On May 14, the world premiere recording of Andreas Hallén’s Missa Solemnis (1920-21) is released. It is a monumental, hour-long work for choir, a quartet of vocal soloists, organ, piano, and celesta. The work was premiered in 1923 at Engelbrekt Church in Stockholm, but has since been seldom performed. The work now becomes available on CD for the first time – pre-order at Naxos Direct.
This recording is part of the Swedish Musical Heritage project sponsored by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. The project aims to increase access to and promote the performance of hidden treasures from the Swedish repertoire.