Heavensong: Music of Contemplation and Light

by Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Heavensong: Music of Contemplation and Light
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CDSKU 5035926

$17.98

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Product Description

"Anyone in need of a breather might like to give this a try. It's the real deal."

"The Mormon Tabernacle Choir keep(s)alive that 1950s tradition of those mighty choruses with their heartland-of-America sentiments." - Buffalo News

Heavensong features beloved classical selections that will lift and transport you through a journey of light and hope. From new Mack Wilberg compositions to familiar melodies to “The Prayer,” this music is perfect for quiet contemplation. Heavensong is a poignant and beautiful offering unlike anything the Choir has recorded—longtime fans and new listeners alike will be captivated by this sublime musical feast.

    Tracks include:
  • The Shepherd
  • Brother James's Air
  • Be Thou My Vision
  • Pavane
  • O Light of Life
  • Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Meditation from Thais
  • The Lord is My Shepherd
  • I Will Life Up Mine Eyes
  • The Prayer (with pianist David Foster)
  • Alleluia
  • Benediction

Reviews

Average rating

based upon 22 reviews
Breathtaking
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

One of the most beautiful MTC albums I've ever listened to. Just takes your breath away. The voices of angels.

Favorite MoTab Album
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

The selections and arrangements speak to my soul. I LOVE the albums released under Mach Wilburg's direction - whereas previous albums were very good but I didn't get excited about them. I'm a "new sound" fan! I have it on CD - maybe it sounds better than some downloads?

don't love new sound
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I have always loved the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, but I must admit I do not like the new sound. It sounds juvenile. I believe this may be due to a lot of vowels that are slightly spread or unfocused, and to what appears to be a deliberate attempt to produce a "lighter" sound. I think it hampers the choir in its attempt to express anything other than children's songs. I would love to see them return to the rich, powerful, noble, and dignified sound of the past.

Like but don't love
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I was very excited to hear this album. It contains some of my all time favorite songs. However, I'm a little baffled by the choirs "new" sound. Don't get me wrong I'm not longing for the old sound of previous generations- warbly sopranos and all, but the tone quality is SO light and airy it almost sounded juvenile to me. There were times when I couldn't believe I was listening to MoTab. I'm all for giving the choir a younger, lighter sound, but I think perhaps they went too far with this one. However, the selections they've chosen are marvelous.So I'll keep listening.

Amazing sound
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I happened to load this CD in my system to play before another Tabernacle Choir album of Hymns. The contrast between the two recordings is staggering. In the Hymns CD, you can hear individual voices, sometimes their intonation if off - just under the note they were aiming for. The recording makes them sound harsh and loud and without any nuance whatsoever. Heavensong is just wonderful - they sing as one voice and the result is a softening of the spirit in our home, an uplifting of our hearts in a gentle way, different than the effect the Hymns CD has on us. It's remarkable and I recommend that, if you have the means, this is one CD you will never regret buying. As it plays, the Spirit seems to spread out over the people and throughout the room, reaching out to pull you into a celestial feeling. Thank you, Choir, for this stand-out CD. It makes a tangible, and very real difference in the spirit in our home and hearts.

Heavensong...heavenly songs
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Sh-h-h-h-h...this more than just the MoTab singing--angels from heaven came down during the recording sessions and helped them out. That's the only way I can explain the beauty of this music. I have no idea how they are ever going to top this one.

Heavenly!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Every morning we awake to this music. It starts the day well.

Love it!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Great to listen to on a Sunday or a lazy snow day!

Excelente!!!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Me sorprende la versatibilidad del coro, la pieza de "the prayer" siempre la había destestado, pero el Motab hace que valga la pena, y la pieza de Howard Goodall (que nunca había escuchado) me parece muy buena como la interpretación, aunque la pieza suena muy inmadura, pero el coro la canta para lo que es, esto es el culto a Cristo. Y bueno ni hablar de las otras piezas, es excelente.

Sound problem is fixed
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

If you downloaded this album from Deseretbook.com in early January you may have a mono download. I just went back and re-downloaded the album and the problem has been fixed. You can re-download for 30 days after purchase.

About the Author

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The 360 members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir represent men and women from many different backgrounds and professions and range in age from 25 to 60. They reflect a medley of unique lives and experiences and are brought together by their love for singing and their faith. Their incomparable voices are the common chord that unites to form the choral group known all over the world as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir originated in the mid-19th century in Salt Lake City. As the Latter-day Saints moved west, Church President Brigham Young included musicians among members of the advance parties. Consequently, a small choir first sang for a conference of the Church in the Salt Lake Valley on August 22, 1847, just 29 days after the first group arrived. The origins of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir may be found in the desire and commitment of early converts to include appropriate music in both sacred and secular events.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has appeared at 13 world's fairs and expositions, performed at the inaugurations of five U.S. presidents, and sung for numerous worldwide telecasts and special events. Five of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's recordings have achieved "gold record" and two have achieved "platinum record" status. The most popular was the Grammy-Award-winning 1959 release of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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