Crossing / Nally: Canticles of Holy Wind

Crossing / Nally SKU: 36565849
Crossing / Nally: Canticles of Holy Wind

Crossing / Nally: Canticles of Holy Wind

Crossing / Nally SKU: 36565849

Format: CD

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Description

Title: Canticles of Holy Wind
Artist: Crossing / Nally
Label: Cantaloupe
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
UPC: 713746313128
Genre: Classical Artists

Lauded by the New York Times as a "... hypnotic and ethereally beautiful invocation of wind, sky and birdsong," John Luther Adams's Canticles of the Holy Wind, performed by the renowned chamber choir The Crossing, is quite possibly his most technically challenging choral work, and yet the music's mesmerizing aura of stillness encourages listening at it's most elemental. The piece was composed for four choirs of eight singers each, and moves through spaces that are as fantastical ("Sky with Four Suns") as they are peaceful ("The Hour of the Doves"), always with a connection to the inner world within us, as well as the world around us. "John allows us to interrupt our otherwise endlessly forward-tumbling lives," notes Donald Nally, The Crossing's conductor, "and experience these sounds as if we were sitting in the woods for an hour. An hour of wind and of sky and of birds. We are drawn to this music, not just for the beauty of it's shimmering harmonies and the overwhelming climactic moments, but also for way it inspires a 'hearing' of nature, in real time, as we sing it."

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