Bonifazio Graziani: Vespro della Beata Vergine la festa musicale, Collegium Vocale Hannover & Florian Lohmann
- Bonifazio Graziani (1604 - 1664):
- 1Psalm: Dixit Dominus05:54
- 2Antiphon: Salve Regina07:29
- 3Psalm: Laudate Pueri Dominum11:28
- 4Psalm: Lætatus sum10:47
- 5Psalm: Nisi Dominus08:02
- 6Hymnus: Ave Maris Stella06:38
- 7Sonata Decimaterza à 1003:32
Info for Bonifazio Graziani: Vespro della Beata Vergine
The „Vespro della Beata Vergine“ by Bonifazio Graziani opens a rich world of vocal music. In the whole 17th century, you'll hardly find another composer like Graziani who was able to use all the variety from soloistic passages to the full richness of double choir sound. During the reign of the Welf Duke John Frederick, there was an intense exchange between Hanover and Rome. One result of this are the „Psalmi vespertini binis choris“ by Graziani. They are dedicated to John Frederick, a selection of them have been reassembled to the present Vesper. An impressive world premiere recording.
Veronika Winter, soprano
Hanna Zumsande, soprano
Johannes Euler, counter-tenor
Mirko Ludwig, tenor
Ralf Grobe, bass
la festa musicale
Collegium Vocale Hannover
Florian Lohmann, direction
Collegium Vocale Hannover
led since 2010 by Florian Lohmann, doesn’t have the sole objective of reproducing music with exactitude: it also aims to perform it with style, content and expression.
The members of the choir have a solid musical and vocal training; each and every one of them provides the choir with their knowledge and commitment ad honorem, but meets the requirements of a high professional level. It was in such a way that the choir achieved a second position, with “outstanding results”, and several prizes in the 2013 State Choral Contest of Lower Saxony (Niedersächsischer Chorwettbewerb); among others, the best performance of a Contemporary Work. In 2017 State Choral Contest, Collegium Vocale even achieved first position and qualified for the 2018 German Choral Contest (Deutscher Chorwettbewerb) where the choir performed with “outstanding results” and was awarded a 2nd prize.
In Collegium Vocale’s wide repertoire, antique sacred music and modern a capella music are emphasised. In addition, the ensemble, searching always for new experiences for the audience, commissions contemporary works and taps on the oratorio genre, in collaboration with first-rate soloist and instrumentalists specialised in old music.
The choir’s fame has also become noticeable in recent invitations to important festivals and projects made in collaboration with the North German Radio (NDR). In November 2015, Collegium Vocale’s first record De Angelis, produced by Rondeau Productions, was distributed globally. In January 2016, they were nominated to the German Record Critics’ Award (Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik).