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Gjeilo: Sunrise Mass
By Westminster Williamson Voices. By Anonymous, Damijan Mocnik, Hildegard Von Bingen (1098-1179), Maurice Durufle (1902-1986), Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847), and Ola Gjeilo. Inspirational. Christian & Gospel. Listening CD. Naxos #GIACD-1048. Published by Naxos (NX.GIACD-1048).
Item Number: NX.GIACD-1048
Conducted by James Jordan.
Sunrise Mass is a magical recording that includes compelling music by Ola Gjeilo along with several complementary selections by Durufle, Mendelssohn, and Mocnik. The title was chosen to hopefully represent the journey of each listener to hear new worlds ot colors in each of the selections. At the heart of this recording is Gjeilo's Sunrise Mass, a spiritual, extended work in four movements that will bring you on a metaphysical journey from the heavens to earth. This recording is expertly sung by the Westminster Williamson Voices and conducted by James Jordan. It is simply exquisite. Jordan writes: "This has been our experience living with this music and, for me, allowing this choir to resonate these sounds in the most honest way we could. Gjeilo's music allows us to connect to a vast wordless world that speaks directly to each of us in deeply personal and meaningful ways. His music was a gift to us, and hopefully will be a gift to you. All of the music on this recording connected itself to us and tethered each piece, one to the other, inside us. And for that reason, and all the reasons above, we are excited to share the magic we felt through sounding all of these incredible scores.".
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