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Libera, Luminosa

Audio CD

Disk ID: 1837768

Disk length: 55m 48s (13 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 2001

Label: Unknown

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Tracks & Durations

1. VESPERA 3:53
2. AVE MARIA 4:24
6. GAUDETE 2:48
8. SEMELE 4:17
9. LUMINOSA 5:41
10. STABAT 4:50
11. VENI SANCTE 6:04
12. SANCTUS 2 3:47
13. SALVA ME 3:27

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Luminosa is the follow-up to London boys' vocal group Libera's popular 1999 eponymous debut. That album made the pop charts and found the group--they prefer to be called a real boy band rather than a choir--on television with Lesley Garrett. Of the 12 new tracks, half are arrangements of familiar classical melodies. Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals is represented by a mysterious reinterpretation of "Aquarium," rather than "The Swan" suggested by the cover. Of the remaining pieces, one is an arrangement of the traditional "Gaudete," and five are new compositions by Libera's director, Robert Prizeman. His "Silencium," a setting of Walter de la Mare's "All That's Past," has the haunting calm of Enya, while "Sabat" carries the boys' voices to the top of their range to ghostly effect. Drawing on the entire classical tradition, from the plainsong of "Veni Sancte" to an incongruous remake of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, Prizeman weaves a New Age tapestry from beautiful young voices and polished production techniques. Classical purists will be aghast at Handel and Debussy sharing space with digital sound sculpting, which leaves Luminosa free to find a home as easily accessible, superior background music. --Gary S. Dalkin

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Tracks: 12 (-1 tracks), Disk length: 52m 21s (-4m 33s)

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