Nin-Culmell: Symphonie des Mystères
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Joaquín Nin-Culmell: Symphonie des Mystères

for Organ and Gregorian Chant

Catalogue Number: TOCC0011
EAN: 5060113440112
Release Date: 24 October 2011
Duration: 52:57

Made in the presence of the composer

I. Joyeux (Joyful)
II. Douloureux (Sorrowful)
III. Glorieux (Glorious)

Richard Robertson, organ
St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, choir
Timothy J. Krueger, conductor

Joaquín Nin-Culmell (1908–2004) was a student of Dukas and Falla and his early music reflects his Spanish background. The Symphonie des Mystères (1992–4) for alternating Gregorian chant and organ, is a product of the religious devotion of his old age, the chant sections setting in bold relief the austerely passionate organ commentaries, which have an affinity with Messiaen, as Nin-Culmell’s music traces a dramatic arch charting the birth, crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.

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Track No. Track Title / Details Duration Sample Add to Cart
DOWNLOAD COMPLETE ALBUM 52:57
1-10 Symphonie des Mystères: I. ‘Joyeux’ (‘Joyful’) (1992-94)

Joaquín Nin-Culmell, composer
Richard Robertson, organ
St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, choir
Timothy J. Krueger, conductor

(first recording)
16:22
1 Chant: Ave Maria (‘Hail Mary’) 0:27 play
2 ‘Sérénade’ (the Annunciation) 2:31 play
3 Chant: Benedicta tu inter mulieres (‘Blessed art thou among women’) 0:24 play
4 ‘Dialogue’ (the Visitation) 2:20 play
5 Chant: Puer natus est nobis (‘A child is born to us’) 1:16 play
6 ‘Il est né!’ (‘He is born’) 1:13 play
7 Chant: Lumen ad Revelationem gentium (‘A light to lighten the Gentiles’) 0:22 play
8 ‘Offrande’ (the Presentation) 3:00 play
9 Chant: Fili, quid fecisti nobis sic? (‘Son, why hast Thou done so to us?’) 1:21 play
10 ‘Retrouvailles’ (Finding Jesus in the Temple) 3:28 play
11-20 Symphonie des Mystères: II. ‘Douloureux’ (‘Sorrowful’) (1992-94)

Joaquín Nin-Culmell, composer
Richard Robertson, organ
St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, choir
Timothy J. Krueger, conductor

(first recording)
18:28
11 Chant: Pater, si non potest hic calix transire (‘Father, if this cup may not pass’) 0:33 play
12 ‘Les gouttes de sang’ (‘Drops of Blood’) 3:17 play
13 Chant: Ego te pavi manna per desertum (‘I fed you with manna in the desert’) 0:26 play
14 ‘Les coups’ (‘Scourging’) 2:28 play
15 Chant: Ego dedi tibi sceptrum regale (‘I gave thee a royal sceptre’) 0:27 play
16 ‘La couronne d’épines’ (‘Crown of Thorns’) 3:32 play
17 Chant: Christus factus est pro nobis obediens usque ad mortem (‘Christ for our sake became obedient unto death’) 1:02 play
18 ‘Les blessures’ (‘Wounds’) 2:18 play
19 Chant: Sanctus Immortalis, miserere nobis (‘Holy Immortal, have mercy on us’) 0:30 play
20 ‘Les rivières de sang’ (‘Rivers of Blood’) 3:55 play
21-30 Symphonie des Mystères: III. ‘Glorieux’ (‘Glorious’) (1992-94)

Joaquín Nin-Culmell, composer
Richard Robertson, organ
St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, choir
Timothy J. Krueger, conductor

(first recording)
18:07
21 Chant: Et valde mane una sabbatorum (‘And very early on the first day of the week’) 0:31 play
22 ‘Le lever du soleil’ (‘Sunrise’) 1:42 play
23 Chant: Ascendit Deus in jubilatione (‘God ascends in rejoicing’) 1:31 play
24 ‘Les nuages’ (‘Clouds’) 2:24 play
25 Chant: Factus est repente de coelo sonus (‘Suddenly there came a sound from heaven’) 1:19 play
26 ‘Le vent’ (‘Wind’, the Holy Spirit) 1:47 play
27 Chant: Alleluia. Assumpta est Maria in caelum (‘Alleluia. Mary is taken up into heaven’) 1:42 play
28 ‘La ceinture mystique (Lourdes)’ (‘The Mystical Cincture (Lourdes)’) 1:58 play
29 Chant: Ave, Regina caelorum (‘Welcome, O Queen of Heaven’) 1:37 play
30 ‘La couronne mystique’ (‘The Mystical Crown’) et retour de la Sérénade 3:36 play

Artists

Joaquín Nin-Culmell

Joaquín Nin-Culmell, composer
[credit: UC Berkeley]

Richard Robertson

Richard Robertson, organ

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, St. John’s Cathedral, Denver, Colorado
Tenors: Brock Erickson, David Huskey, Glen Mcgrath, Chris Wolverton
Basses: Jacob Cooper, Joe Francis, Tom Keyse, Tim McCandless, Terry Schlenker

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, choir
[credit: William Swartz, Denver, Colorado USA]

Timothy J. Krueger

Timothy J. Krueger, conductor

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