CANTUS ET MUSICA FREIBURG
MITGLIEDER DES SWR- UND DES PHILHARMONISCHEN ORCHESTERS FREIBURG
The church music tradition of Freiburg during the 18th century is full of wonderful treasures. And Raimund Hug, who is second to none in his knowledge of this repertory, has put together a representative program that allows us to once again experience the musical life of Freiburg’s churches during that time. Many of the works can be heard for the first time once again!
Release date: July 1st 2015
F. A. MAICHELBECK (1702 – 1750) PRÄLUDIUM QUARTI TONI
GLORIA AUS: MISSA SANCTISSIMAE MATRIS SCHOLASTICAE
06 LAUDAMUS TE
08 DOMINE DEUS
09 QUI TOLLIS
10 CUM SANCTO SPIRITU
F. GASS (1715 – 1752) DREI ARIEN FÜR ORGEL
11 ARIA G-DUR
12 ARIA B-DUR
13 ARIA ES-DUR
M. GERBERT (1720 – 1793) DEXTERA DOMINI AUS: OFFERTORIEN
14 DEXTERA DOMINI
15 VOTA MEA
16 IN ATRIIS
P. A. JOHANN (1753 – 1826) REQUIEM ZUM TOD DER KAISERIN MARIA THERESIA
22 AGNUS DEI
J. K. MÜLLER (1743 – 1804) MAGNIFCAT AUS: VESPERAE EX C
25 ET EXULTAVIT
27 GLORIA PATRI
28 SICUT ERAT
C. REINDL (1738 – 1799)
29 LAUDATE DOMINUM
Aufnahme / Recording:
9/2012 – Schwalbennestorgel von Marcussen und Søn im Freiburger Münster
6/2013 – Kirche Mariä Krönung in Oberried
Produzent / Producer: Andreas Meixner
Tonmeister / Recording Producer: Christian Weigl (1 – 4, 11 – 13), Andreas Bertram & Hannes Mutter (5 – 10, 14 – 29)
Schnitt, Mischung / Editing, Mix: Christian Weigl (1 – 4, 11 – 13), Andreas Bertram (5 – 10, 14 – 29)
Cover: Universitätsbibliothek Freiburg i. Br. / Historische Sammlungen, Handschrift 498, fol. 19r
Geissinger, Joseph Felizian:Abschriften von Epitaphien oder Grabschriften des Münsters von Freiburg i. Br., 1787
Satz / Layout: Felix Dreher
Übersetzung / Translation: Herbert Pauls
®+© 2015 SPEKTRAL 15543
Best.-Nr. / Ord. No.: SRL4 – 14135
GTIN (EAN): 4260130381356
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Klemens Schnorr was born in 1949 in Amorbach, Odenwald, and while still a student was already playing the Stumm organ at the local Abbey Church. He is still closely connected to his home church through his work as concert advisor for the Prince of Leiningen and his duties as artistic director of the Abbey concerts. Following organ studies with Franz Lehrndorfer and musicology with Rudolf Bockholdt at the Munich Musikhochschule and University, Schnorr worked as a church musician and organ advisor and instructor at the Würzburg Conservatory and the Musikhochschule in Munich. In 1991, he became a professor at the Freiburg Musikhochschule and held that position until becoming emeritus in 2014. From 1998 until 2012 he was also cathedral organist at the Freiburg Cathedral, and in 2002/3 he was the founding rector of the Hochschule for Catholic Church Music and Music Pedagogy in Regensburg.
Schnorr has won prizes in international organ competitions (in Avila, Bologna, Innsbruck, Nijmwegen as well as the ARD Competition in Munich), and has also been the recipient of the Advancement Award given by the Free State of Bavaria. In 2014, his recording (done in collaboration with Cyril Pallaud) of volume three of Boëllmann’s organ works was awarded with France’s Leon d’or recording prize. He has often represented Germany on the juries of international organ competitions, including those in Bologna, Kaliningrad, Milan, Moscow, Saragossa.
Along with his concert and teaching activities, he is also productive as an arranger and editor, and has published studies on organ music and organ performance (as contributor to Handbuch Orgelmusik, published by Bärenreiter, and the Lexicon der Kirchenmusik, published by Laaber). His arrangement of Handel’s Organ Concerto The Cockoo and the Nightingale was published by Butz-Verlag in Bonn.
Founded in 2006, cantus et musica freiburg is a mixed choir and consists of 25 to 35 singers who come together with a common purpose — that of tackling musical projects that are both challenging and artistically rewarding. Along with performing the standard music literature, they are constantly on the lookout for high-quality works by lesser-known local composers. Other recordings released by SPEKTRAL include Eighteenth-Century Sacred Music from the Herzogenburg Augustinian Monastery in Lower Austria (SRL4-07003), Cathedral Music from Constance (SRL4-09062), and Resurrexi, New Choral Music for Lent and Easter (SRL4-12105).
Raimund Hug was born in 1935 and studied theology in Freiburg and Munich. Upon being ordained as a priest in 1960, he spent several years fulfilling pastoral duties. In 1963, be began studying church music, organ performance, and conducting with Hans Gillesberger, Hans Haselböck, and Hans Swarowsky in Vienna, and graduated in 1967 with distinction in church music and organ performance. He then pursued musicology in Innsbruck, Basel and Mainz, and obtained his PhD.
From 1969 – 2003, Hug was the director of music at the Freiburg Cathedral and led all of the musical ensembles there. In 1970, he founded the Freiburger Domsingschule (Cathedral Choir Academy) which was responsible for giving many children their musical education. In addition, Hug has given many concerts both in Germany and abroad (including the rest of Europe, Russia, Japan, South Africa, South America, and Canada), and has also made many CDs and broadcast recordings.