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Sublimely beautiful and serenly tranquil music
on 16 April 2016
This arrived today and went straight into the CD player. I would have like to been able to sit back and just listen to the music, but that was not quite what happened. My wife came back with the shopping, a parcel of tea arrived from China and the cat was demanding to be fed, the flurry however was soon over and done with..... Meanwhile floating through the room was the beautiful voices of Voces8, and once all was quiet the magic began.
How do I describe it? If you get a tingle from hearing Allegri's Misere, and that wonder full boy soprano's voice sailing high above all the choir, and get goosebumps? Then you will know how this record affects me. Six men and two women form Voces8 and meld (pretty much) seamlessly into a harmonious whole. I suppose, that if you were picky, you could dismiss the record as 'not being true classical or serious' music, and you might be right, but you would be missing out. There is something almost angelic in the music, something which is serene and calming - I'm sure it lowers my blood pressure, the Hymn to the Fallen brings me near to tears. There are glorious song by Carl Jenkins, Patrick Hawes and Bruckner. Go to Amazon's samples and listen. Those samples are a prelude to hearing the whole glorious disc.