Heavensong: Music of Contemplation and Light
"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
- 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)
By Meghann E., 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.
By Kristina, 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?
By Karen, 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.
By Laura, 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.
By Linnea, 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.
By Terry, 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.
By Douglas, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Every morning we awake to this music. It starts the day well.
By Tim, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Great to listen to on a Sunday or a lazy snow day!
By Roberto, 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.
By Brad, 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.