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Celestial Fire
Libby Larsen, Dan Locklair, Pamela Decker
Celestial Fire
Genre: Classical
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Fantastic CD, but I don't like the acoustics......
Sesquiltera | Xenu City, Teegeeack | 03/22/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I am very happy Douglas Cleveland choose to perform a few contemporary pieces. These days there is so much good modernistic music yet very much CD's just perform the same old, same old. Dan Locklair is a great composer, "Windows of comfort" is a set of musical paintings inspired by the Texan designer Louis Comfort. The music is great in style, ethereal as well as dramtic. Locklair always uses beatifull melodies and the main melody he uses in Windows of Comfort is very nice. Another composer featured on this disc is Pamela Decker. Miss Decker is one of those rare heared geniuses in the world of organmusic. The work "Kairos" is all about time, creative waiting and change through waiting. Altough the work is exeptionally difficult to perform, Cleveland does an outstanding job. One can hear that Pamela Decker is also inpsired by Dupré (in the dramatic part of Kairos). The last six pieces of this CD are a bit of a dissapointment. Not that Langlais and Duruflé aren't performed well, but the acoustics are a bit overspacious, stuff get's drowned in the reverberation and the registration really has to fight with the acoustics. But this doesn't make the CD unlistenable, so it's still a good buy."