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Celtic Twilight 7: Sacred Spirit
Various Artists
Celtic Twilight 7: Sacred Spirit
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
 
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Celtic Twilight 7: Sacred Spirit weaves a Celtic knot of sacred music from antiquity to the present. The central feature of the Celtic worldview is the intimate relationship of humans with the natural world--"a holy i...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Celtic Twilight 7: Sacred Spirit
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hearts of Space
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 3/13/2007
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
Styles: Celtic, Celtic New Age
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 025041111720

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Celtic Twilight 7: Sacred Spirit weaves a Celtic knot of sacred music from antiquity to the present. The central feature of the Celtic worldview is the intimate relationship of humans with the natural world--"a holy intimacy between the human and the divine in nature"--and "a sense of spirit presences in nature" as Thomas Berry says. This feeling is expressed in many of the pieces on this album. A very similar worldview infuses the music of the brilliant 12th century German visionary Hildegard von Bingen. Like the Celts, Hildegard believed that the natural world is a Divine creation, filled with Divine beauty and Divine energy, and this is the theme of her songs. Some of the best Celtic artists have recognized their kinship with her and have made her music their own. This album features several songs by Hildegard in unique arrangements that are so radiantly Celtic in spirit, they almost transport the listener to the holy wells of Ireland. Also featured are top-notch Irish choir Anúna, great Celtic artists Ãine Minogue and Cathie Ryan, brilliant English cellist Matthew Barley, virtuoso fiddler Mark O'Connor and his Appalachia Waltz Trio, the perfectly-tuned English choir The Cambridge Singers, and the wonderful Medieval/Eastern fusion ensemble Stellamara.

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"THIS IS A WINNER"...Heavenly and Mystical....
ellen holmes | San Francisco Ca USA | 03/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"ALL MUSIC GUIDE reviewer Thom Jurek, tells why you will love this CD. He says:
"These original songs and interpretations are rendered in forms of sonic poetry that appeal to that which is sacred inside the individual as opposed to underscoring a particular tradition....This is a winner. Forget tags like "new age" and "Celtic," and simply breathe it all in. It washes one's head -- and perhaps even heart -- clean for a time, and opens the world up for a little while".

I am the producer of both this compilation and the "SACRED TREASURES" series. In each case, my intention was to bring together the very best performances of exceptionally beautiful, slow and peaceful sacred music. All of the pieces on this compilation are filled with lush harmonies, whether sung by mixed choirs or by soloists, and all are deeply nourishing to the soul.

Different types of music serve different needs, and in today's stressful and fast-paced world, one of the most important and often neglected needs is for time out from that world--to rest in a magical, quiet space of slow, peaceful, beauty. That peaceful beauty is available to you on all of my compilations, including this one, "CELTIC TWILIGHT 7: Sacred Spirit"."