Discography

Prometheus - Kurt Bikkembergs

Prometheus

Kurt Bikkembergs
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.
Performers:
Ann De Renais (Soprano) and the Vlaams Radio Koor (VRK)
Conductor: Kurt Bikkembergs

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Piet Swerts - Heilige Seelenlust

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.
Performers:
Ann De Renais - soprano, Jan Caals - tenor, Choirs and Orchestras Lemmensinstituut, Saskia Van Keer - leader, Edmond Saveniers - conductor

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Cesar Franck Melodies

Melodies

Cesar Franck
Soprano - Ann De Renais,
Piano Erard - Guy Penson

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In Flanders Fields Vol. 51

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.

Performers
Ann De Renais - soprano, Ivan Meylemans - trombone, Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, Pécs, Hungary.
Zsolt Hamar - conductor

Available from Phaedra

In Flanders Fields Vol 50

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.

Performers
Ann De Renais - soprano, Kristine Adamaite - organ,
State Choir Latvia, Herman Engels - Conductor.

Available Phaedra

In Flanders' Fields Vol. 44, Jef van Hoof

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)

Performers
Ann De Renais - soprano, Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, Pécs Zsolt Hamar - conductor.

Available from Phaedra

Luciano Berio Sinfonia Ekphrasis

Luciano Berio Sinfonia Ekphrasis

(Deutsche Grammophon)
London Voices
Göteborgs Symfoniker
Peter Eötvös, Conductor

Available direct from Deutsche Grammophon or any good classical CD shop.

Frisson

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

Swingle Singers

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!)

Photography main image: Ray Burmiston