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Audio CD, Import, 21 October 2016
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 14.2 x 12.7 x 1.09 cm; 96.1 Grams
- Manufacturer : DECCA
- Manufacturer reference : 4830968
- Original Release Date : 2016
- Run time : 1 hour and 5 minutes
- Label : DECCA
- ASIN : B01K68918C
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 24,055 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Breaking stereotypical expectations of a seasonal album, Voces8s new release Winter paints a portrait of the season through a sparse and powerful aural landscape, invoking a meditative, inspiring feeling of solitude and union .
A contemporary reflection on the serene restfulness of winter. Eight exceptional voices are joined by sibling duo Mari & Hakon Samuelsen (violin & cello) and other guests, taking inspiration from composers from Estonia, Latvia, Norway, Iceland and elsewhere.
Includes four world premiere recordings, notably a brand new work Winter, written exclusively for the album by award-winning composer Rebecca Dale.
Featuring significant new arrangements of For Now I Am Winter (Olafur Arnalds), Come Wander With Me (Jeff Alexander), and the folk tune The Snow It Melts The Soonest (previously covered by Sting), plus re-imaginings of established melodies such as Praetorius - Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (arr. Jan Sandström) and Holsts In The Bleak Midwinter (arr. Ola Gjeilo) .
The singing of VOCES8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance. They bring a new dimension to the word ensemble with meticulous timing and tuning. --Gramophone