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Apollo5 – A Deep but Dazzling Darkness (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Apollo5 – A Deep but Dazzling Darkness (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 00:46:36 minutes | 841 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © VOCES8 Records

A Deep But Dazzling Darkness… ….conjures up the wonder of Winter’s changing landscape through the very best contemporary choral writing for the festive season. As an owl sees through the night, Apollo5’s one to a part “exceptionally beautiful singing” (Classic FM), illuminates the magical quality of dark winter nights whilst lending crystalline clarity to the rarely heard consort performances of each piece.

The chosen music speaks of a time of rejoicing and celebrating with the sharing of gifts, as brought by the visitors from Sheba. The miracle of birth, central to the Christmas story, is hailed with wonder and elation. The music evokes the magical quality of dark winter nights and suggests that through them we can see God more clearly.

1. Good-will to Men and Peace on Earth (03:00)
2. Omnes de Saba venient (01:48)
3. Laetentur coeli (03:28)
4. The Angel Gabriel (Arr. for Vocal Ensemble by Fraser Wilson) (03:19)
5. Noël nouvelet (Arr. for Vocal Ensemble by Pietro Battiston) (03:33)
6. Les anges dans nos campagnes (Arr. for Vocal Ensemble by François-August Gevaert and Samuel Greatheed) (02:27)
7. Past Three a Clock (Arr. for Vocal Ensemble by Charles Wood) (02:25)
8. Lute-book Lullaby (Arr. for Vocal Ensemble by William Ballet and Geoffrey Shaw) (02:41)
9. The Coventry Carol (Arr. for Vocal Ensemble by Barnaby Smith) (03:20)
10. I Wonder as I Wander (Arr. for Vocal Ensemble by John Rutter) (03:32)
11. The Night (03:24)
12. A spotless Rose (03:21)
13. Quem pastores laudavere (04:19)
14. The Owl (02:12)
15. Make We Joy Now in this Fest (03:47)


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