Choral Arrangements by Clytus Gottwald


Choral director, composer and musicologist, Clytus Gottwald turns his attention to complex and masterly choral arrangements of works from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Works by European composers including Wagner, Mahler, Debussy and Webern are arranged in up to sixteen parts, performed by the Rodolfus Choir, directed by Ralph Allwood.

★ Do his arrangements stand up well against the original? The answer is mainly yes. This is thanks to the persuasive performance of the young singers of the Rodolfus Choir, who do not blench at what is sometimes a formidable task – Choir and Organ

Gottwald’s awesome technical demands put much of this music way beyond the scope of most choirs, and it is greatly to Ralph Allwood’s credit that the Rodolfus Choir, most of whom are students and all of whom are under 25, have not only tackled this music at all but have done so with considerable distinction… They clearly relish the vocal harmonics in Ravel’s Soupir, they love the bell effects in Debussy’s Les Angélus, they positively luxuriate in the warm glow of Gottwald’s take on ‘O mio babbino caro’ and they float around with enormous enthusiasm in the misty textures of Caplet’s Présentation – Gramophone


The Rodolfus Choir

Ralph Allwood conductor 

RELEASE DATE: 01/09/2007
BARCODE: 635212010228

1. Die zwei blauen Augen Gustav Mahler

2. Soupir Maurice Ravel

3. Das pas sur la neige Claude Debussy

Zwei Studien zu Tristan & Isolde

Richard Wagner

4. Im Treibhaus

5. Traume

Vier Lieder

Hugo Wolf

6. Und willst de deinen Liebsten sterben sehen

7. Das verlaßene Mägdlein

8. Auf ein altes Bild

9. Der Gärtner

10. Les Angélus Claude Debussy

Vier frühe Lieder

Anton Webern

11. Tief von fern

12. Heiter

13. Der Tod

14. Sommerabend

Pieces from Sieben frühe Lieder

Alban Berg

15. Die Nachtigall

16. Im zimmer

17. Traumgerkrönt

Trois Fragments du Miroir de Jésus

André Caplet

18. Présentation

19. Agonie au Jardin

20. Résurrection

21. Oh! mi babbino caro Giacomo Puccini

22. Soupir Claude Debussy

23. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen Gustav Mahler

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