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  CHSA 5100
  Gjeilo: Northern Lights - Bruffy
  Ola Gjeilo: The Ground, Serenity, Ubi caritas, Northern Lights, Dark Night of the Soul, The Spheres, Tota pulchra es, Prélude, Phoenix, Unicornis captivatur, Evening Prayer

Phoenix Chorale
Charles Bruffy
Track listing:
  Classical - Vocal
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Reviews: 3

Site review by Geohominid February 13, 2012
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Review by progboy January 17, 2013 (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
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If you are a fan of choral harmonies and deeply emotional absolutely breathtaking sounds than this recording is a must have!!!
"Northern lights" celebrates life and shines with a heavingly charm and will touch your soul in a way only a few can do. After buying and listening to this disc I reached out to the composer Ola Gjeilo directly to simply thank him for this gift. I was simply mesorized by the tranquil harmonic beauty of this little unassuming really caught me off guard.

I had heard the song "The Ground" and after doing some research discovered it was written by Ola Gjeilo and I ordered this SACD immediately. I can not stop playing this is just that good!
Gjeilo blends symphonic soundscapes reminiscent of the finest movie soundtracks with deeply moving harmonic and spiritual choral parts. Ola contributes piano all the way thru and at times it almost feels like "Mike Oldfield meets Gabriel Faure!".

The end result is a peaceful, yet deeply moving spiritual album that will simply take you past the edge of the universe and enable you to see the Northern Lights like never before.

The sound is on par with many of the better Chandos SACD's and clearly "sound and feeling" was the total goal of this album for Ola! ..............goal achieved.

If i had to take one album with me to the stars it just might be this album !

This is an "achievement album" and a sonic beauty....

Fans of movie soundtracks , classical choral work and symphonia will adore this album!

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Review by Sniffer April 3, 2012 (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
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I am a fan of Ola. This chorale work is breathtaking. Offered in SACD multichannel, the Phoenix Chorale does a superb performance. Each track has its "catherdral" overtones but a "new age" aspect weaves its way throughout the music. The engineering is excellent and makes use of your entire surround system. I rate this a "must have" in your SACD collection.

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Works: 11  

Ola Gjeilo - Dark Night of the Soul
Ola Gjeilo - Evening Prayer
Ola Gjeilo - Northern Lights
Ola Gjeilo - Phoenix
Ola Gjeilo - Prelude
Ola Gjeilo - Serenity
Ola Gjeilo - The Ground
Ola Gjeilo - The Spheres
Ola Gjeilo - Tota Pulchra Es
Ola Gjeilo - Ubi Caritas
Ola Gjeilo - Unicornis captivatur