'Et incarnatus est' - 4:21
7 'Et ressurexit' - 3:42
8 'Et exspecto' 1:39
9 IV Sanctus 2:36
10 V Benedictus 4:52
  Rachel Nicholls soprano two  
11 VI Agnus Dei. 'Agnus Dei, qui tollis eccata mundi' 2:42
12 'Dona nobis pacem' 3:43
   
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Salve Regina†

10:50
  in B flat major - in B-Dur - en si bémol majeur  
  Edited by Stephen Hogger  
The third eagerly awaited volume of the masses by Johann Nepomuk Hummel. The first volume featuring the celebrated period performance ensemble Collegium Musicum 90 under the inspired direction of Richard Hickox scooped ‘best choral recording’ at the Gramophone Awards.

Both works on this disc are premiere recordings.

The CD features an impressive line-up of soloists, including Susan Gritton who constantly receives rave reviews.


The Mass in D minor is the second of Hummel’s masses, dated August 1805, which suggests that it was prepared for the annual name-day celebrations of Princess Marie Esterházy, as was the custom. Hummel seemed determined to demonstrate that, like the revered Esterházy Kapellmeister Haydn, he too could compose a mass that combined individuality with the comforting sense of a continuing musical tradition. But Hummel’s point of departure is not Haydn, it is Mozart, specifically the very atmospheric opening of the D minor piano concerto (K466), a work well known to Hummel the virtuoso pianist. At nearly ten minutes this Kyrie is one of the longest opening movements of a mass in the classical Viennese tradition, as expansive in its progress as Haydn’s Nelson Kyrie had been focused. Striking opening gestures are a feature of several other movements in the mass, although the beginning of the Credo is deliberately tame, a ruminative oboe solo over a simple accompaniment before the bass voices of the chorus enter. Hummel’s mass is scored for full orchestra (including clarinets) plus four soloists and chorus. The main function of the soloists, as in Haydn’s masses, is to act as representatives of the chorus, four individuals who then retreat into the choral sound.

The Salve Regina in B flat was composed five years later. In May 1809 Joseph Haydn had died and it is not impossible that this work was composed for a commemorative service. Hummel would have witnessed Haydn’s unquestioning Catholic belief; setting this text in his memory, rather than a mass, would have been an appropriately individual tribute. In Hummel’s setting the vocal forces, solo soprano and chorus, are typical, but this soprano’s natural habitat is the opera house not the church, a reminder that the Esterházy court had a flourishing operatic tradition to which Hummel himself contributed. The extravagance of the soprano line is complemented by an unusually elaborate role for the chorus.


Unjustly neglected works enjoy superb advocacy under Richard Hickox’s baton…
Gramophone ‘Record of the Month’, Gramophone Awards 2003 ‘best choral recording’ on CHAN 0681

It is astonishing that such fine pieces have been so completely neglected. They here inspire Hickox and his team to performances just as electrifying as those they have given of the great series of late Haydn masses.
The Guardian ‘CD of the week’ on CHAN 0681

…this is a fine recording of music that deserves to be better known and more regularly performed.
BBC Music Magazine on CHAN 0712

But Susan Gritton sings it [Salve Regina] with gusto, while she and the other soloists form a well-blended quartet in the Mass, whose performance under Hickox is confident and shapely, as well delivered in warm lucid sound.
BBC Music Magazine



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