Voces8 – Equinox (2018) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Voces8 – Equinox (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:10:48 minutes | 630 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Front Cover | © VCM Records

EQUINOX. Equal night, equal day; a threshold between the seasons. For centuries, the English New Year was marked not in January, but after the spring EQUINOX, on Lady Day – the feast of the Annunciation, where Mary learns that she will give birth to the Christ child. Like many of the waypoints in the church year, the timing of this festival evolved from earlier pagan rites deeply rooted in the seasons and the slow, constant shifting of the natural world around us. Hope is born in the depths of winter; new life rises in spring. The musical selections on this album are inspired by the themes of Jonathan Dove s song cycle The Passing of the Year. The term cycle seems particularly appropriate for a work whose subject is the changing of the seasons – seven poems charting the course of one year and closing as a new one begins. This journey from new birth in spring to the death of the year in winter led us to think about the cycle of human life, and the ways in which we mark our time here on earth.

01. In Paradisum (Processional) 00:57
02. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen 03:56
03. A Hymn to the Virgin 03:55
04. Maria Durch ein Dornwald ging (Arr. Stefan Claas) 02:20
05. Joseph, lieber Joseph mein 01:55
06. Angelus ad Virginem 03:06
07. This Ember Night 06:53
08. The Passing of the Year: I. Invocation 01:18
09. The Passing of the Year: II. The narrow bud opens her beauties to sun 02:49
10. The Passing of the Year: III. Answer July 02:00
11. The Passing of the Year: IV. Hot sun, cool fire 02:50
12. The Passing of the Year: V. Ah, Sun-flower! 02:07
13. The Passing of the Year: VI. Adieu! Farewell earth’s bliss! 05:26
14. The Passing of the Year: VII. Ring out, wild bells 04:38
15. Magnificat 07:04
16. Ave Maris Stella 03:49
17. God Grant with Grace 01:23
18. In Beauty May I Walk 04:47
19. Requiem Aeternam 00:59
20. Pie Jesu (From “Requiem, Op. 48”) (Arr. Barnaby Smith) 03:40
21. They Are at Rest 03:53
22. In Paradisum (Recessional) 01:04



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