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Voices of Heaven
Philippe Jaroussky, Ve?ronique Gens, Ge?rard Lesne, Sur Marie Keyrouz Georges Pre?tre, William Christie, Michel Corboz, Riccardo Muti, Fabio Biondi, Christina Pluhar
Collective singing has accompanied worship since the dawn of the Christian age, acting as one of the key engines for spreading religious faith. Tympana and capitals in cathedrals and stained glass windows in churches illustrate the fervour with which the faithful of the Middle Ages celebrated the glory of God. Religious music often intoxicates our ears as well as our hearts as it shifts between lamentation and radiant joy. How can one fail to be moved when one visits a vaulted chapel or cloister and hears those magnificently soaring
polyphonies which bring back childhood memories in each one of us as a result of the deep impression left on the imagination by the majesty of ritual? This compilation offers a wonderful collection of vocal beauty.
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