JEAN CRAS (1879-1932): Messe à 4 voix a cappella, Dans la montagne for Male Choir, Regina coeli for Choir and Organ, Hymne en l'honneur d'une sainte for Choir and Organ, Panis angelicus for Soprano and Organ, Ave verum for Soprano, Violin and Organ, Ave Maria for Soprano and Organ, Marche nuptiale for Organ.
Catalogue Number: 01J061
Description: Cras' sacred music (even the French-language Dans la montagne has as subject the church parishioners in a rural area) is spare and austere, disregarding subtleties which he might have explored in his chamber works or mélodies. These works range from the severity of the a cappella mass of 1907 to the warmer but still contemplative Ave verum (1905) with just a hint of Breton folksong in one of the five sections of Dans la montagne (1925). French-English texts. Sophie Marin-Degor (soprano), Catherine Montier (violin), Pierre Farago, Vincent Rigot (organ of the German Evangelical Church, Paris), Le Madrigal de Paris; Pierre Calmelet.