Hofer: Psalms for Salzburg Cathedral / Melchiori, Capella Spirensis, L'arpa Festante

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The composer Andreas Hofer (1628/29-1684) is probably hardly known even by music connoisseurs! Yet he was Cathedral and Court Kapellmeister in Salzburg at a time when the prince-archbishopric was considered one of the most important centers of Western music. Hofer was in charge of all the music of the prince-archbishopric, both in the great Baroque cathedral and at court, and he brought the most accomplished musicians to Salzburg: among them none other than Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber as Vice-Kapellmeister and Georg Muffat as cathedral organist! This program presents seven psalm concertos by Hofer for one or two solo voices, strings and basso continuo. They are composed in the style of Monteverdi's seconda prattica, virtuosic and bursting with melodic ideas. In contrast, the collection of Psalmi brevi and his Missa Valete, for five voices and strings, show Hofer's great skill in vocal polyphony. Performers are the vocal ensemble Capella Spirensis of the Dommusik Speyer and the orchestra L'arpa festante conducted by the Domkapellmeister Markus Melchiori.


Product Description:


  • Release Date: April 01, 2022


  • Catalog Number: CHR77461


  • UPC: 4010072774613


  • Label: Christophorus


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Composer: Andreas Hofer


  • Conductor: Markus Melchiori


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Spirensis



Works:


  1. Cum iucunditate cantemus

    Composer: Andreas Hofer

    Ensemble: Capella Spirensis, L'arpa festante

    Conductor: Markus Melchiori


  2. Lauda Jerusalem Dominu

    Composer: Andreas Hofer

    Ensemble: Capella Spirensis, L'arpa festante

    Conductor: Markus Melchiori


  3. Psalmi brevi

    Composer: Andreas Hofer

    Ensemble: Capella Spirensis, L'arpa festante

    Conductor: Markus Melchiori


  4. Confitebor tibi Domine, "Psalm 110"

    Composer: Andreas Hofer

    Ensemble: Capella Spirensis, L'arpa festante

    Conductor: Markus Melchiori


  5. Laudate Dominum, "Psalm 117"

    Composer: Andreas Hofer

    Ensemble: Capella Spirensis, L'arpa festante

    Conductor: Markus Melchiori


  6. Laudate pueri Dominum, "Psalm 112"

    Composer: Andreas Hofer

    Ensemble: Capella Spirensis, L'arpa festante

    Conductor: Markus Melchiori


  7. Missa Valete

    Composer: Andreas Hofer

    Ensemble: Capella Spirensis, L'arpa festante

    Conductor: Markus Melchiori


  8. Beatus vir, "Psalm 112"

    Composer: Andreas Hofer

    Ensemble: Capella Spirensis, L'arpa festante

    Conductor: Markus Melchiori


  9. Missa Valete

    Composer: Andreas Hofer

    Ensemble: Capella Spirensis, L'arpa festante

    Conductor: Markus Melchiori


  10. Laudate pueri Dominum, "Psalm 112"

    Composer: Andreas Hofer

    Ensemble: Capella Spirensis, L'arpa festante

    Conductor: Markus Melchiori


  11. Missa Valete

    Composer: Andreas Hofer

    Ensemble: Capella Spirensis, L'arpa festante

    Conductor: Markus Melchiori