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Song of the Angel Jane Sheldon
An incredibly pure and simply angelic voice, Jane Sheldon's high soprano voice rings out like a bell, crystal clear. Her debut album shows her off in a collection of some of the most beautiful music for high soprano written this century, and she instills every one with achingly beautiful emotion.
Highlights include 'If' by Michael Nyman (The Piano soundtrack), a haunting, poignant track taken from the animated film of The Diary of Anne Frank, the Enya-like Scots Song, and a setting of Psalm 23, the theme song from The Vicar of Dibley. It also includes a lovely arrangement by Peter Sculthorpe of an Aboriginal Melody, Maranoa Lullaby.
Guests on the album include soprano Sara Macliver (of Brightest Morning fame) who joins her in two duets, the incredibly beautiful Spiritu, reminiscent of the famous 'Flower Duet' from Lakmé (think the British Airlines commercial amongst others) and the equally renowned 'Pie Jesu' by Andrew Lloyd Webber which became popular in the mid-80s.
Track Listing: JOHN TAVENER Song of the Angel JAMES MACMILLAN Scots Song; A New Song; A Child's Prayer MORTEN LAURISDEN O Magnum Mysterium VELJO TORMIS How can I recognise my home? TRAD. AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL (arr. Peter Sculthorpe) Maranoa Lullaby BENJAMIN BRITTEN Jesu as Thou art Saviour; Corpus Christi Carol from A Boy was Born, Op. 3 HOWARD GOODALL Psalm 23 MICHAEL NYMAN Miserere; If (from The Diary of Anne Frank) ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Pie Jesu (from Requiem) GEOFFREY BURGON Nunc dimittis JOHN HARLE Silencium Prelude; Spiritu