Paradisum - Serene Sacred Songs

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Paradisum - Serene Sacred Songs
Andrea Bocelli, Jose Carreras, Renee Fleming, Juan Diego Florez, Elina Garanca, Angela Gheorghiu, Anna Netrebko, etc

[ Decca / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Friday 18 March 2016

This 2CD collection brings together the calmest and most thoughtful sacred songs ever written, performed by the world's greatest singers including Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, Renée Fleming, José Carreras and Bryn Terfel.

Composers range from Mozart and Bach to the contemporary cool of today's great writers such as Eric Whitacre and Ola Gjeilo.


Bach, J S: Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Bach: Magnificat in D major, BWV243: Quia respexit humilitatem
Angela Gheorghiu (soprano)
Bernstein: A Simple Song (from Mass)
Bruckner: Os justi meditabitur sapientiam
Caccini, G: Ave Maria
Elina Garanca (mezzo)

Fauré: Requiem: Pie Jesu
Renee Fleming (soprano)
Faure: Requiem: In Paradisum
Sir Neville Marriner
Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Franck, C: Panis Angelicus
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)
Gjeilo: The Ground
Renee Fleming (soprano)

Gounod: Repentir (O Divine Redeemer)
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano)
Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria
Juan Diego Florez (tenor)
Handel: Ombra mai fu (from Serse)
Andreas Scholl (countertenor)
Lloyd Webber, A: Requiem: Pie Jesu
Anna Netrebko (soprano)
Mascagni: Sancta Maria
Andrea Bocelli (tenor)
Mendelssohn: Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, Op. 34 No. 2
Angela Gheorghiu (soprano)

Mozart: Ave verum corpus, K618
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K626 - Lacrimosa
Mozart: Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K339: Laudate Dominum
Felicity Palmer (soprano)
Rachmaninov: Vespers, Op. 37: Khvalite imya Godpodne
Rachmaninov: How fair this spot, Op. 21 No. 7
Anna Netrebko (soprano)
Ramirez, A: Misa Criolla: Kyrie
Jose Carreras (tenor)

Schubert: Ave Maria, D839
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)
Schubert: Du bist die Ruh D776 (Rückert)
Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)
Schubert: Mille Cherubini in coro
Andrea Bocelli (tenor)
Tavener: Song for Athene
The Holst Singers
Vivaldi: Larghetto from "Nulla in Mundo pax sincera"
Emma Kirkby (soprano)
Wagner: Der Engel (No. 1 from Wesendonck-Lieder)
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)
Whitacre: Lux aurumque

View the trailer (via YouTube)