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Berlioz: L’enfance du Christ

Berlioz: L’enfance du Christ

Described as a ‘sacred trilogy’, Berlioz’s oratorio L’enfance du Christ began as a short piece called Shepherds’ Farewell. It tells the story of the birth of Jesus and the journey of the Holy Family as they escape Bethlehem and head across Egypt to the city of Saïs. Unlike many of the composer’s more flamboyant works, it is an exquisite and gentle composition scored for relatively small forces.


Here, the chamber choir Tenebrae excel themselves: wonder radiates from every securely focused, cleanly voiced chord. They’re the performance’s rock

The Times

Release Date: 06 August 2007

Record Label: LSO Live

Catalogue Number: LSO0606

Location of Recording: Barbican, London

Total Running Time: 01:36:34

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# Title Composer Duration Price Listen Add to Cart
1Part I, Le Songe d'Hérode: prologue - Dans la crèche, en ce tempsHector Berlioz01:53£ Listen
2Part I, Le Songe d'Hérode: scene 1 - Marche NocturneHector Berlioz08:25£ Listen
3Part I, Le Songe d'Hérode: scenes 2 & 3 - Toujours ce rêve!Hector Berlioz08:49£ Listen
4Part I, Le Songe d'Hérode: scene 4 - Les sages de JudéeHector Berlioz03:33£ Listen
5Part I, Le Songe d'Hérode: scene 4 - Les Devins font des évolutionsHector Berlioz01:28£ Listen
6Part I, Le Songe d'Hérode: scene 4 - La voix dit vrai, SeigneurHector Berlioz04:11£ Listen
7Part I, Le Songe d'Hérode: scene 5 - O mon cher filsHector Berlioz08:20£ Listen
8Part I, Le Songe d'Hérode: scene 6 - Joseph! Marie!Hector Berlioz04:21£ Listen
9Part II, La Fuite en Égypte: OuvertureHector Berlioz06:25£ Listen
10Part II, La Fuite en Égypte: L'adieu des Bergers a la Sainte FamilleHector Berlioz04:32£ Listen
11Part II, La Fuite en Égypte: Le Repos de la Sainte FamilleHector Berlioz06:39£ Listen
12Part III, L'Arrivée à Saïs: Depuis trois joursHector Berlioz03:33£ Listen
13Part III, L'Arrivée à Saïs: scene 1 - Dans cette ville immenseHector Berlioz05:25£ Listen
14Part III, L'Arrivée à Saïs: scene 2 - Entrez, pauves HébreuxHector Berlioz07:36£ Listen
15Part III, L'Arrivée à Saïs: scene 2 - Trio for two flutes and harpHector Berlioz06:23£ Listen
16Part III, L'Arrivée à Saïs: scene 2 - Vous pleurez, jeune mèreHector Berlioz04:27£ Listen
17Part III, L'Arrivée à Saïs: epilogue - Ce fut ainsi que par un infidèleHector Berlioz03:08£ Listen
18Part III, L'Arrivée à Saïs: epilogue - O mon âmeHector Berlioz07:15£ Listen
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Here, the chamber choir Tenebrae excel themselves: wonder radiates from every securely focused, cleanly voiced chord. They’re the performance’s rock

The Times

Tenebrae are dramatically alert and glowing as stained glass, the angelic messages skin-prickling ethereal

BBC Music Magazine

The Tenebrae Choir sings brilliantly at all dynamic levels and with absolute clarity.

Classics Today

CDs of the Year, New York Times

Disc of the Year, Financial Times

Critics Choice 2008, American Record Guild

CDs of the Year, ClassicsToday.com

Disc of the Week, BBC Radio 3 CD Review

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