Schola Cantorum & Hörður Áskelsson - Meditatio: Music For Mixed Choir
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 57:58 min | 982 MB | Digital booklet
Label: BIS | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2016
Growing out of concerts given by Schola cantorum Reykjavicensis and Hörður Áskelsson on All Soul's Day, Meditatio presents a programme of expressive choral works which interpret grief and bereavement in the light of hope and comfort. Apart from Jón Leifs' singularly serene Requiem, the composer's response to the death of his daughter in 1947, all the pieces date from the past 35 years from The Lamb by John Tavener from 1982 to Nunc dimittis (2015) by Sigurður Sævarsson, Icelandic composer as well as member of Schola cantorum.