on 28 April 2010
The 2010 CD from Taize includes a range of recent songs which have proved very popular with young visitors to Taize and the European meetings at New Year. This CD uses a small group of musicians in the wonderful acoustic of the little medieval church in Taize village. The songs are in a variety of languages, including English. The title track is a typical combination of a restful, repeated theme embellished with beautiful solo verses: there are some favourites, too- De Noche, Nunc Dimittis and Veni Creator, beautifully sung. For gentleness and peace, and an authentic Taize sound, this is a valuable addition to any collection of spiritual music.
on 14 June 2010
This CD contains lots of the more recent Taize chants, and was recorded in the little church. It doesn't feel as prayerful as some of the other CDs, as it is a more professional recording. Good for background music and music to listen to, but possibly a bit more polished than it needed to be.