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Jerusalem: Vision of Peace
Gregorian Chant, Anonymous, Guiot de Dijon
Jerusalem: Vision of Peace
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
 
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Gothic Voices fans will own this disc--one of the group's most impressive efforts--as a matter of course. But this is also a disc for anyone who is curious about the general category of early vocal music or who wants to ex...  more »

      
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All Artists: Gregorian Chant, Anonymous, Guiot de Dijon, Huon de St. Quentin, Hildegard von Bingen, Gothic Voices
Title: Jerusalem: Vision of Peace
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hyperion UK
Release Date: 11/10/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Early Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 034571170398

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Gothic Voices fans will own this disc--one of the group's most impressive efforts--as a matter of course. But this is also a disc for anyone who is curious about the general category of early vocal music or who wants to experience a uniquely expressive and colorful repertoire that few singers can deliver with this high degree of stylistic integrity and vocal virtuosity. The repertoire here, sung primarily by different configurations of the five male singers, consists of "songs and plainchants ... connected in various ways with the crusades" during the period from 1180 to 1240. The title "Jerusalem--Vision of Peace" refers to the significance of that ancient city to the crusaders and to the fact that the city's name was believed by medieval writers to mean "vision of peace." Several of the selections refer to Jerusalem in their texts; one, entitled "O Jerusalem," is by Hildegard of Bingen, and is performed solo by alto Catherine King. --David Vernier

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