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CHAN 5028

Bernstein: Kaddish/ Chichester Psalms/Missa Brevis

The Classical Shop
release date: February 2004

Originally recorded in 2003


BBC Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Slatkin

Simon Baker


Ann Murray


Jamie Bernstein


Pablo Strong


BBC Singers

The London Oratory School Schola


BBC Symphony Chorus



Watford Colosseum

Bias Studios, Springfield, Virginia, USA

St Giles Church, Cripplegate


Michael Emery

(Missa Brevis)

John Newton

(at Bias Studios)

Brian Couzens

(other works)


Marvin Ware

(Missa Brevis)

Ralph Couzens

(other works)

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Total Time - 70:25
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Select Complete Single Disc for
  premiere recording of new narration by Jamie Bernstein  

Kaddish (Symphony No. 3)*

  for Orchestra, Mixed Chorus, Boys' Choir, Speaker and Soprano Solo  
1 I Invocation. Adagio - Poco più andante - Movendo - 3:21
2 Kaddish 1. L'istesso tempo - Allegro molto (Wild!) - 4:52
3 II Din-Torah. Di nuovo adagio - Rubato - Avanti - 6:57
4 Kaddish 2. Andante con tenerezza - 8:38
5 III Scherzo. Presto scherzando, sempre pianissimo - 4:27
6 Kaddish 3. Sostenuto - Tempo I - Broadly - 2:49
7 Finale. Adagio - Più adagio - Adagissimo - 10:26

Chichester Psalms†

  (in three movements)  
  for Mixed Chorus (or Male Chorus), Boy Solo and Orchestra  
  (to be sung in Hebrew)  
  Clare Loosley soprano - Lindsay Richardson mezzo-soprano - Andrew Castle tenor - Roger Carter bass  
8 I Maestoso ma energico - Allegro molto - 3:31
9 II Andante con moto, ma tranquillo - Meno mosso - 5:21
10 III Prelude. Sostenuto molto -Adagio - 8:36
  premiere recording of extended liturgical version  

Missa Brevis‡

  for A cappella Mixed Chorus (or Octet of Solo Voices) and Counter-tenor Solo with Incidental Percussion  
  (Amplified for church performance with the kind assistance of George Steel)  
  Richard Benjafield - Chris Brannick percussion  
11 1 Kyrie. Adagio - 0:59
12 2 Gloria. Grave - Molto più presto - Meno mosso - 2:59
13 3 Sanctus. Allegro molto - 1:13
14 3A Benedictus. Recitative - Prestissimo - 1:28
15 4 Agnus Dei. Grave - Più mosso - 2:25
16 4A Dona nobis pacem. Grave come prima - Allegro 2:23
  Also available as SACD CHSA 5028
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'On this Chandos CD there is a consistently first-class sound and recording quality, which highlights the great accomplishment of the soloists… This CD is a great tribute to Bernstein as a composer.'
Cathedral Music

'Now we have positive proof that the Brits can handle Bernstein with the best. Slatkin - one of American music's leading champions - gives the composer's own accounts some stiff interpretative competition; Chandos strengthens his case with superior, state-of-the-art sound. This is one of those Super-Audio hybrid discs, and while I'm unable to report on its qualities in the SA mode, it sounded absolutely stunning on my obsolete equipment. A must for Audiophile Bernstein fans.'
American Reocrd Guide

'Jamie Bernstein has reworked the narration written by her father, adding to the work's frenetic complexity, which registers powerfully in this recording. Fans of heart-on-sleeve Berntsein will enjoy bold versions of his Chichester Psalms and Missa Brevis.'
Classic FM Magazine

'Especially in surround sound, which gives the acoustic considerably more depth and the sonorities more juice, Chandos' engineering is magnificent. Particularly in the way the clear spacial disposition of the choir gives added punch to contrapuntal and antiphonal passages.'
International Record Review

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