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Sacred Arias

Andrea Bocelli Audio CD
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1. Caccini/Mercurio: Ave Maria
2. Mascagni: Sancta Maria
3. Gounod: Ave Maria
4. Schubert: Ave Maria
5. Franck: Panis Angelicus
6. Rossini: Cuius animam
7. Verdi: Ingemisco
8. Mozart: Ave verum
9. Wagner: Der Engel
10. Handel: Ombra mai fu
11. Niedermeyer: Pieta signore
12. Rossini: Dominus Deus
13. Schubert/Mercurio: Mille Cherubini in coro
14. Gruber/Mercurio: Silent Night
15. Wade: Adeste Fideles
16. Gloria a te, Cristo Gesù - Andrea Bocelli

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When he was growing up, Andrea Bocelli recalls finding inspiration in a favourite recording of sacred music performed by tenor legend Franco Corelli. Bocelli--who in the meantime has come to inspire millions of fiercely loyal fans himself--returns to the genre as the guiding theme of Sacred Arias, the release of which coincides with the first major English-language biography of the singer. These performances are filled with the singer's phenomenally well-known vocal signature: his flair for long, sweetly floating high notes and the gentle sense of cadence he brings to a melody. It's a mistake to compartmentalise Bocelli into a singer of "operatic" versus "popular" styles: in truth his approach is at heart the same. Lack of colour and control in his phrasing remains a drawback, but the emotional empathy Bocelli evokes is never in doubt. The arias collected here sample some of the most famous devotional pieces: Schubert's "Ave Maria" and Mozart's transporting "Ave Verum," as well as an arrangement of "Silent Night" in which Bocelli tries out his English. There's also a decidedly odd choice of bedfellows for a programme of "sacred" music, such as a song from Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder (whose "angel" is the object of an overpoweringly erotic attraction) and Handel's figurative ode to a tree, "Ombra mai fu". Still, Bocelli sings with an unfeigned directness that is sure to expand his already enormous following even further. --Thomas May

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Tuscan tenor Andrea Bocelli was already an international superstar (for Romanza, Aria, and Sogno) when he made his first album of arias and sacred music. "I have known these pieces since childhood," he explains, and it's clear that he loves them all. Recorded in a Roman cathedral, Sacred Arias is deeply spiritual and tenderly sung in the world's most beautiful voice. A Billboard bestseller, certified platinum. (62 minutes)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely CD Feb. 20 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Very soft, relaxing and de-stressing CD; great CD for sitting in traffic. I recommend the CD. I love the Ave Maria.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fine Christmas album! May 22 2013
By Peter Gueckel TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
I am not a fan of Christmas albums! There is no room in my collection for music that cannot be listened to anytime. I used to have Viaggio Italiano, but Andrea never appealed to me. If I hear that sappy pop tune, Time To Say Goodbye, one more time...! These (mostly) sacred songs, however, are quite nice. I've finally found a fine Christmas album... but one is enough! What makes this album collectible is that it can be played anytime: it is suited for the holiday, but only two of the sixteen songs are Christmas carols.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Special Edition with both DVD & CD is available Nov. 26 2003
Format:Audio CD
Instead of this CD alone, I suggest the Bocelli, Andrea : Sacred Arias CD & DVD Special Edition (ASIN: B0000CE9VO). It includes the full 77 minute concert on DVD, plus the two bonus tracks on the DVD, plus the full 72 minute CD. This includes two bonus tracks on the CD not available on the original CD. Amazingly, the Special Edition is a few dollars less than the DVD alone and only a few dollars more than the CD alone. What a bargain! This is an amazing concert with a tremendous picture quality on a big screen TV. It is one of those DVD's that captures the feeling of "being there". A must-see for any Andrea Bocelli fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hands down, best classical album ever! Oct. 26 2009
Format:Audio CD
Hands down best classical album ever! Bocelli's voice is made for these kind of songs: Ave Maria, Panis Angelicus, Adeste Fideles! My favorites are Pieta Signore (no one sings these better then him) and Ingemisco from Verdi's Requiem! Worth every dollars I payed for it.
It is after all the best selling classical album by a classical soloist of all time!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A spiritual experience Nov. 26 2003
Format:Audio CD
The DVD is the full 77 minute concert with two featurettes previously released alone. The CD is the full 72 minute concert previously released alone, except that two bonus tracks have been added. The audio quality of each one is quite good. (If you have a Dolby Digital stereo, then you must go into the setup menu on the DVD to select Dolby Digital sound. The default music track is the stereo 2.0 sound.) The video quality of the DVD is astonishing.
The DVD gives the feeling that you are in the church with the other worshippers. It literally sends chills up and down my spine. I highly recommend this CD/DVD combination Special Edition while it is still available.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! Jan. 5 2009
Format:Audio CD
This cd dvd is just wonderful but the package was bad when it arrived, the product didnt look new at all as if i had it for a while and the dvd was loose cause the thing was broken but the actual dvd and cd are in great quality absolutly amazing, i would have given is 10stars but because of the quality of the pakaging i had to give it 4stars im very desapointed in this site not sure im ever going to buy anything from here again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding CD May 28 2004
Format:Audio CD
This was the first Bocelli CD I heard. A friend thought I would like it and got it for me for Christmas. I loved it the first time I heard it. It was an outstanding collection of Christmas hymns, we actually sang one in my church choir and one in my school choir. It has helped expanded my library of songs, since I sing Tenor. So now when I go to sing at Christmas and Holiday shows I can now do more than Jingle Bells, and Away in a Manger.
With Andrea's outstanding Tenor range this is an excellant addition to anyone's music collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Songs and Singer Inspirational June 17 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is my favorite Andrea Bocelli CD. As Andrea himself has said, "Religious music is unrivaled." The beautiful "Ave Maria," the reverential "Panis Angelicus," and the stirring "Gloria a te, Cristo Gesu," evoke a sense of awe and wonder that the popular and operatic music, much as we might love it, cannot.
From the humble strains of "Silent Night" to the majestic choruses of "Adeste Fideles," these songs speak of things eternal and lasting, rather than the fleeting passions of love and romance. They lift us above our own pety concerns and attach us to something larger, and grander, than ourselves.
This is music to inspire, uplift, and make you feel part of a great religious tradition, sung not only by a very gifted artist, but a very courageous man.
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