Sacré et profane

The Swedish Chamber Choir
Simon Phipps

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QUATRE MOTETS POUR LE TEMPS DE NOËL
O magnum mysterium
Quem vidistis pastores dicite
Videntes stellam
Hodie Christus natus est
Salve Regina
QUATRE MOTETS POUR UN TEMPS DE PÉNITENCE
Timor et tremor
Vinea mea electa
Tenebrae factae sunt
Tristis est anima mea
Exultate Deo
Sept chansons: La blanche neige (Guillaume Apollinaire)
Sept chansons: À peine défigurée (Paul Éluard)
Sept chansons: Par une nuit nouvelle (Paul Éluard)
Sept chansons: Tous les droits (Paul Éluard)
Sept chansons: Belle et ressemblante (Paul Éluard)
Sept chansons: Marie (Guillaume Apollinaire)
Sept chansons: Luire (Paul Éluard)
Un soir de neige: De grandes cuillers de neige (Paul Éluard)
Un soir de neige: La bonne neige (Paul Éluard)
Un soir de neige: Bois meurtri (Paul Éluard)
Un soir de neige: La nuit le froid la solitude (Paul Éluard)
Chansons françaises: Margoton va t'a l'iau
Chansons françaises: La belle se sied au pied de la tour
Chansons françaises: Pilons l'orge
Chansons françaises: C'est la petit' fill' du prince
Chansons françaises: Ah! mon beau laboureur
Chansons françaises: Les tisserands

Sacré et Profane consists of choir music by Francis Poulenc (1899–1963), with lyrics by great French poets such as Paul Eluard and Guillaume Apollinaire. Poulenc is perhaps primarily regarded as a composer of vocal works: solo songs, choir music, oratories and operas, music that he set to lyrics of a high literary quality. Simon Phipps Vocal Ensemble (renamed asThe Swedish Chamber Choir) has also made a recording of music by Benjamin Britten (FRCD 006) and a CD with works by Johannes Brahms. These three records reflect the composers’ interpretations of both sacred and secular lyrics. Thus their common designation “sacred and secular”.

Recorded in Vasakyrkan, Göteborg, 26–27 February and 12–13 March 2005
Recording, editing and mastering: Per Sjösten, Sound Processing AB www.sound.se
Produced by Martin Andersson and Per Sjösten

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