Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben, Rainer Johannes Homburg, Kay Johannsen – Machet die Tore weit: Chor- und Orgelmusik zu Advent und Weihnachten (2011) MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben, Rainer Johannes Homburg, Kay Johannsen – Machet die Tore weit: Chor- und Orgelmusik zu Advent und Weihnachten (2011)
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,71 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,14 GB | Full Artwork: 130 MB | 3% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG “Scene” # 902 1725-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2011
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Style: Renaissance-Contemporary, Vocal

In 1900 the Stuttgart Hymnus Boys’ choir (German: Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben) was initiated by the Swabian entrepreneur Paul von Lechler.

His models were the Thomanerchor Leipzig and the Dresdner Kreuzchor. After the re-foundation in 1946 and under the leadership of Professor Gerhard Wilhelm, who conducted the choir until 1987, the Hymnus Boys’ Choir soon reached an artistic level, that was recognized far beyond the country borders. Then Eckhard Weyand was in charge until 1992. From 1992 until 2010 the choir was led and conducted by church music director Hanns-Friedrich Kunz, who retired in March 2010. Since then the choir has been led by Rainer Johannes Homburg. Even though churches and concert halls in Baden-Württemberg are the centre of their public appearances, the choir was on successful concert tours through Germany and Europe.

The Stuttgart Hymnus Boys’ Choir has a broad repertoire of spiritual vocal music, especially music by Johann Sebastian Bach and other baroque composers. Parallel to the concerts the musical-liturgical arrangements of masses have a special meaning.

About 170 boys and 30 young men come together to rehearse in Stuttgart weekly, because the choir does not have a boarding school. The singers live with their parents and go to school in their hometowns.

The boys start to learn reading easy notes and dealing with musical basics at an age of seven or eight years. Later, usually after three years, the boys are introduced to the literature of the concert choir and start to fully participate in concerts. After the voice has changed, the boys can sing in the men’s choir as tenors or basses. Skilled voice artists and teachers support both boys and men in single voice lessons. wikipedia


1 Hammerschmidt, Andreas – Machet die Tore weit 1:56
2 Praetorius, Michael – Der Morgenstern ist aufgedrungen 2:40
3 Schmidt, Walter – Zu Beth´lem überm Stall 2:27
4 Praetorius, Michael – Den die Hirten lobeten sehre 5:51
5 Schütz, Heinrich – Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre 4:07
6 Clanché, Jean – Wunderbare Freude 5:00
7 Wilcocks, David – Herbei o ihr Gläubigen 4:26
8 Brahms, Johannes – O Heiland, reiß die Himmel auf 4:29
9 Eccard, Johann – Nun kommt der Heiden Heiland 2:56
10 Wilcocks, David – O komm, o komm Immanuel 4:09
11 Praetorius, Michael – Es ist ein Ros entsprungen 4:20
12 Reda, Siegfried – Magnificat peregrini toni 4:44
13 Eccard, Johann – Übers Gebirg Maria ging 2:55
14 Riedel, Carl – Kommet, ihr Hirten 1:31
15 Becker, Albert – Fürchtet euch nicht 2:53
16 Schütz, Heinrich – Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt 2:30
17 Bach, Johann Sebastian – Fürchte dich nicht 8:44



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