Enchanted Isle

VOCES8

Enchanted Isle

VOCES8 looks toward home for a breathtaking journey around the British Isles with music that crosses boundaries of both geography and musical genre. The breadth on offer is staggering: Radiohead’s anthemic “Pyramid Song” emerges as a new choral classic and Clannad’s “Theme from Harry’s Game” is haunting in its newly crafted harmonic richness. But the ensemble reaches back, too—a once-lost folk song from the abandoned island of St Kilda (“Soay”) adds mystery, while Tavener’s “Song for Athene,” perhaps best-known from the funeral service of Diana, Princess of Wales, is a throwback to 1997 and a nation in grief. And the original works by British and American composers are simply ravishing. There’s passion and conviction here, and a choral blend that carries each note skyward.

Soay (Arr. Dale)
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Theme from Harry's Game (Arr. Lawson)
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Carrickfergus (Arr. Pacey)
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May it be (Arr. M. Sheeran)
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Agnus Dei
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The Rains of Castamere (Arr. Lawson)
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Arcadiana, Op. 12: 6. O Albion (Arr. Clements)
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Song for Athene
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The Parting Glass (Arr. Pacey)
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My Luve is Like a Red, Red Rose (Arr. Ešenvalds)
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Let My Love Be Heard
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Danny Boy (Arr. Pacey)
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She Walks in Beauty
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The Sun Never Says
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