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The Huelgas Ensemble at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival

Lucie Skeaping presents a concert given by the Huelgas Ensemble under their music director Paul van Nevel at Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh, as part of the 2009 Edinburgh International Festival.

The ensemble, which is named after a Cistercian monastery near Burgos in Spain, has been established since 1970 and has carved a reputation as one of the leading vocal ensembles in Europe. The group is particularly famous for its pioneering recordings of music by composers from the Franco-Flemish school, such as Nicholas Gombert and Pierre de Manchicourt.

This concert juxtaposes sacred music by two composers of different generations - Michael Praetorius and Bach. Arguably the most famous composers of the German chorale tradition, they based many of their compositions on the same basic material. Here, the eight voices and seven instrumentalists of the Huelgas Ensemble show how both composers treat the same texts, in very different ways.

Playlist:

Gallus: Obsecro Domine (In adventu Domini nostri Jesu Christi)
Huelgas Ensemble
Paul van Nevel (conductor)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 64305 Tr 2

Gombert: Tous les regretz
Huelgas Ensemble
Paul van Nevel (conductor)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 48249 Tr 4

Praetorius: Ach, Gott, vom Himmel sieh' darein
Bach: Ach, Gott, vom Himmel sieh' darein
Praetorius: Das Silber durchs Feur siebenmal
Bach: Du stellst mein Jesu, selber dich
Huelgas Ensemble
Paul van Nevel (conductor)
BBC RECORDING

Praetorius: Mitten wir im Leben sind
Bach: Mitten wir im Leben sind
Huelgas Ensemble
Paul van Nevel (conductor)
BBC RECORDING

Praetorius: Aus tiefer Noth schrey ich zu dir
Bach: Ob bei uns ist der Sünden viel
Huelgas Ensemble
Paul van Nevel (conductor)
BBC RECORDING

Lejeune: O roze reyne des fleurs
Huelgas Ensemble
Paul van Nevel (conductor)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 68259 Tr 3

Praetorius: Christe, der du bist Tag und Licht
Bach: Wir bitten dein' gottliche Kraft
Huelgas Ensemble
Paul van Nevel (conductor)
BBC RECORDING

De Rore: Mia benigna fortuna
Huelgas Ensemble
Paul van Nevel (conductor)
HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901760 Tr 3

Praetorius: Mit Fried' und Freud' ich fahr' dahin
Bach: Mit Fried' und Freud' ich fahr' dahin
Praetorius: Denn hast du allen furgestelt
Huelgas Ensemble
Paul van Nevel (conductor)
BBC RECORDING.

1 hour

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Sat 19 Sep 2009 13:00
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