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Franz Xaver Gruber – Christmas music

„STILLE NACHT! HEILIGE NACHT!“

[01] Bells / SALZBURG, Cathedral
[02] Stille Nacht** –  accompanied on the guitar played by Josef Mohr in 1818
[3-9] German Mass* in D major for 3 solo voices, 3-part choir, 2 horns, organ
[10] Stille Nacht – original text – Joseph Mohr (1816, Mariapfarr)
[11] StilleNacht – Halleinversion/verses1-3/ Gruberautograph IV
[12] Stille Nacht – Horn version/verses 4-6/ Gruber autograph V
[13] Heiligste Nacht – Christmas song / choir, orchestra, organ / GWV 170
[14] Zur Mutter Gottes* – hymn to the Virgin Mary / soprano, alto, organ
[15] Engel Gottes künden – FRANZ XAVER MOZART
[16] Cantabile* – organ solo – FRANZ XAVER GRUBER jr.
[17] Prayer* – (1813) JOSEPH MOHR
[18] Zum Heiligen Segen* – organ prelude, chorus, cello
[19] Stille Nacht* – choir / verses 1- 6 -2 / Salzburg version
[20] Bells – LAIMACH-ZILLERTAL, chapel

*World premiere recording
**First ever recording featuring the original guitar/ 2019 remastered version

Julia Arsentjeva, Siglinde Damisch, soprano · Magdalena Rüker, Ingrid Mayr, mezzo-soprano · Michael Roider, tenor · Josef Habringer, baritone · Hartmut Müller, bass · Alexander Fussek, speaker · Franz Voggenberger, guitar · Matthias Michael Beckmann, cello · Josef Mayr, Dieter Binniker, horn · Michael M. Kofler, flute · Virgil Steindlmüller OSB, Alexander Steinbacher, Robert Kuppelwieser, organ · Salzburg Mozart Quartet · Salzburg Cathedral Youth Choir · Salzburger Mozartspieler · Sbg. Rundfunk – Mozarteum-Chor.

Album Review

The CD includes pieces composed by Gruber for the Christmas period and the first-ever recording of the 6-verse version: the original 1818 Oberndorf version (Mohr autograph) for two male voices and two-part choir, accompanied on the guitar played by Josef Mohr on that Christmas Eve.
- Mozartiana Classics, Salzburg