Angels Sing: Libera in America

3 Mar 2015

Barcode: 0825646162048

Libera, the celestial-sounding, chart-topping boys' choir, recorded a live concert for CD and DVD in Washington, D.C. at the spectacular Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. With Libera in America, the young Londoners pay tribute to their host country with a characteristic blend of sacred and secular music in both the classical and popular traditions, bringing together innovative textures, meditative solos and shimmering, ecstatic choral harmonies. The album opens with Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee, inspired by Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, and among the following tracks are some of Libera’s greatest hits – including Sanctus, inspired by Johann Pachelbel’s famous Canon, and Song of Life by the Japanese composer Takatsugu Muramatsu. These numbers are complemented by such universal sacred favourites as the haunting Amazing Grace and Schubert’s soaring Ave Maria. An American folk song taken around the world by the voices of singers like Johnny Cash and Eva Cassidy, Wayfaring Stranger, also features, as does What A Wonderful World, which was a huge hit for the great Louis Armstrong in 1967.


Disc 1 
01 Libera - opening titles for Libera in America  - Libera 
02 Holford / Arr Prizeman: Joy to the World  - Libera, Robert Prizeman 
03 Trad / Arr Prizeman: God Rest You Merry Gentlemen  - Libera, Robert Prizeman 
04 Trad / Arr Prizeman: The Wexford Carol - Carúl Loch Garman  - Libera, Robert Prizeman 
05 Trad: In Dulci Jubilo  - Libera, Robert Prizeman 
06 Trad / Arr Prizeman: Angels We Have Heard on High  - Libera, Robert Prizeman 
07 Amazing grace  - Libera 
08 Trad / Arr Prizeman: Danny Boy  - Libera, Robert Prizeman 
09 Leontovich / Arr Prizeman: Carol of the Bells  - Libera, Robert Prizeman 
10 Adam / Arr Prizeman: O Holy Night  - Libera, Robert Prizeman 
11 Wilberg: Still, Still, Still  - Libera, Robert Prizeman 
12 Trad / Arr Prizeman: Gaudete  - Libera, Robert Prizeman 
13 Kirkpatrick / Arr Prizeman: Away in a Manger  - Libera, Robert Prizeman 
14 Gruber / Arr Prizeman: Silent Night  - Libera, Robert Prizeman 
15 Martin / Blane: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas  - Libera, Robert Prizeman 
16 Voca me  - Libera 
17 How shall I sing that majesty  - Libera 
18 Trad / Arr Prizeman: What Child Is This  - Libera, Robert Prizeman 
19 Libera - Behind the scenes in Armagh  - Libera, Robert Prizeman 
20 Libera on Christmas  - Libera, Robert Prizeman 

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