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.