Most of the following CDs and DVDs can be ordered from AQUARIUS!
Please transfer the appropriate amount to bank account number IBAN BE 30 5230 8003 8011, BIC TRI0BEBB in the name of the Goeyvaerts Consort vzw, Onderbossenaarstraat 12, 9680 Etikhove. Please mention the title of the CD and your address as part of the transfer. We will then send the CD to you by post.

CD Douces nuits - contemporary lullabies from around the world

Douces nuits

Contemporary lullabies from around the world

Composers of contemporary classical music often seek inspiration in 'higher spheres', in great literature or in sound experimentation. Can they also put their creative minds to the service of ordinary, everyday life? For example, can they rise to the challenge of writing a new lullaby?

AQUARIUS put this question to all those composers with whom it has had a connection over the years. Because there are no good, new lullabies. There are many commercial ditties. Why should a baby not fall asleep to a carefully composed lullaby, beautifully sung and recorded? There are surely enough fathers and mothers who love classical music and who would like to accompany such an important daily ritual with tasteful music? Studies have shown that Mozart's music has a beneficial effect on babies and young children; so how could composers and singers fail to decide that here is an excellent chance to create an alternative?

Recorded on may 6 -8 mei, 2016 in O.L.Vr. van la Salettekerk Louise-Marie, Etikhove

Sound engineer: Johan Kennivé, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jade

www.jade-music.net  officieel in de handel vanaf 15 januari 2017, nu al verkrijgbaar bij AQUARIUS

Order the CD from AQUARIUS: 20 euro (Belgium) or 24 euro (the rest of Europe).

CD ARVO PÄRT Magnificent magnificat

The Long-Awaited is arrived! What was hanging in the air during the recording sessions is now a concrete reality: our new Pärt CD is in our grasp and we are happy.

Arvo Pärt himself listened and wrote about it:

Aufmerksam auf den belgischen Chor AQUARIUS wurde ich durch seine gelungene Aufnahme meines Bußkanons Kanon Pokajanen. Mit der neuen CD Magnificent Magnificat schaffte AQUARIUS es, einen natürlichen Bogen über sehr unterschiedliche Stücke zu spannen und mich mit frischen Interpretationen zu überraschen.
Mein Dank gilt allen Sängerinnen und Sängern von AQUARIUS und seinem einfühlsamen Leiter Marc de Smet. 
Arvo Pärt, 3/09/2015

 

MAGNIFICENT MAGNIFICAT contains eight splendid pieces, each very different from the rest, and the listener will be surprised by their multifaceted nature. Those who consider Arvo Pärt's style to be limited and all too recognizable will have to revise their opinion. Every piece must be described individually: the one is very stormy, the other serene, a third is ethereal, a fourth transparent like the heavens, a fifth … and so on.

AQUARIUS makes every word and every note vibrate with empathy. In five languages, and five times five different moods. A cappella music about life: the now and the hereafter. Belief made into sound. Humankind between the finite and the infinite.

An appropriate homage to a composer who will be eighty on September 11th.

Recorded on february 14-16, Abdij van Park Heverlee

Sound engineer: Johan Kennivé, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jade 699850-2

www.jade-music.net

Order the CD from AQUARIUS: 20 euro (Belgium) or 24 euro (the rest of Europe).

CD/DVD ARVO PÄRT Kanon pokajanen

On this double cd is the live performance of Arvo Pärt’s KANON POKAJANEN, sung in the presence of the composer at the Musica Sacra Festival in Bever in 2008. This immensely long choral work heads AQUARIUS’ list of most-sung compositions. A live performance is a one-off. Every performance is different. AQUARIUS focuses on two facets of this piece: the music and the content. Our many performances have necessarily led us to an ever more profound understanding of this score; it has been a quest, a growing process. To explore just under two hours of music is no small endeavour – it is a challenge. The second facet is the content: the sacred element. The KANON POKAJANEN tells the story of a weak, guilty sinner, who wants to make amends, who hopes for mercy, who craves salvation. AQUARIUS considers it useful to place this story in a wider, topical perspective: that of the desperate world that we see around us, a world without peace or justice.

The presence of the composer, during both the preparation and the performance of his music, was one of the most profound meetings between creator and performers in the history of AQUARIUS. All those who experience the authenticity, the depth and the humility of such a person, feel called to continue the search for the very essence.

No , The beautiful DVD of this live performance is also available.

Recorded on 16 augustus 2008 at Sint-Martinuskerk, Bever

sound engineer: Johan Kennivé, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jade 699803-2

http://www.jade-music.net/jade/2013/09/arvo-p%C3%A4rt-kanon-pokajanen-ch%C5%93ur-de-chambre-aquarius-direction-marc-michael-de-smet.html

Order the cd of dvd from AQUARIUS:  20€  (België) of 24€ (Europa)

CD KRISTIAAN & MAARTEN VAN INGELGEM In blijde verbijstering

On text by ANNIE VAN KEYMEULEN

Benjamin Britten’s "A Ceremony of Carols", written for female chorus and harp, was the inspiration for this CD.  AQUARIUS asked Annie van Keymeulen, an author from Gent, to write a text with a link to the theme of Christmas. The composers Kristiaan (father) and Maarten (son) Van Ingelgem took up the challenge to set this new, rich, poetic text to music, with a view to combining it in a concert programme with Britten’s "A Ceremony of Carols". They were asked to compose in the spirit of Britten’s music; to find inspiration in the simplicity, the limpid, joyful tone and the innocent vitality of "A Ceremony of Carols" without thereby losing their own individual style.

recorded on July 1 - 3, 2013 in O.L.V. Presentatiekerk, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

sound engineer: Johan Kennivé, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phaedra, in Flander fields vol.82 , DDD92082

http://www.phaedracd.com

Order the CD from AQUARIUS: 20 euro (Belgium) or 22 euro (the rest of Europe).

