Album

Czech Ensemble Baroque

Tůma: Te Deum, Sinfonia ex C, Missa Veni Pater Pauperum

Catalogue Number: SU 4315-2
Published: 11th November 2022
Genre: Vocal
Format: 1 CD
Romana Kružíková, Pavla Radostová - soprano, Monika Jägerová - alto, Jakub Kubín - tenor, Jiří Miroslav Procházka - bass. Czech Ensemble Baroque, conductor: Roman Válek

Czech Ensemble Baroque's first recording dedicated to František Ignác Antonín Tůma (Requiem, Miserere) confirmed his firm position among Europe's major late-Baroque composers. A pupil of the renowned Viennese master J. J. Fux, his music is characterised by immaculate refined counterpoint, yet he also embraced and brought to bear elements of the incipient Galant style. Dating from three different phases of his life, the three pieces featured on the present album map Tůma's artistic development. The grandiose Missa Veni Pater Pauperum, written in 1736 for the Schottenstift, a Benedictine abbey in Vienna, is from the time when he served Count Franz Ferdinand Kinsky, who had provided him with a thorough education. The festive 1745 Te Deum, scored for a similarly extensive ensemble, was composed for the Stift Wilhering, a Cistercian monastery in Upper Austria, which performed it on multiple occasions within the celebrations of the Feast of Corpus Christi. As regards the Sinfonia ex C, Tůma most likely conceived it towards the end of his days, when he lived in seclusion at the Premonstratensian monastery in Geras, Lower Austria. The three festive pieces, recorded for the very first time, attest to Tůma's being a composer richly deserving of special attention.

Tůma's music in festive colours - landmark premiere recordings
František Ignác Antonín Tůma
Te Deum
1. Te Deum laudamus. Allegro 02:08
2. Te gloriosus. Andante 02:52
3. Tu devicto mortis. Allegro 00:40
4. Trombe sona 00:25
5. Te ergo quaesumus. Grave 00:54
6. Aeterna fac. Allegro 03:04
František Ignác Antonín Tůma
Sinfonia ex C
7. Allegro 04:13
8. Andante 02:27
9. Menuetto - Trio 02:15
10. Allegro 02:28
František Ignác Antonín Tůma
Missa Veni Pater Pauperum
11. Kyrie eleison. Andante 02:02
12. Christe eleison 03:34
13. Kyrie eleison. Grave - Andante 01:51
14. Gloria in excelsis Deo 01:16
15. Laudamus te. Allegro 02:23
16. Domine Deus 02:23
17. Qui tollis peccata mundi. Largo 02:38
18. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris. Allegro 03:09
19. Credo 01:38
20. Et incarnatus est. Andante 02:23
21. Et resurrexit 02:26
22. Sanctus. Largo - Allegro 01:12
23. Benedictus. Andante 02:05
24. Osanna in excelsis 00:46
25. Agnus Dei. Largo 01:10
26. Dona nobis pacem. Allegro 01:27

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