Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Various, The Hilliard Ensemble|
Lilies: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Hidden Hilliard Ensemble gem
Brian Hopkins | 12/31/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD should be cross-listed in the classical section. As an early choral music fan, I was surprised when I heard the soundtrack to this Canadian art house film, thrilled when I read in the trailers that the Hilliard Ensemble recorded the music, and ecstatic to find the CD. Mychael Danna has composed very convincingly within medieval modalities, ranging from chant to polyphony. Most of the music is a cappella, but solo cello and trumpet are also used to good effect. Let me highlight the ebullient Gloria, the warm and gentle Sanctus II, and especially the layered Agnus Dei which compares favorably to the 16th century setting of your choice."