Search - Constance Demby :: Novus Magnificat: Through the Stargate

Novus Magnificat: Through the Stargate
Constance Demby
Novus Magnificat: Through the Stargate
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
Novus Magnificat, a gorgeous, otherworldly opus from classically trained pianist Constance Demby, has become a true classic in New Age music, appealing to a wide variety of listeners, many of whom are ordinarily put off by...  more »

      
2

Larger Image

CD Details

All Artists: Constance Demby
Title: Novus Magnificat: Through the Stargate
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hearts of Space
Release Date: 7/1/1991
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Ambient, Meditation, Healing, Progressive, Electronic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 025041100328, 025040100343, 025041100342, 025041100328

Synopsis

Amazon.com
Novus Magnificat, a gorgeous, otherworldly opus from classically trained pianist Constance Demby, has become a true classic in New Age music, appealing to a wide variety of listeners, many of whom are ordinarily put off by the genre. Rooted in worship music of the Western tradition, Demby's majestic improvisational vision produces what the 1986 disc's liner notes call "Contemporary classical Spacemusic: A Magnificat and Exaltate." Incorporating the central voice of synthesizer with a string-and-horn section, piano, organ, bells, and tympani, a choral voice joins with instrumental passages, setting a blissfully reverent tone throughout this two-part melodious marvel. Master composers Bach and Vivaldi come to mind when hearing the keyed chord progressions and swirling strings, making Novus Magnificat a keenly majestic score for use during massage, labor and birth, meditation, worship, or relaxation. --Paige La Grone

Similarly Requested CDs

 

CD Reviews

Novus magnificat
Jo Cool | Manchester | 07/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"brilliant, lifts the spirit, taking you into ambient space. I like this better than sanctum, but both are superb."
Heavenly Music.......Literally
Bohemian Boy | Plainfield, Illinois United States | 02/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When you die and go to heaven this is the kind of music you will be listening to. Words cannot describe it. Awesome. Simply awesome.
Thank you Ms. Demby!"
Glorious, Majestic, Heavenly
Baggiesfaninessex | Essex, UK | 06/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Is 'Novus Magnificat: Through the Stargate' by Constance Demby the most heavenly piece of Space Music ever? I think it is.

From the first time I heard this piece of music, I have been awestruck by the sheer magnificence of Demby's composition. You literally feel as though you're approaching the gate's of heaven and then, the gates open and you walk through to the most astounding music - soaring choirs and effects melodiously accompany your journey - and the whole experience leaves you lost for words. And that's just Part One.

I have other albums of Demby's and I have explored recommended Space Music albums of other artists such as Kevin Braheny's 'Galaxies', but none of them can match the majesty and glory of 'Novus Magnificat'.

Largely improvised at the time of recording, Part One builds in waves, you feel the whole Sonic Space Bass* burst through your chest and the crescendo that eventually explodes, can reduce a grown man to tears time and again. Listen through the headphones and close your eyes - it's an awesome experience.

Part Two is part Vivaldi / part Bach but all Demby; an incredible achievement considering this album is 22 years old now and has never been bettered.

*The Sonic Space Bass is an instrument unique to Demby - a 10 foot wide sheet of polished stainless steel with attached metal rods, harmonically tuned to a span of 5 octaves. She happened upon this when she was a Sculptor; she was using a piece of sheet metal and as it warped and wobbled she was taken by the wonderful sounds it made! She plays the bespoke beast of an instrument with 2 Cello bows. Listen in awe."