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Eventide / Voces8

Voces8
Release Date: 06/24/2014 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 002074002   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Thomas TallisJohn T. WilliamsPatrick HawesShahid Khan,   ... 
Performer:  Christian ForshawMatthew SharpLavinia Meijer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Voces8 make an extraordinary debut on Decca with Eventide. Eight young singers forming one perfect sound add a contemporary edge in stunning original arrangements from plainchant to Paul Mealor and from Saving Private Ryan to Emeli Sande?.

Eventide has wide-ranging appeal for a mass market. The album evokes the magical space between day and night, a time for unwinding, for finding the calm and solace we all seek. Eight perfectly-blended voices interwoven with haunting melodies for solo cello, harp and saxophone provide an immersive sonic experience which will soothe, beguile and inspire.

Evoking the spirit of Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble’s chart-topping Officium,one of the most successful classical
Read more albums of the 90’s, Voces8 and saxophonist Christian Forshaw create their own captivating sound world with arrangements ofthe ancient Latin hymn Te lucis ante terminum and Tallis’s setting of the same text The album’s rich tracklist embraces everything from medieval plainsong to an uplifting transcription of John Williams’s “Hymn to the Fallen” from the Grammy Award®-winning soundtrack to Saving Private Ryan Also included are exquisite never-before heard arrangements of Emeli Sande?’s “Where I sleep” and Second Eve by rising star Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, as well as Morten Lauridsen’s sublime O magnum mysterium and recent scores by Eric Whitacre and Royal Wedding composer Paul Mealor.

The group travel one million miles per year to give concerts and lead workshops all over the world, including war-torn and disaster stricken areas where they provide music as a form of solace.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Te lucis ante terminum by Thomas Tallis
Performer:  Christian Forshaw (Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
2.
Saving Private Ryan: Hymn to the Fallen by John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
3.
Reflexionem, for mixed chorus & string orchestra by Patrick Hawes
Performer:  Matthew Sharp (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
4.
Where I Sleep by Shahid Khan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
5.
The Seal Lullaby by Eric Whitacre
Performer:  Lavinia Meijer (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2007 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
6.
Second Eve, for chorus by Ola Gjeilo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Length: 6 Minutes 4 Secs. 
7.
Quanta Qualia, for soprano, chorus & orchestra by Patrick Hawes
Performer:  Christian Forshaw (Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
8.
Underneath the Stars by Kate Rusby
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
9.
Locus Iste by Paul Mealor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
10.
A Boy was Born, Op. 3: Corpus Christi Carol by Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955/1961; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
11.
Benedictus (from The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace) by Karl Jenkins
Performer:  Christian Forshaw (Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
12.
Os justi meditabitur sapientiam, WAB 30 by Anton Bruckner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Linz, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
13.
Steal Away to Jesus, spiritual by Traditional
Performer:  Matthew Sharp (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: Romantic 
Written: United States of Ame 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
14.
Ave Maria by Franz Biebl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
15.
O magnum mysterium by Morten Lauridsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 51 Secs. 
16.
Te lucis ante terminum, compline hymn in mode 8 (Liber Usualis No. 266) by Anonymous
Performer:  Christian Forshaw (Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voces8
Period: Medieval 
Written: Europe 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 glorious voices November 2, 2014 By Cathy A. (Evergreen, CO) See All My Reviews "We enjoy this CD more each time we listen to it. Beautiful voices, lovely selections, good for quiet background but we often find ourselves stopping to pay closer attention. We listen mostly to music of baroque and Renaissance composers, both instrumental and vocal, and find this CD equally satisfying and a bit more attention-provoking." Report Abuse
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