Musicians Wrestle Everywhere
The University of Alberta Madrigal
Leonard Ratzlaff, conductor
Arktos 97016

Founded in 1974 as a twelve-voice ensemble devoted to the study and performance of Renaissance vocal music, the University of Alberta Madrigal Singers has gradually increased into a forty-four member chamber choir. Its membership is drawn primarily from graduate and undergraduate music students at the University of Alberta and is augmented by a small number of singers from across the campus and the city of Edmonton.

This recording reflects Leonard Ratzlaff’s deep appreciation for the music of the German Romantics and his interest in the contemporary choral music of North America. We are particularly pleased to present the world premiere recording of Most Glorious Lord of Lyfe. This motet was written by Canadian composer Leonard Enns in 1991.

On this recording:
All-Night Vigil, Opus 37, Sergei Rachmaninoff
There is sweet music, Edward Elgar
Musicians Wrestle Everywhere, Elliott Carter
Mitten wir in Leben sind, Opus 23, No. 3, Felix Mendelssohn
Most Glorious Lord of Lyfe, Leonard Enns
O Tod, wie bitter bist Du, Opus 110, No. 3, Max Reger
Six ‘Fire Songs’ on Italian Renaissance Poems, Morten Lauridsen
Soon ah will be done wi’ de troubles of dis worl, Spiritual
Antiphon, Herbert Howells