The Jitro Czech Girls Choir, under the leadership of conductor and music director Jirí Skopal, presents yet another vivid exploration of the depths of traditional Czechoslovakian music on their fourth release with Navona, JITRO IN HEAVEN. The tone for the album is set by Liturgical Chants, five pieces which express the spiritual and musical code of European culture. These pieces are composed by Petr Eben, an icon of 20th-century Czech music. The emotional depth of the chants is also expressed in three parts of the cycle Four Choruses on Latin Texts. Written in 1973 for children's or girls' voices, the work is based on anonymous medieval texts. Catonis Moralia is also derived from Latin texts, this time from the 3rd Century; their translation by Czech philosopher, pedagogue, and theologian Johann Amos Comenius is used as the basis for combining the style of Baroque dance suites with instrumentally conceived choral polyphony. The poetry of Vítezslav Nezval, hovering at the boundary of the worlds of childhood and maturity, is mirrored in the imitative cycle Ten Poetic Duets, one of which, "Scorrendo Tranquillamente," highlights the pristine vocals of soloist Barbora Novotna. The album concludes with About Swallows and Girls, a miniature analogy of Bach's Art of the Fugue. Here, Eben has offered a wealth of variations of vocal arrangements of Bohemian, Moravian, and Silesian folk songs while retaining their folkloristic flavor. Eben's artistic vision never loses respect for his sources, or for their simplicity and humanism. The voices of the young girls in the Jitro Czech Girls Choir declaiming and proclaiming the ancient Latin words usually sung by adults or, when offered by young singers invariably by boys, lends JITRO IN HEAVEN an interestingly modern slant. That more contemporary take on these timeless texts serves to create a dynamic musical offering that fully captures the bright, gleaming performances of this remarkable group.
The Jitro Czech Girls Choir, under the leadership of conductor and music director Jirí Skopal, presents yet another vivid exploration of the depths of traditional Czechoslovakian music on their fourth release with Navona, JITRO IN HEAVEN. The tone for the album is set by Liturgical Chants, five pieces which express the spiritual and musical code of European culture. These pieces are composed by Petr Eben, an icon of 20th-century Czech music. The emotional depth of the chants is also expressed in three parts of the cycle Four Choruses on Latin Texts. Written in 1973 for children's or girls' voices, the work is based on anonymous medieval texts. Catonis Moralia is also derived from Latin texts, this time from the 3rd Century; their translation by Czech philosopher, pedagogue, and theologian Johann Amos Comenius is used as the basis for combining the style of Baroque dance suites with instrumentally conceived choral polyphony. The poetry of Vítezslav Nezval, hovering at the boundary of the worlds of childhood and maturity, is mirrored in the imitative cycle Ten Poetic Duets, one of which, "Scorrendo Tranquillamente," highlights the pristine vocals of soloist Barbora Novotna. The album concludes with About Swallows and Girls, a miniature analogy of Bach's Art of the Fugue. Here, Eben has offered a wealth of variations of vocal arrangements of Bohemian, Moravian, and Silesian folk songs while retaining their folkloristic flavor. Eben's artistic vision never loses respect for his sources, or for their simplicity and humanism. The voices of the young girls in the Jitro Czech Girls Choir declaiming and proclaiming the ancient Latin words usually sung by adults or, when offered by young singers invariably by boys, lends JITRO IN HEAVEN an interestingly modern slant. That more contemporary take on these timeless texts serves to create a dynamic musical offering that fully captures the bright, gleaming performances of this remarkable group.
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Label: NAVONA
Rel. Date: 05/10/2019
UPC: 896931005289

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1. Liturgical Chants: No. 1, Introitus
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2. Liturgical Chants: No. 2, Graduale
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3. Liturgical Chants: No. 3, Evangelium
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4. Liturgical Chants: No. 4, Offertorium
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5. Liturgical Chants: No. 5, Communio
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6. 4 Choruses On Latin Texts (Excerpts): No. 1, Mater Cantans Filio
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7. 4 Choruses On Latin Texts (Excerpts): No. 2, De Angelis
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8. 4 Choruses On Latin Texts (Excerpts): No. 3, De Spiritu Sancto
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9. Catonis Moralia: I. Preludio
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10. Catonis Moralia: II. Allemande
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11. Catonis Moralia: III. Courante
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12. Catonis Moralia: IV. Sarabande
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13. Catonis Moralia: V. Air
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14. Catonis Moralia: VI. Gigue
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15. 10 Poetic Duets: No. 1, Allegretto
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16. 10 Poetic Duets: No. 2, Allegro Moderato-Ondeggiando
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17. 10 Poetic Duets: No. 3, Allegretto Maestoso
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18. 10 Poetic Duets: No. 4, Allegretto
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19. 10 Poetic Duets: No. 5, Molto Agitato
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20. 10 Poetic Duets: No. 6, Allegra Moderato
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21. 10 Poetic Duets: No. 7, Impetuoso
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22. 10 Poetic Duets: No. 8, Sorrendo Tranquillamente
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23. 10 Poetic Duets: No. 9, Moderato
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24. 10 Poetic Duets: No. 10, Semplice - Calmo
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25. O Vlaštovkách A Dívkách: No. 1, Dívča, Dívča, Laštovička
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26. O Vlaštovkách A Dívkách: No. 2, Či´s Něbyl Doma
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27. O Vlaštovkách A Dívkách: No. 3, Svítání
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28. O Vlaštovkách A Dívkách: No. 4, Jaskuvečka Lítá
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29. O Vlaštovkách A Dívkách: No. 5, Ta Naša Lavečka
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30. O Vlaštovkách A Dívkách: No. 6, Laštovička, Malý Ftáček
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31. O Vlaštovkách A Dívkách: No. 7, Kukačka Kuká
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32. O Vlaštovkách A Dívkách: No. 8, Ach, Laštověnka
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The Jitro Czech Girls Choir, under the leadership of conductor and music director Jirí Skopal, presents yet another vivid exploration of the depths of traditional Czechoslovakian music on their fourth release with Navona, JITRO IN HEAVEN. The tone for the album is set by Liturgical Chants, five pieces which express the spiritual and musical code of European culture. These pieces are composed by Petr Eben, an icon of 20th-century Czech music. The emotional depth of the chants is also expressed in three parts of the cycle Four Choruses on Latin Texts. Written in 1973 for children's or girls' voices, the work is based on anonymous medieval texts. Catonis Moralia is also derived from Latin texts, this time from the 3rd Century; their translation by Czech philosopher, pedagogue, and theologian Johann Amos Comenius is used as the basis for combining the style of Baroque dance suites with instrumentally conceived choral polyphony. The poetry of Vítezslav Nezval, hovering at the boundary of the worlds of childhood and maturity, is mirrored in the imitative cycle Ten Poetic Duets, one of which, "Scorrendo Tranquillamente," highlights the pristine vocals of soloist Barbora Novotna. The album concludes with About Swallows and Girls, a miniature analogy of Bach's Art of the Fugue. Here, Eben has offered a wealth of variations of vocal arrangements of Bohemian, Moravian, and Silesian folk songs while retaining their folkloristic flavor. Eben's artistic vision never loses respect for his sources, or for their simplicity and humanism. The voices of the young girls in the Jitro Czech Girls Choir declaiming and proclaiming the ancient Latin words usually sung by adults or, when offered by young singers invariably by boys, lends JITRO IN HEAVEN an interestingly modern slant. That more contemporary take on these timeless texts serves to create a dynamic musical offering that fully captures the bright, gleaming performances of this remarkable group.