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Guadalupe
Isola Jones, Robert Breault, R. Carlos Nakai
Guadalupe
Genre: Classical
 
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Filled with drama, tenderness, passionate songs, and powerful choral passages, Guadalupe, Our Lady of the Roses retells the beloved story of the Mexican native Juan Diego's miraculous encounter with Our Lady of Guadalupe. ...  more »

     
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All Artists: Isola Jones, Robert Breault, R. Carlos Nakai
Title: Guadalupe
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Canyon Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 9/23/2008
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 729337709027

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Filled with drama, tenderness, passionate songs, and powerful choral passages, Guadalupe, Our Lady of the Roses retells the beloved story of the Mexican native Juan Diego's miraculous encounter with Our Lady of Guadalupe. Exploring the challenges of faith and the gift of spiritual renewal, this music drama portrays a humble man changing his world and leading his people to the future. The inner and outer worlds of Juan Diego are bought to life by the rich musical colors of Native American flute, Aztec percussion and flutes, and African drums. Beautiful, lyrical, and entertaining music by James DeMars, a leadingAmerican composer.
 

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Sign of our times
F. Pappas | germany | 01/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Guadalupe, Our lady of the Roses is a beautiful recording of a wonderful new piece. James DeMars has composed a work, which has very successfully melded several cultures and their musics. He has woven together different languages (Spanish and English, some Aztec), instruments (traditional classical instruments with didgeridoo and Aztec and African percussion native American and Aztec flutes) and has created a very magical atmosphere, which brings us into the world of Juan Diego and his encounter with Our Lady of Guadaloupe. DeMars recounts this story with the help of some admirable performances by singers and instrumentalist. Isola Jones with her wonderfully expressive warm voice gives a haunting performance. Baritone Robert Barefield and tenor Robert Breault add tremendous strength to the piece, as does R. Carlos Nakai on his Native American flute. Carole FitzPatrick in the role of La Malinche is a highlight in this recording. She sings effortlessly and beautifully in every part of her voice with crystal clear diction and exceptional musicality.

Our Lady of the Roses is a fine musical example of our multi-faceted multicultural world.


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