Ever been curious to hear a musical setting of Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn"? Well here's your chance. It's the second movement of Holst's First Choral Symphony (although he called it "First," there was never a second). You know the poem: "Beauty is truth and truth, beauty…." This is a highly enjoyable piece, and in sections of the first and third movement, the composer of The Planets makes some sounds that recall his most popular work. But there's much more to Holst than space music. He was a master at writing for chorus, his word setting always highly colorful and never stiff or "Victorian" sounding. This performance is the best available, so if you're intrigued, go for it.
2018 Grammy Award nominees Tenebrae perform a new collection of choral works by Polish composer Paweł Łukaszewski.
This second album embraces some of his best works with some brand-new songs presented by Freebeat Music Records. Songwriter and producer Frank Doberitz is well known for his unique sound and is part of a new generation of modern chillout music scene and appears on over 300 compilations. Artenovum, his new project, has found a niche somewhere between Enigma, Mike Oldfield and Schiller and presents a new trip through a fantastic world of his own style. Experimental sounds, young grooves, atmospheric soundscapes, mysterious and relaxing, a well-balanced marriage of smooth vocal arrangement, epic cinematic instrumentals and sometimes heavy lead guitars. Each song is a unique piece and a fine result of tender and loving work.Take part in and enjoy Artenovum’s "Garden of deep moods" a chill lounge atmosphere from ambient to electronic deep moods music.
Of all the nearly forgotten music by Mendelssohn, the most nearly completely forgotten is his music for chorus. Only his songs come close to being as almost entirely ignored, but because a few of them have earned a place in the recital hall, even they have a more prominent place in the repertoire. This 10-disc Brilliant set of Mendelssohn's complete choral works featuring the Chamber Choir of Europe under Nicol Matt addresses this problem even though it may not solve it. The performances are uniformly excellent. The Choir has a smooth tone and superb diction and Matt elicits from them polished balanced and ardent interpretations.