Nostos: The Homecoming of Music (SonoruS Holographic Imaging)

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1 Nunc Dimittis 08:17 96/24 Album only
2 O crux Op. 79 06:34 96/24 Album only
3 Amazing Grace 06:07 96/24 Album only
4 Requiem 20:38 96/24 Album only
5 Media Vita 03:47 96/24 Album only
6 Spaseniye sodyelal Op. 25, No. 5 03:54 96/24 Album only
7 Zapovedi blazhenstv (The Beatitudes) 05:55 96/24 Album only
8 Alleluia, laus et gloria 02:11 96/24 Album only
9 Pseudo-yoik 02:11 96/24 Album only
10 Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz- Psalm 51 Motet, Op. 29, No. 2 07:08 96/24 Album only
11 My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord 02:56 96/24 Album only

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Music director Robert Istad is one of the most exciting choral conductors in the next generation of American music. He recently inherited the venerable post of Music Director of the Pacific Chorale, led by the eminent John Alexander since 1972. Rob Istad planned this recording and the repertoire for their tour carefully. This is church music from the sacred traditions in Europe, Russia and the Americas. The University Singers gave this concert in four beautiful houses of worship in Vasterås, Tallinn, Helsinki and St. Petersburg. Rob wanted to take the best American choral tradition on tour, and take home music by composers from these areas. Rob talked about how important it was to “connect each student to the culture of the places they would visit through the repertoire,” while he also acknowledged that “European audiences expect American choirs to bring music from their own folk tradition.” Herbert Howells’ Requiem and Brahms’ Op. 29 motet served as the foundation stones of the program. Even though it is a mass for the dead, it celebrates life through its promise of the peace that comes through faith, contemplation and acceptance. This performance, anything but morbid, emphasizes the Requiem’s transcendence, its reassurance, and its foretelling of eternal light. Howells’ inclusion of Psalms 23 and 121 in the Requiem encouraged Rob to balance them with Brahms’ setting of Psalm 51 in the Op. 29 motet.

Please note this release is the SonoruS Holographic Imaging version. Nostos in regular stereo is also available at HDTracks. Before purchasing the SHI version, please go to and download the holographic imaging test tracks to see if they play well on your system. SonoruS Holographic Imaging was invented by the Dutch engineer Arian Jansen. SHI uses a proprietary matrix incorporating phase, timing and EQ information to reproduce a three-dimensional listening experience
from two speakers. With the correct playback setup, this format can fill the room with musical information, with sound coming from up to 270 degrees around the listening position. The SHI version of Nostos offers Rob Istad’s conductor perspective, with singers in a semicircle, from left to right.

Holographic Imaging only works from a center listening position, however, and it only works if every component in the playback chain is phase coherent. Please download Holographic Imaging test tracks first to determine if your system can accurately portray the signal circling around your listening position. If it can, enjoy! If it cannot, we recommend the stereo version instead. Your test tracks are available at