Giacomo Meyerbeer - Hallelujah - The Choral Works

Rheinische Kantorei - Hermann Max

Released in 2016, in Germany, this album features in particular a unique recording of "Hallelujah" by Giacomo Meyerbeer, never published before.

This album features iconic works of sacred music by Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) and in particular his "Hallelujah", small cantata for 4 men, organ and choir Ad libitum, written around 1815.
This cantata was aimed for the religious service of the Jewish Reformed Temple of Berlin. Giacomo Meyerbeer’s father, Juda Herz Beer (1769-1825) was particularly involved in the movement of emancipation and integration of the Prussian Jews.
We have here a unique recording of a work never yet published. A manuscript is kept in the Music section of the Library of Congress in USA. ...

Musical works of this CD:
"Hallelujah", small cantata for 4 men, organ and choir Ad libitum
"Psalm 91", Motet for soloists and 8 voice choir
"Cantique", for bass solo, 6 voice mixed choir and organ
"Pater Noster", for a cappella 4 voice choir
"Sieben Geistliche Gesänge", for 4 voice solo and for and 4 voice a cappella mixed choir
"Am Mozart", for 4 voice a cappella choir

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  • Hallelujah - EXTRAIT - Giacomo Meyerbeer, Rheinische Kantorei, Chistophe Lehmann, Hermann Max

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