Respighi: Lauda per la Natività del Signore


In 1930 Ottorino Respighi composed his “Lauda per la Natività del ­Signore”, the only sacred choral work among his entire opus. In this hymn of praise to the miracle of Christmas, majestic sounding choral passages alternate with the soloistic roles of Maria, the Angel and the shepherd, accompanied by the sound of pastoral instruments. The music is varied, containing stylistic elements ranging from the late romantic to neo baroque, as well as echoes of Gregorian chant. In this recording by the Rundfunkchor Berlin, under the direction of Nicolas Fink and Maris Sirmais, Respighi’s composition is presented together with beautiful Christmas pieces by Poulenc, Sandström, Kaminsky and Raphael. Like Respighi, in their compositions they employed various techniques and harmonies from previous musical eras.


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12,5 x 14 cm, CD in jewel case
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Ottorino Respighi: Lauda per la Natività del Signore, full score

72 pages, DIN A4, paperback
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Maris Sirmais Personal details
Nicolas Fink Personal details


Rundfunkchor Berlin Personal details
Polyphonia Ensemble Berlin Personal details

Soloist - soprano

Yeree Suh Personal details

Soloist - mezzo-soprano

Kristine Larissa Funkhauser Personal details

Soloist - tenor

Krystian Adam Personal details


Polyphonia Ensemble Berlin performs the accompaniment with flawless intonation and a consistent and pleasing sound that provides a superior sense of ensemble...
Jennifer Adam, Choral Journal, Dezember 2016


This beautiful, uplifting yet little known Christmas cantata is superbly performed on this recording by the Rundfunkchor Berlin and Polyphonia Ensemble Berlin., Gilles Lesur, 2. September 2016