German choir of boys and young men in Windsbach, the Windsbacher Knabenchor Germany sings German Christmas carols. Conductor: Martin Lehmann. Recorded live in HD on December 20, 2015 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, during the Sunday Morning Concert. Published by AVROTROS Klassiek.
Performers: Windsbacher Knabenchor, Modern Slide Quartett *.
- C. Hirsch – Nun sei wilkommen
- G. Raphael – Advents-Kyrie
- T. Susato – Mohrentanz *
- J. Eccard – Übers Gebirg’ Maria geht
- F. Poulenc – Quatre petites prières, nr.3 *
- B. Britten – A hymn to the Virgin
- P.M. Dubois – Kwartet, deel 4 *
- M. Reger – Und unsrer lieben Frauen
- W. Byrd – Earl of Salisburys Pavane *
- J. Sandström – Det er en Ros utsprungen
- T. Susato – Pavane battalie *
- F. Winklhofer – Zu Bethlehem geboren
- F. Poulenc – Quatre petites prières, nr.2 *
- E. Whitacre – Lux aurumque
- A. Corelli – Sonata *
- J. Eccard – Ich steh’ an deiner Krippen hier
- J.H. Schein – Choral *
- V. Triller – Preis sei Gott im höchsten Throne
- A. Bruckner- Inveni David *
- Traditional – Adeste fideles
Founded in 1946 by Hans Thamm and since 1978 under the direction of Karl-Friedrich Beringer, the Windsbacher Knabenchor (Windsbach Boys Choir) is a German choir of boys and young men in Windsbach, Germany. It is one of the most renowned boys choirs of the world.
The choirs’ repertoire spans all kinds of disciplines from a cappella to great oratoric masterpieces, such as the Messiah by Handel or Elijah by Mendelssohn Bartholdy. With about 70 singers, the choir conducts about 50 concerts per year. This includes going on tour once or twice per year to locations such as other European countries, the Middle East, Far East, the United States and South America. The choir also accompanied the Presidents of Germany Richard von Weizsäcker and Roman Herzog on their state visits and held a concert for Johannes Rau.
Modern Slide Quartett
The Modern Slide Quartett was founded in September 1992 by four trombonists from the Bavarian music academies in Munich and Würzburg. The Quartet has been playing since 2008 as follows:
Martin Balser, bass trombone
Studied with Prof. Martin Göß, Lothar Schmitt and Herbert Kamleiter at the Musikhochschule Würzburg.
Bassist of the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie in Koblenz.
Gerhard Lederer, tenorposaune
Studied with Prof. Martin Göß and Prof. Herbert Kamleiter at the Musikhochschule Würzburg.
2nd trombonist in the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn.
Oliver Meissner, Tenorposaune
Studied with Prof. Martin Göß and Prof. Herbert Kamleiter at the Würzburg Music College, as well as with Eric Crees and Simon Wills at the Guildhall School of Music.
1. Soloposaunist in the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn.
Gerwin Steinberg, tenorposaune
Studied with Prof. Martin Göß and Prof. Herbert Kamleiter at the Musikhochschule Würzburg,
As well as with Harry Ries at the Musikhochschule Aachen.
Deputy Soloposaunist of the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie in Koblenz.