Rolle: Christmas Oratorio

COMPOSERS: Rolle
LABELS: CPO
PERFORMER: Gundula Anders (soprano), Britta Schwarz (alto), Wilfried Jochens (tenor), Dirk Schmidt (bass); Michaelstein Chamber Choir, Telemann CO/Ludger Rémy
CATALOGUE NO: 999 514-2

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Rolle’s Christmas Oratorio is a real discovery. A sacred song poem conceived for secular rather than church use, it mainly eschews straight narrative in favour of mystical meditations after the event, voiced by characters with resounding conceptual names like Devotion, Joy and Trust.