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J.S. Bach: Magnificat; Helmschrott: Lumen - Andreas Mattersberger (bass); Anna Karmasin (soprano); Florence Lousseau (alto); Giedre ?iaulyte (harp);...
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  1. Magnificat, for 5 voices, 5-part chorus, orchestra & continuo in D major, BWV 243 (BC E14)
  2. Lumen, an interfaith dialogue, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
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No one could accuse German (specifically Bavarian) composer Robert Maximilian Helmschrott of lacking ambition: his Lumen (2017), subtitled "an interfaith dialogue for soloists, chorus, and orchestra," is described as an attempt "to translate the open form of an oratorio -- the diversity and yet at the same time the commonality of the language of the Bible, the Torah, and the Qu'ran -- into a 'unity of diversity.'" Helmschrott's own notes, buttressed by quotations from Goethe's semi-Islamic West-östlicher Divan , from ...