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Madrigali: Fire & Roses
Music of Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre, Sergei Rachmaninoff, John Rutter and others Performed by The Dale Warland Singers
From the collection, 'Music from Shining Night: A Morten Lauridsen CD Treasury', featuring the soundtrack music from the film, Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen.
The Grammy-nominated Dale Warland Singers release their highly anticipated final recording, Lux Aurumque. This program of popular 19th- and 20th-century sacred music amply demonstrates the high choral standards Warland reached with his now disbanded group. The trademark Warland sound is captured brilliantly by the Grammy award-winning team of Steve Barnett and Preston Smith.
"10 Best Classical CDs of 2007" : National Public Radio / American Public Media
"...simply put, [Lux Aurumque] represents where the bar is set for choirs today. The repertoire is 19th- and 20th-century sacred motets, sung with a deep spirituality. Warm-hearted, touching stuff. Mixed-voice choral work does not get any better than this!"
This is a 20th-century program and constituted of challenging music. It is also ravishing music in the hands of an ensemble as subtle as this one...The dynamic range of this ensemble was enormous and it is well captured by Gothic...the Dale Warland Singers stopped at the peak of their form. What a way to go!