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Song NameComposerArranger
Locus Iste (Sanctus)Pachelbel / Robert PrizemanRobert Prizeman
Always With YouRobert Prizeman / Ben Crawley
Ave MariaRobert Prizeman
LiberaRobert Prizeman
SempiternaRobert Prizeman
PrayerE. HumperdinckRobert Prizeman
RecordareRobert Prizeman
Wings Of A DoveRobert Prizeman
Something SingsRobert Prizeman / Ralph Waldo Emerson
New DayJohn David
We Are The LostRobert Prizeman / John McCrea / Isaac WattsRobert Prizeman
Sing ForeverRobert Prizeman
Abide With MeW.H. Monk / H.F. LyteRobert Prizeman

Directed by Robert Prizeman

The twenty-four boys aged seven to sixteen who make up the vocal band Libera, and who meet several hours each week at a church in South London to rehearse and perform, have been described as "normal" and "ordinary". However, as their new EMI CD amply demonstrates, the music the produce is truly extraordinary. With shimmering, mystical chords and ecstatic harmonies, they are unlike any other group you have ever heard. Of the twelve tracks on Visions, Libera's second album for EMI Classics, a few will sound familiar, including Locus Iste, which is based on the well-known Pachelbel Canon, the hymn Abide with me, and Ave Maria. The remaining tracks are entirely original, with titles like New Day, Sing for ever and Something sings. The singers of Libera attend local primary schools and come from a variety of backgrounds. Although they are boys and they sing, they do not think of themselves as choirboys, but rather as an alternative kind of boy band. While the unique sound of Libera may be impossible to pigeonhole, its universal appeal has endeared the group to fans all over the world, particularly in the US, the UK, Korea and Japan, where their previous CDs have topped the mainstream and classical charts.

Item code: 8101C | 1 CD | $16.98 add item to cart
Choral | Primarily a cappella | Male | England

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