Fünf Hohelied-Motetten (1608)
1. Meine Schwester, liebe Braut
2. Ich sucht des Nachts in meinem Bette
3. Fahet uns die Füchse
Melchior Franck was a prolific and influential German composer of the Late Renaissance and Early Baroque eras. With evocative imagery and tonal language, his Song of Songs Motets represent some of the most remarkable examples of sacred works of his time. Listeners are reminded that the passionate texts resonate on both mortal and divine levels.
Four Songs of Love (2008)
2. Until The Daybreak
3. Awake, O Northwind
4. His Left Hand
The Swedish composer Sven-David Sandström created the Four Songs of Love in 2008. The musical rendering of the text is reminiscent of Renaissance compositions. The basic dynamic level lingers in various shades of quiet, as if from far away or in a dream; intensification and high points emerge out of this quiet.
Syrinx für Flöte
Lesung Text Chagall
Le Cantique des Cantiques
Kantate für 12-stimmigen gemischten Chor (1952)
2. La Voix du Bien-Aimé
4. Le Roi Salomon
Lesur shared Messiaen’s conviction that sensual love and divine love were not mutually exclusive, but rather complemented and even strengthened one another. His seven-part a cappella cantata is a brilliant testimony to this principle.