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Sacred Arias (Cd & Dvd Special Edition) / Andrea Bocelli


Release Date: 10/14/2003 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 000127500   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giulio CacciniPietro MascagniCharles GounodFranz Schubert,   ... 
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome OrchestraSanta Cecilia Academy Rome ChorusCoro di Voci Bianche dell'Arcum
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This limited edition package includes the SACRED ARIAS DVD, an enhanced CD with the original SACRED ARIAS music plus 2 bonus tracks, a 14 photo picture gallery, and downloadable wallpaper images.
SACRED ARIAS finds Andrea Bocelli shedding his ultra-romantic persona and instead assuming the garb of the devoted supplicant. With this album, the superstar tenor honors a heritage that dates back to Caruso, whereby the greatest singers of the day would momentarily step away from the earthly concerns of opera and popular music and dedicate their talent to spiritual, worship-oriented recordings. As such, Bocelli lends his distinctive voice and trademark sensitivity to a varied program of contemplative, prayerful selections, including favorites
Read more such as the Gounod and Schubert versions of "Ave Maria," Franck's "Panis Angelicus," Mozart's "Ave verum Corpus," and Handel's "Ombra mai fu." Also included are less familiar works by composers such as Rossini, Verdi, and Wagner.
Among the highlights are the disc's opening track, a contemporary setting of Caccini's "Ave Maria," and "Sancta Maria," a vocal arrangement of the famous Intermezzo from Mascagni's 'Cavalleria Rusticana.' Both are fine showcases for Bocelli's warm tone and fluid phrasing. This "special edition" package offers two bonus tracks not found on the original 1999 release, as well as a DVD of a live performance at the Basilica of Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Rome. Even though this album finds Bocelli working outside of his usual milieu, fans will nonetheless be delighted with his efforts. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ave Maria by Giulio Caccini
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Via della Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranged: Steven Mercurio 
2.
Sancta Maria by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Via della Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranged: Steven Mercurio 
3.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Via della Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
4.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Via della Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: Weingartner 
5.
Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Via della Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranged: Michelot 
6.
Requiem Mass: Ingemisco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Via della Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
7.
Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Via della Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
8.
Wesendonck Lieder: no 1, Der Engel by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1858; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Via della Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranged: Mottl 
9.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Via della Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Frondi tenere..." 
10.
Pietà, Signore by Louis Niedermeyer
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Via della Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: Reynolds 
11.
Mille cherubini in coro by Alois Melichar
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Via della Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranger: Steven Mercurio. 
12.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra,  Coro di Voci Bianche dell'Arcum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Via della Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Steven Mercurio 
13.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Via della Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranged: Steven Mercurio 
14.
Gloria a te, Cristo Gesù by Jean-Paul Lécot
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra,  Coro di Voci Bianche dell'Arcum
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Via della Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: R. Serio 
15.
Agnus Dei by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Date of Recording: 06/1998 
Venue:  Via della Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This work was arranged by Ernest Guiraud from the Intermezzo of Bizet's
'L'arlésienne.' 
16.
I believe by Eric Levi
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Date of Recording: 06/1998 
Venue:  Via della Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Yvan Cassar 
17.
Stabat mater: Cujus animam by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832/1842; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Via della Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome 
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
18.
Petite Messe solennelle: Domine Deus by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Via della Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

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