music has been on several labels including Albany Records & Harmonia Mundi France, Naxos is
the major player at least as far as reaching larger audiences go. Just like the prior Flagello/Rosner
post, I quite prefer the Rosner to put it mildly however Flagello is likeable and easily accessible.
Arnold Rosner's Symphonic Mass is his Symphony No.5 "Missa sine Cantoribus super Salve Regina"
and, like most of his works, it's a real knock-out; equally powerful and beautiful. Enjoy!
This disc brings together the first recordings of two symphonic Masses, orchestral works (without chorus) inspired by and structured according to the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Mass. Both composers, one Roman Catholic (Flagello), the other Jewish (Rosner), were in their late twenties when they wrote their respective works, and both have pursued and aesthetic orientation that would generally be termed “neo-romantic”. However, while the two works are comparable in concept and dimension, they are dramatically different in musical style and impact (although the same traditional plainchant appears in the Gloria of each work).