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 classicalRead 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. Read less
Works on This Recording
Te lucis ante terminumby Thomas Tallis Performer:
Christian Forshaw (Saxophone)
Period: Renaissance Written: 16th Century; England Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs.
SublimeAugust 12, 2015By Joaquin Godoy (Miami, FL)See All My Reviews"Wonderful recording. The voices equal any chamber choir, to include Mortensen and St Olaf."Report Abuse
glorious voicesNovember 2, 2014By 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