'de roes' uit 'Jaarringen', Maarten Van Ingelgem

'cirkelzang 1', Kristiaan Van Ingelgem

'cirkelzang 2', Kristiaan van ingelgem

 

CD ROLAND CORYN

AQUARIUS has chosen, with the endorsement of the composer, a miscellany of works in English, which guarantees unity and international interest.

Musical unity is already there: despite its diversity, Coryn’s style shows a high level of homogeneity. Coryn is demanding. His language is differentiated and refined. He is a composer associated with the highest standard of modern vocal world literature. He values direct communication and clear argument. A text, a poem, is chosen for its content and message, not as a phonetic game. Like his poets, Roland Coryn looks in his music for depth – he is indifferent to superficiality and fashion.

recorded in August 2012 at the Miryzaal of the School of Arts, Koninklijk Conservatorium, Gent.

sound engineer: Johan Kennivé, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PHAEDRA, In Flanders Fields, DDD92081

http://www.phaedracd.com/index.php?cPath=23&sort=2d

Order the CD from AQUARIUS: 20 euro (Belgium) or 22 euro (the rest of Europe).

This is my Letter to the World

          

CD LUCIEN POSMAN Welcome stranger

CD Welcom stranger - Lucien Posman“Welcome Stranger”: a splendid title for splendid works by a master of choral music. His name is Lucien Posman - immortalized on a CD that was presented during a magnificent anniversary concert held for him on March 22, 2012. It is a CD full of variety and contrast. Sad songs and stories interchange; there are soloists, a colourful use of instruments and a masterly use of the voice.

recorded in January 2012 at the Miryzaal of the School of Arts, Koninklijk Conservatorium, Gent.

sound engineer: Johan Kennivé, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PHAEDRA, In Flanders Fields, DDD92074

http://www.phaedracd.com/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=153

Order the CD from AQUARIUS: 20 euro (Belgium) or 22 euro (the rest of Europe).

 

  au commencement

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CD/DVD Music for the Mystic Lamb

CD/DVD Het Lam Gods bezongenBible expert Prof. Dr. Peter Schmidt chose beautiful choral works from our Western European music history – from Gregorian chant to Gorecki – to accompany the twelve painted panels of the Mystic Lamb by the brothers Van Eyck.

One package contains both a CD and a DVD. On the CD are 17 carefully selected works. On the DVD, Peter Schmidt talks about the panels and explains his choice of music. These explanations are alternated with performances of the choral works by AQUARIUS. In the meantime, you are shown pictures of AQUARIUS and of the Mystic Lamb, which splendid work you can admire in the smallest detail.

recorded on November 6 – 8 and December 1, 2009 in O.L.V. Presentatiekerk, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Johan Kennivé , SIG 2010-1

Order the CD bij Aquarius: 25 euro (Belgium) of 28 euro (The rest of Europe)

 

 

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CD SYLVANO BUSSOTTI Il catalogo è questo

CD  Sylvano Bussotti Il catalogo è questo

Sylvano Bussotti (born 1931) is one of the Italian pioneers of the revolutionary musical avantgarde, who never renounced his progressive ideals. This recording (2 CDs), of his magnus opus “Il catalogo è questo”, daring music for the future, calls forth limitless admiration. The female choir of AQUARIUS collaborated in the finale, working together with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg under the direction of Arturo Tamayo.

Recorded in September 2006 at the Conservatory of Luxembourg

Timpani Records 2c2114

www.timpani-records.com

CD SCHUMANN Romances and Ballads

CD SCHUMANN Romances and Ballads Of all the works by Schumann, his choral works are perhaps the least well-known. Wrongly. For his genius shone through everything that he wrote. His complete ballads and romances, that are to be heard on this CD, overshadow all the choral works of his contemporaries.

Recorded July 1 – 3, 2004 and February 26, 2006 in O.L.V. Presentatiekerk, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

Naxos 8.570456

info : http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.570456

Order the CD from AQUARIUS:  8 euro (Belgium) or 11,50 euro (the rest of Europe).

CD LUCIEN POSMAN some Blake works

cd LUCIEN POSMAN some Blake works

Lucien Posman (1952) has already been called the Flemish composer of William Blake. This was true during the period when he used the visionary poetry of the great English poet-painter for all his songs and choral works. On this CD you can hear how this important Flemish choral composer gives expression to the social conscience and mystical visions of this clairvoyant writer.

Recorded april, 12-14, 2002,  Gent, kapel Bijloke abdij 

Cyprès, CYP 4616

more information: www.cypres-records.com

Order the CD from AQUARIUS10 euro (Belgium) or 12 euro (the rest of Europe).

 

Lucien Posman - The Little Girl Found by Aquarius chamber choir

   
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