• The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

    Dacapo 2010

    For Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen (b.1932) simplicity is a rule of life. In his music he has developed this simplicity into an idiom with unexpected antitheses, one that allows provocation to live side by side with purity, cynicism and ecstasy. This CD presents six of his most important choral works, four of which in world première recordings. Ars Nova Copenhagen and their conductor, Paul Hillier, enjoy a longstanding friendship with Gudmundsen-Holmgreen - a unique composer who has made a very special contribution to the international repertoire of choral music.

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  • Heinrich Schütz: Johannes-Passion; Die Sieben Worte

    Dacapo 2009

     Ars Nova Copenhagen and Paul Hillier here present the third recording in a series devoted to the narrative works (Historia) of Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672). The Danish vocal ensemble thus celebrate Denmark's proud connection with this German master who worked at the Danish court for two periods over the course of eleven years. 

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  • Heinrich Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie, Auferstehungshistorie

    Dacapo 2009

    Ars Nova Copenhagen and Paul Hillier here present the second recording in a series devoted to the narrative works (Historia) of Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672). The Danish vocal ensemble thus celebrate Denmark's proud connection with this German master who worked at the Danish court for two periods over the course of eleven years. 

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  • David Lang: The little Match Girl Passion (Grammy winning)

    Harmonia Mundi 2009

    Grammy Winner 2010!! 

    The title piece of this Grammy winning CD was awarded the Pulitzer Price and was recorded by Paul Hillier's Theatre of Voices. The remaining 4 pieces were recorded by Ars Nova  – including 'For Love is Strong' which was written especailly for Ars Nova and the recording.

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  • Heinrich Schütz: Lukas-Passion

    Dacapo 2009

    Ars Nova Copenhagen and Paul Hillier here presents the first CD of four in a planned recroding of the complete narrative works by Heinrich Schütz' (1585-1672). The planned recordings are Johannes-Passion, Mathæus-Passion, Christmas Oratorio, The seven last Words and the Resurrection History.

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  • Taverner & Tudor Music II

    Gloria tibi Trinitas Ars Nova Records 2008

    This second cd of English Tudor music focuses on John Taverners mass Gloria Tibi Trinitas, one of the true masterpieces of Tudor church music. The mass is surrounded (and interrupted) by pieces by a.o. White, Byrd og Tallis - not to forget the brilliant Magnificat Regale by Fayrfax.

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  • Svend Nielsen: Butterfly Valley

    Dacapo 2007

    Svend Nielsen (b. 1937) is an important voice in Danish music. This CD presents his most important vocal work, Sommerfugledalen (Butterfly Valley), a setting of the famous sonet cycle by Inger Christensen. This is truely poetic chamber music and an emotional tour de force – a master piece in Danish contemporary music.

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  • Taverner & Tudor Music I

    The Western Wind Ars Nova Records 2006

    This is the first of two CDs focusing on a mass by John Taverner – in this case his famous Western Wind Mass which unfolds in a series of brilliant variations on a popular folk song of his time. The mass is surrounded by an attractive selection of pieces by other composers from the Tudor period.

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  • Terry Riley: In C

    Ars Nova Records 2006

    Terry Riley's masterpiece In C – the piece with which American Minimalism established itself in the history of music – is here, for the first time, to be heard in a version for only voices and mallet instruments.

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  • Per Nørgård: Mythic Morning

    Works for Choir II Dacapo 2005

    The choral works of Per Nørgård (b. 1932) form a constant strand through the composer's oevre and demonstrate the full spectrum of his art: From Nordic sounds, echoing Sibelius and Holmboe, to avant-garde and post-modernism – always coloured by his preocupation with the organic, the multilayered, and the drama of interference. This SACD is an encounter with the sound of Nørgård's most recent choral music as well as the already classic Wie ein Kind on new terms with Scandinavia's leading vocal ensemble.

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