CD: Mendelssohn's "Te Deum" (2015)

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CD: Mendelssohn's "Te Deum" (2015)

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Winner of the 2016 Choral Canada award for Outstanding Choral Recording.

Written when Mendelssohn was 17 years old, the Te Deum is lesser known than many of his works, but features elaborate counterpoint (up to 16 parts at times) and grand character. Features Neil Cockburn on organ., and a variety of soloists from within the ensemble.

The CD also includes Mendelssohn's famous unaccompanied motet Denn er hat seinen Engel befohlen über dir, and two part songs by Franz Schubert, whose music was an influence on Mendelssohn. Both art songs feature Cheryl Emery on piano, while the Ständchen features Patricia Thompson, mezzo-soprano.

This recording was supported, in part, through a grant from the Rozsa Foundation.

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