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Famine Remembrance
Patrick Cassidy
Famine Remembrance
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Classical
 
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All Artists: Patrick Cassidy
Title: Famine Remembrance
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Windham Hill Records
Release Date: 3/11/1997
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Classical
Styles: British & Celtic Folk, Celtic, Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 019341124023, 019341240228

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Haunting - something you will play again and again
11/10/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Next to my PC at work, I keep ten or so CDs that I know I will always enjoy: the well known (Beethoven's 7th, Brahm's Deutsche Requiem, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto) and pieces that may be passed over by others (Gorecki's 3rd symphony, Martinu's 5th / 6th symphonies, Rachmaninoff's Vespers). Cassidy's work is counted in the latter, which is too bad for those who have not heard it. I have listened to it many times and continue to marvel at its melancholy and lyric themes. It is truly a modern day Requiem with Celtic overtones. If you enjoyed John Rutter's Requiem or a performance of Riverdance, this one is for you. A rare gem..."
Hauntingly Beautiful!
03/08/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was a member of the St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir and was thrilled to be a part of the creation of this wonderful CD. The music is so beautiful - hauntingly so. It will stay with you long after the last movement has been played. - KC"
Desert Island CD, Masterful
Renaissance man | Midwestern U.S. | 09/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If I had to spend a year on a desert island, I would be sure to place Patrick Cassidy's Famine Remembrance into my backpack. This music is breathtakingly beautiful. One can almost sense the anguish of the Irish people as they witnessed their loved ones dying helplessly. The score captures the suffering of this dear people and their land. Of course, one can compose works of lament that leave one lying in the gutter, defeated. No so, this recording. The two majestic Funeral Marches (introducing and ending the work) capture the dignity of what the Irish people have suffered. In other words, death does not have its final say. The De Profundis is every bit as magnificent as the best in Renaissance works or Baroque requiems. This is a very highly recommended work of genius."