Giaches de Wert (1535-1596) & Wolfgang Rihm (b. 1952)

  1. 1) Rihm: Tristis est anima mea

    2.47

  2. 2) de Wert: Vox in Rama

    3.48

  3. 3) Rihm: Ecce vidimus

    4.15

  4. 4) Rihm: Velum templi scissum est

    3.50

  5. 5) de Wert: Amen amen dico vobis

    5.53

  6. 6) Rihm: Tenebrae factae sunt

    5.17

  7. 7) Rihm: Caligaverunt oculi mei

    4.55

  8. 8) de Wert: Peccavi super numerum

    7.44

  9. 9) Rihm: Recessit pastor noster

    3.00

  10. 10) de Wert: Adesto dolori mei

    3.36

  11. 11) Rihm: Aestimatus sum

    5.34

  12. 12) de Wert: Quiescat vox tua

    6.46

CD information

CHROMATIC JOURNEY OF ASTONISHING BEAUTY

Cappella Amsterdam and its artistic leader Daniel Reuss make their PENTATONE debut with In Umbra Mortis. The album brings together Wolfgang Rihm’s contemporary Sieben Passions-Stücke and Passion-related motets by the Flemish 16th-century polyphonist Giaches de Wert, revealing unexpected kinship between two composers four centuries apart. By entwining the old and new, the listener is invited on a chromatic journey of astonishing beauty.

Since its foundation in 1970, Cappella Amsterdam has shown an exceptional mastery of contemporary and early vocal music, with acclaimed excurses to Romantic repertoire as well. Daniel Reuss has been Artistic Leader of Cappella Amsterdam for over three decades now, and has worked with several renowned choirs and ensembles.

Released physically on standard CD.