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Maulbronn Chamber Choir
The Night shines as the Day
Die Nacht leuchtet wie der Tag
Conductor: Jürgen Budday

A Choral Concert with works by
Jacobus Handl-Gallus, Leonhard Lechner, Jan Pieterszon Sweelinck,
Moritz Hauptmann, Felix Mendelssohn, Otto Nicolai, Johannes Brahms,
Knut Nysted, Sven David Sandström,Wolfram Buchenberg & Eric Whitacre

A concert recording from the church of the German
UNESCO World Heritage Site Maulbronn Monastery, July 2010.

A concert recorded, released & created by Andreas Otto Grimminger
& Josef-Stefan Kindler in cooperation with Jürgen Budday.
Sound & Recording Engineer: Andreas Otto Grimminger.
Mastering: Andreas Otto Grimminger & Josef-Stefan Kindler.
Photography: Josef-Stefan Kindler.
Artwork & Coverdesign: Josef-Stefan Kindler.

CD Audio, DDD, Duration: c. 64 minutes,
KuK 100, ISBN 978-3-942801-00-3, EAN 42 6000591 073 5
Copyright by K&K Verlagsanstalt anno 2010


The Maulbronn Chamber Choir (Maulbronner Kammerchor) was founded in 1983 and counts today as one of the renowned chamber choirs in Europe.
Awards like the first places at the Baden-Württemberg Choir Competitions in 1989 and 1997, the second place at the German Choir Competition in 1990, the first prize at the German Choir Competition in 1998 and the second place at the International Chamber Choir Competition in Marktoberdorf 2008 show the extraordinary musical calibre of this ensemble.

The Chamber Choir has managed to make quite a name for itself on the international scene, too. It was received enthusiastically by audiences and reviewers alike during its debut tour through the USA in 1983, with concerts in New York, Indianapolis and elsewhere. Its concert tours in many European countries, in Israel and Argentina as well as in South Africa and Namibia have also met with a similar response.

Jürgen Budday (Conductor)

Jürgen Budday is artistic director and founder of the Maulbronn Chamber Choir. He studied church music and musicology at the Academy of Music in Stuttgart from 1967 to 1974 and, since 1979, he has taught at the Evangelical Seminar in Maulbronn. This also involved his taking over as artistic director of the Maulbronn Monastery Concerts and the cantor choir. In 1992, he was named Director of Studies, in 1995 came the appointment as Director of Church Music and in 1998 he was awarded the "Bundesverdienstkreuz" (German Cross of Merit) as well as the Bruno-Frey Prize from the State Academy in Ochsenhausen for his work in music education. At the Prague International Choir Festival, Jürgen Budday received an award as best director and, since 2002, he has also held the chair of the Choral Committee with the German Music Council. Jürgen Budday has started a cycle of Handel oratorios that is planned to span several years, which involves working with soloists like Emma Kirkby, Michael Chance, Nancy Argenta and Mark Le Brocq (to name but a few). The live recordings of these performances, that have received the highest praise from reviewers, has won him international recognition. Till these days 10 oratorios by G.F.Handel are documented on discs.
"No conductor and no choir have so consistently recorded so many Handel oratorios as Jürgen Budday and his Maulbronn Chamber Choir." (Dr. Karl Georg Berg, Handel Memoranda Halle 2008)

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Creations & Tracklist

Leonhard Lechner
1. Nun schein, du Glanz der Herrlichkeit
für 5stimmigen Chor

Jan P. Sweelinck
Der 150. Psalm
für 8stimmigen Chor
2. Part I
3. Part II
4. Part III

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Sechs Sprüche op. 79
Six Anthems for Double Chorus Op.79
5. I.: Advent: Lasset uns frohlocken / Advent: Let our hearts be joyful
6. II.: Weihnachten: Frohlocket ihr Völker auf Erden / Christmas: Rejoice, O ye peoples
7. III.: Neujahr: Herr Gott, du bist unsre Zuflucht / New Year's Day: O Lord, hast been our refuge
8. IV.: Passion: Herr, gedenke nicht unsrer Übeltaten / Lent: Lord, take no remembrance of our misdoings
9. V.: Karfreitag: Um unsrer Sünden willen / Good Friday: Because of our transgressions
10. VI.: Himmelfahrt: Erhaben, o Herr, über alles Lob / Ascension: Exalted, O Lord, over all our praise

Moritz Hauptmann
11. Wer unter dem Schirm des Höchsten sitzet
für Soli und 6stimmigen Chor

Sven David Sandström
12. O Lord you have searched me (Ps. 139)
für 6-12stimmigen Chor

Knut Nysted
13. The Meaning of Love
für 8stimmigen Chor

Wolfram Buchenberg
14. Vidi calumnias et lacrimas
für 6stimmigen Chor

Eric Whitacr
15. Sleep
für 4-8stimmigen Chor

Otto Nicolai
16. Pater noster, op. 33
für zwei 4stimmige Chöre

Jacobus Handl-Gallus
17. Musica noster amor

Johannes Brahms
18. Guten Abend, gut Nacht Op. 49, 4

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The concerts in the UNESCO World Heritage Maulbronn Monastery, supply the ideal conditions for our aspirations. It is, above all, the atmosphere of the romantic, candle-lit arches, the magic of the monastery in its unadulterated sublime presence and tranquillity that impresses itself upon the performers and audience of these concerts. Renowned soloists and ensembles from the international arena repeatedly welcome the opportunity to appear here - enjoying the unparalleled acoustic and architectural beauty of this World Heritage Site, providing exquisite performances of secular and sacred music, documented by us in our Maulbronn Monastery Edition.

Andreas Otto Grimminger & Josef-Stefan Kindler
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