Music is for the moment – and ephemeral. With these CDs the Octavians conserved the musical highlights of their past.
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The origins of today's European music are inseparably linked to the human voice. In it, the composers of the 15th and 16th centuries found the means of expression to create a new music from the combination of Latin and Celtic harmonies. And while over the centuries the sounds are in a constant state of change, the themes that move the world always remain the same - love, friendship and the beauty of life. With "Outlasting the Centuries" the Octavians present a colorful program of works from Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi to Franz Schubert to the hits of Simon and Garfunkel and Sting.
You can close your eyes
Der blaue Planet
Heinrich's “Frauenlob” von Meißen is over 700 years old and is one of the oldest surviving oratorios in the German cultural area. Until now only known as a silent piece of music history, the composer Karsten Gundermann has made it tangible for the present: Gundermann's notated melodies and fragmentary manuscripts comprise a fascinating work for solos, chamber choir and orchestra. The result is sensational! With their three countertenors and supported by the Academic Orchestra Association Jena, the Octavians create a lively mixture of ancient and new, of archaic sounds and orchestral colors, sung and played at the highest level.
Wie wunder wernder süze ursprinc
Is, wạzzer, sne sich vrien
Adạm biltsạm vernạm: er grạm
Got sin öl und sinem crẹsem
On this record the Octavians have summarized the anniversary program with their favorite songs from 10 years of Octavians’ history. As a highlight for beautiful film evenings, the whole program is additionally presented on a DVD!
With this CD the ensemble Octavians wants to present three moods, which they musically connect to Christmas: the mystic of the advent of the birth of Jesus, the affectionate wonder for the child in the manger and last but not least the hilarious and rather worldly joy for the occasion of this Birthday. Every Singer has his own history and emotions with every one of these songs.
Es naht ein Licht, Lorenz Maierhofer
Tu solus qui facis mirabilia, Josquin des Prez
Stille Nacht, Franz Xaver Gruber
The Twelve Days of Christmas, Traditional, arr. Geoffrey Keating
With this CD the Octavians present their second professional recording. It is based on a live-recording of the annual "Jahreskonzert" in fall 2012 in Jena. The songs impress with arrangements of the famous Comedian Harmonists, Jazz-standards and fashionable Pop-music. For the first time the Octavians present unique compositions which were provided by renowned composers such as Fredo Jung and Indra Tedjasukmana. The Octavians were accompanied by Michael Ebert on the grand piano for some songs of this recording.
Mein kleiner grüner Kaktus
Mein Onkel Bumba
The CD titled "Auftakt" is the Octavians debut-recording and offers a broad overview of the artistic spectrum of these talented young musicians. The 20 songs were recorded in the medieval church "Marienkirche Jena-Ziegenhain" (St. Mary’s Church Ziegenhain) and in the recently opened state music academy in Colditz "Landesmusikakademie Sachsen auf Schloss Colditz".
O bone Jesu
Creole love call
Chili con Carne
With this CD Bundle you can enjoy the ultimate listening experience. This bundle delivers all three records: the debut “Auftakt”, with a broad spectrum of Songs from 500 years of music history. The second CD “Roaring Twenties” with the best of the famous Comedian Harmonists and Jazz of the roaring twenties. The crown jewel of the bundle is the recently released Christmas CD “A Light Is Coming”. On this record you can enjoy some of the most beautiful german and international Christmas songs. Buying this bundle you save 5€ versus buying each CD separately.
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