I ordered this last Monday on the internet and received it last Friday. Since listening to it a couple of times already, I've fallen in love with this sublime album from Miss Elin Manahan Thomas. I first heard her through listening to Classic FM and thought that she had a delightful voice. When I heard she had an album of baroque music coming out I felt I should own a copy. And it's a gem and a sparkling debut album.
There's one track on here that got me interested in this singer since I heard it on Classic FM and that is Eternal Source Of Light Devine, a song written for the birthday of Queen Anne. It is sung so beautifully and with such conviction it almost sounds like it's from the era.
Elin (pronounced Aylin) has a magical and ethereal voice that takes you to another world of calm and heavenly angels flying around you making sure you're relaxed and taking in the beauty. These baroque songs are by the classic composers including Henry Purcell, George Frideric Handel, Antonio Vivaldi, Thomas Arne and Johannes Sebastian Bach among others. Miss Elin Manahan Thomas sings them with conviction and grace.
Difficult to pick a particular favourite from this amazing collection of songs. She sings them so beautifully. So as far as I'm concerned, I'll pick the whole album. What Elin Manahan Thomas has done with this enchanting album is bring baroque music to a whole new audience and to breathe new and much needed life into an old genre. This Eternal Light is set to shine for a long time yet. Classical music lovers will love this.