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Inspired
Inspired
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Inspired, 20 Jan 2013
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Don't be fooled into thinking this CD simply features some of Howard Goodall's `greatest hits' in new arrangements! Tracks 10 - 19 are the world première recording of a beautiful, uplifting oratorio, `Every Purpose Under the Heaven' which was commissioned to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible in 2011. The work is superbly sung by the gorgeously youthful voices of the Chamber Choir of Lincoln Minster School, together with soloists Laura Wright and Noah Stewart. And almost tucked away amongst other Goodall goodies like the familiar Mr Bean theme (`Ecce homo'), a piano fantasy on Red Dwarf's `Tongue-Tied' and a stunning new arrangement of `The Lord is My Shepherd' (featuring Craig Ogden) is another gem - `Shackleton's Cross'. This piece is movingly played on the piano by the composer and was apparently inspired by Edward Seago's painting of the same name which is in the Royal Collection. Inspired......


Howard Goodall: Pelican In The Wilderness
Howard Goodall: Pelican In The Wilderness
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful soaring vocals on this stunning third album, 12 May 2010
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I had been eagerly anticipating this new album, which is the third CD from Enchanted Voices with music composed by Howard Goodall, Classical Brit Composer of the Year. I am not disappointed! The 13 psalms (from a variety of sources including Elizabethan versions in the form of poems and the Bay Psalm Book of 1640) are truly stunning. The sublime melodies sung by these incredible female voices soar above the rich texture of the Tippett String Quartet. Most of the music is new, but there is one track which will be familiar to anyone who watched 'The Vicar of Dibley' as Howard Goodall's Psalm 23 was the theme music for that series. This new setting is equally beautiful. The CD's title comes from Psalm 102 - 'Like Pelican in wilderness, like owl in desert so am I; I watch, and like a sparrow am, on house top solitarily....' Enjoy!


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