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Audio CD, Import, 17 November 2017
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 14.1 x 12.8 x 0.71 cm; 53.86 Grams
- Manufacturer : DECCA
- Manufacturer reference : 43160-93780
- Original Release Date : 2017
- Run time : 54 minutes
- Label : DECCA
- ASIN : B07615KWDY
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 36,046 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Winter Songs is a new album of compositions and arrangements for choir and strings by Norwegian composer, Ola Gjeilo. The album features new arrangements of familiar Christmas carols in a beautiful and intimate setting, performed by Gjeilo on the piano, the string group 12 Ensemble, the Choir of Royal Holloway and conductor Rupert Gough.
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The compilation comprise fifteen songs of less than an hour total duration but whatever you miss in time span you over-compensate in quality. From beginning to end, we listen to heavenly choral music with a contemporary feel; music of purity, clarity and beauty, simultaneously soothing and uplifting. The predominantly female voices impact on you with crystalline clarity and transport you to an altogether higher level of spirituality while the piano accompaniment is nothing less than compelling, contributing to the total effect. Gjeilo comes on his own in the solo piano pieces, generally in a measured slow pace, with music of fascinating hues and spare aesthetics but so rich in its impact.
In conclusion, we listen to music of awe inspiring beauty.