Angels Sing: Libera in America

2 Mar 2015

Barcode: 0825646172672

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.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Holford / Arr Prizeman: Joy to the World  - Libera 
02 Lowry / Arr Prizeman: How can I keep from Singing (Live)  - Libera 
03 Trad / Arr Prizeman: Morning has Broken (Live)  - Libera 
04 Ward / Arr Prizeman: America the Beautiful (Live)  - Libera 
05 Trad / Arr Coates: Wayfaring Stranger (Live)  - Libera 
06 Trad / Arr Prizeman: Amazing Grace (Live)  - Libera 
07 Thiele & Weiss / Arr Prizeman: What a Wonderful World (Live)  - Libera 
08 Foster: The Prayer (Live)  - Libera 
09 Sibelius / Arr Prizeman: Be Still My Soul (Live)  - Libera 
10 Trad: How Great Thou art (Live)  - Libera 
11 Skellern: Rest in Peace (Live)  - Libera 
12 Pachelbel / Arr Prizeman: Sanctus (Live)  - Libera 
13 Muramatsu / Arr Prizeman: Song of Life (Live)  - Libera 
14 Schubert / Arr Prizeman: Ave Maria (Live)  - Libera 
15 Prizeman: Voca me (Live)  - Libera 
16 Prizeman: How shall I Sing that Majesty (Live)  - Libera 

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