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The Litanies of St. Francis Xavier

Explore some of this exquisite choral music on this generous 2-CD set featuring the Schola Cantorum: the Litaniae Xaverianae, five psalms, the Magnificat in D, the Alma Redemptoris Mater composed by Jan Dismas Zelenka.

Of Zelenka's liturgical works, one 19th century commentator wrote: "Everything is combined here to make the master equal to the greatest contemporaries and to seriously challenge us to his revival." Explore some of this exquisite choral music on this generous 2 CD set featuring the Schola Cantorum and the Schola Cantorum Baroque Players: the Litaniae Xaverianae, five psalms, the Magnificat in D, the Alma Redemptoris Mater and much more.

A must for early choral music enthusiasts!

Artists

Schola Cantorum of Melbourne

Schola Cantorum of Melbourne has established a reputation for presenting sacred music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque together with Gregorian chant in historical and innovative contexts.

Gary Ekkel

Gary Ekkel is a leading Australian interpreter of choral and Early Music.


Press quotes

“Overall, these Australian artists carry off this ambitious project well. The choir is disciplined ... all the soloists have attractive voices and sing in historically informed style ... the period instrument orchestra is quite polished.” ★★★

— Christopher Price, Goldberg Magazine

“Jan Dismas Zelenka is an extraordinary composer, extremely passionate, and well worth listening to - as witness this Australia recording on the Move label ... We're in the company here of some wonderful Australian singers and ... Baroque performers as well ... I think you'll be having a nice time listening to this ...”

— Charles Southwood, ABC Classic FM

“This very praiseworthy Australian recording, beautifully recorded and packaged, is deserving of the attention of all lovers of fine baroque church music.”

— Bill Hoffmann, Canberra Times

“Historical instruments give added depth ... inspiration for modern day singers.”

— Chris Copas, The Star

“this performance makes a good impact: the soloists are fine and the organ does not dominate though it is used to give strength at the beginning”

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— David Nelson, JDZelenka.net

Audio previews

Track Listing

  1. Organ prelude in the style of Zelenka Jan Dismas Zelenka
  2. Deus in adjutorium Chant Jan Dismas Zelenka
  3. Antiphon: Domine quinque talenta (i) Psalm 100 Jan Dismas Zelenka
  4. Dixit Dominus, ZWV66 Jan Dismas Zelenka

  5. Dixit Dominus
  6. Virgam virtutis
  7. Judicabit
  8. De torrente
  9. Sicut erat
  10. Antiphon: Domine quinque talenta (ii) Psalm 100 Jan Dismas Zelenka
  11. Antiphon: Euge serve bone (i) Psalm 111 Jan Dismas Zelenka
  12. Confitebor, ZWV73 Jan Dismas Zelenka
  13. Antiphon Euge serve bone (ii) Psalm 111 Jan Dismas Zelenka
  14. Antiphon: Fidelis servus et prudens Psalm 112 Jan Dismas Zelenka
  15. Beatus vir, ZWV75 Jan Dismas Zelenka

  16. Beatus vir
  17. Peccator
  18. Gloria Patri
  19. Amen
  20. Organ fugue in the style of Zelenka Jan Dismas Zelenka
  21. Antiphon Beatus ille servus (i) Psalm 113 Jan Dismas Zelenka
  22. Laudate pueri, ZWV82 Jan Dismas Zelenka
  23. Antiphon: Beatus ille servus (ii) Psalm 113 Jan Dismas Zelenka
  24. Antiphon: Serve bone et fidelis (i) Psalm 117 Jan Dismas Zelenka
  25. Laudate Dominum, ZWV87 Jan Dismas Zelenka
  26. Antiphon: Serve bone et fidelis (ii) Psalm 117 Jan Dismas Zelenka
  27. Chapter Beatus vir Chant Jan Dismas Zelenka
  28. Hymn Iste Confessor Jan Dismas Zelenka
  29. Versicle Amavit eum Chant Jan Dismas Zelenka
  30. Antiphon: Hic vir, despiciens mundum (i) Jan Dismas Zelenka
  31. Magnificat in D, ZWV108 Jan Dismas Zelenka

  32. Magnificat
  33. Suscepit Israel
  34. Amen
  35. Antiphon: Hic vir, despiciens mundum (ii) Jan Dismas Zelenka
  36. Collect Deus qui Indiarum Chant Jan Dismas Zelenka
  37. Benedicamus Domino Jan Dismas Zelenka
  38. Fidelium animae Jan Dismas Zelenka
  39. Litaniae Xaverianae, ZWV155 Jan Dismas Zelenka

  40. Kyrie eleison
  41. Sancte Francisce
  42. Firmamentum Orientis Ecclesiae
  43. Fidelis imitator
  44. Salus aegrotantum
  45. Fugator daemonum
  46. Gloria Societatis Jesu
  47. Pauperrime Xaveri
  48. Sancte Francisce Xaveri
  49. In quo uno omnium Sanctorum
  50. Agnus Dei (i)
  51. Agnus Dei (ii)
  52. Christe audi nos: Kyrie
  53. Alma redemptoris Mater, ZWV124 Jan Dismas Zelenka
  54. Marian prayer Angelus Domini Chant Jan Dismas Zelenka
  55. Divinum auxilium Chant Jan Dismas Zelenka

Performers

Composer


Where to buy

The Litanies of St. Francis Xavier can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Release date
2000
Copyright
© 2000 Schola Cantorum of Melbourne
Phonogram
℗ 2000 Move Records
Categories
Choral, Early music
Catalogue number
MCD 156
Alternate catalogue number
MCD156
Barcode
EAN 9314574015621