Magnificat – Nidarosdomens jentekor & TrondheimSolistene (2014) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Сomposer: Kim André Arnesen (b.1980), Aaron Jay Kernis (b.1960), Ola Gjeilo (b.1978)
Artist: Nidarosdomens jentekor & TrondheimSolistene
Title: Magnificat
Genre: Classical, Choral
Label: © 2L, Lindberg Lyd
Release date: October 2014
Recording date: 2013-2014
Location: Nidaros Cathedral, Norway
Original source: DXD (352.8kHz/24bit)
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Length: 01:07:58
Vidieo: MPEG-4 AVC 950 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 192 kHz / 11531 / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#2: Auro-3D 9.1 / 96 kHz / 6654 kbps / 24-bit
Audio#3: LPCM 2.0 / 192 kHz / 9216 kbps / 24-bit
Size: 19.84 GB

The MAGNIFICAT is the Virgin Mary’s song of praise to God after one of the Bible’s greatest wonders: the angel Gabriel visiting her with the message that she is to be the mother of God’s son. In his setting composer Kim André Arnesen expresses the feelings Mary must have felt: wonder, devotion, gratitude, joy, humility, hope and compassion. God’s selection of an unknown woman living in poverty to be the mother of His son is a bottom-up view of the world if ever there was one – and Arnesen sees the Magnificat as offering support and hope for all people struggling against adversity or in need of strength. MUSICA CELESTIS portrays the ceaseless praising of God by angels in heaven. Aaron Jay Kernis builds his work around a fairly simple melody which he remoulds in a series of variations. The intensely beautiful and mostly barren Hardangervidda mountain plateau inspired Ola Gjeilo to write TUNDRA, while his SONG OF THE UNIVERSAL expresses unabashed optimism, exuberance and poet Walt Whitman’s unwavering confidence in our deeper humanity – all through the prism of a big, warm, beating heart.
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