The Belgian composer and conductor Kurt Bikkembergs has implemented Goethe's Sturm und Drang hymn "Prometheus" in an impressive four-part chorus with soprano solo: Onomatopoetic and spoken elements alternate with declamatory passages, sound effects with chordal, expressive ejected sounds.
Ann De Renais (Soprano) and the Vlaams Radio Koor (VRK)
Conductor: Kurt Bikkembergs
In Flanders' Fields vol.59
Piet Swerts - Heilige Seelenlust
Oratorio for soprano, tenor, children's choir, female choir, male choir, two harps, two alto recorders, two pianos, string orchestra and wind ensemble.
Ann De Renais - soprano, Jan Caals - tenor, Choirs and Orchestras Lemmensinstituut, Saskia Van Keer - leader, Edmond Saveniers - conductor
In Flanders Fields Vol. 51
Jef Van Hoof (1886-1959)
Following the success of Vol. 44 (see below) of Jef Van Hoof’s music, this cd contains more songs for voice and orchestra as well as his 3rd Symphony, Suite from the opera 'Fire of May' and a divertimento for trombone and orchestra.
Ann De Renais - soprano, Ivan Meylemans - trombone, Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, Pécs, Hungary.
Zsolt Hamar - conductor
Available from Phaedra
In Flanders Fields Vol 50
Peter Benoit, Lodewijk Mortelmans, Arthur Verhoeven, Gaston Feremans, August De Boeck, Florentius De Boeck
A fine and true musical picture of pious Flanders in the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century, of the liturgical music that was sung in the choir lofts of its churches and which was part and parcel of the repertoire of many Flemish choral societies.
Ann De Renais - soprano, Kristine Adamaite - organ,
State Choir Latvia, Herman Engels - Conductor.
In Flanders' Fields Vol. 44, Jef van Hoof (1886 - 1959)
Symphony no 5 in E major (1954)
Vijf liederen - Five songs
't is Stille - It's quiet (1903) (Guido Gezelle)
De Lotusbloem (Ik heb u lief) (1957) (Angèle de Bremaecker) - The Lotus Flower (I love you)
Suja, nu Suja! (1924) (Pol de Mont)
Nachtdeun -Night Song (1933) (Alice Nahon)
Slaaplied - Lullaby (1910) (Guido Gezelle)
Second Symphonic Suite (1952)
Symphony no 6 in B flat major (1959) "Onvoltooide" (Unfinished)
Ann De Renais - soprano, Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, Pécs Zsolt Hamar - conductor.
Available from Phaedra
Ann De Renais Frisson
Tracks include La Vie en Rose, Yesterday, Bésame Mucho, All Things You Are, Memory, As Long As He Needs Me, Love, Ne Me Quitte Pas, Little One
Ann De Renais: vocals, piano
Henry Luca: guitars, Indian harmonium, percussion
Available direct from ITUNES
Ann can be heard as first soprano with the internationally known a cappella group the swingle singers on Ticket to Ride (a tribute to the Beatles), Keyboard Classics (your favourite keyboard pieces arranged and sung by 8 voices), Live in Japan (a cd full of surprises, including an arrangement of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody!)