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Ensemble Violetta : Himmelschöre & Höllenkrach - C  Ref: 21622 ‘Heavenly harmonies and hellish noise’ – Ensemble Violetta and medieval choir project ‘Lilia caeli’ make the super-natural and subterrestrial spheres sing! .

For centuries, the Western world has fantasized about a music of the heavens: In the middle ages, the idea of angels incessantly singing the praise of God was very common. And on the other side, there are the sounds of hell: loud double reeds torture the damned just as much as infernal drums and metallic blows of hammers going down on an anvil.

Finally, here is a very worldly expression of the sounds of heaven and hell: Songs of Marian devotion demonstrate the strong desire to get in touch with heavenly dwellers, and the debaucherous and entertaining music played in the taverns and at parties might even open the gates to hell.

This way, hopeful pilgrim’s songs, wedding melodies and raucous dance tunes with bagpipes and shawms claim their place in a sensuous world where the otherworldly is an elementary constituent of everyday life.

Ensemble Violetta illustrates the sounds and noises of bygone times with dulcimer and harp, bagpipes and reed pipes, whistles and drums. Vocals are provided by the small female choir conducted by Bianca Stücker. Sacred and profane music from the middle ages comes alive with energy and enthusiasm while this group of instrumentalists and singers evokes heaven and hell!

Tracks: 01 A Madre de Jhesu Christo 02 Santa Matia Strela do Dia 03 Trotto 04 Halleluja 05 Da Domine Colere 06 Maria Himmelskönigin 07 Ja Nun Hons Pris 08 Lamento di Tristano – Rotta 09 Avrix mi Galanica 10 Madre de Deus 11 Palästinalied 12 Bogurodzica 13 Florent, Florent 14 Alter Markt- Und Pesttanz 15 Cuncti Simus Concanentes 16 Hinunter ist der Sonnenschein 17 Drumi Dracului
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