Sacré et profaneThe Swedish Chamber Choir
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