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Voices of Ascension
Song of the Stars

Song NameComposer
Rosarium Beate Birginis MariaePau Casals
Recordare, Virgo MaterPau Casals
Salve ReginaEnric Granados
Nigra SumPau Casals
El RossinyolEnric Morera
RomanzaEnric Granados
Ave MariaEnric Morera
Escena ReligiosaEnric Granados
Cant D'amourManuel Blancafort
EcoManuel Oltra
PreludioManuel Oltra
Cant de les EstrellesEnric Granados

Directed by Dennis Keene

A rich musical heritage and vibrant contemporary culture intersect in Catalunya in north-eastern Spain. Granados's long-lost masterpiece Song of the Stars is comparable to a virtuoso piano concerto with chorus and organ rather than orchestra, gloriously combining Romantic-Modernista poetry with post-Wagnerian harmonies. The internationally famous cellist Pau Casals also composed a small body of very beautiful music, including the deeply spiritual choral works on this disc. Morera's The Nightingale and Blancafort's Love Song are evocative of their Catalan texts, while Oltra's Echo and Prelude explore themes of memory and hope through images of nature.

Item code: 4225C | 1 CD | $9.95 add item to cart
Choral | Accompanied | Mixed | Spain

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