Michael Hoppe & Prague Symphony Orchestra - Solace (2003) [Lossless]

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Michael Hoppe & Prague Symphony Orchestra - Solace (2003)
Ape & Cue ~ 225 Mb | Cover included
New Age / Neoclassical
Label: Spring Hill Music ~ Source: My CD

"Solace" is the music of timeless Love, it is the song of immortal Heart… These healing harmonies of Michael Hoppe.. Showcasing 12 of award-winning composer and pianist Michael Hoppé's reflective, healing compositions, Solace takes his work to another level by adding full symphonic accompaniment from the Prague Symphony Orchestra. Includes a special bonus, a Hoppé composition performed by the legendary Vangelis.. "Solace" was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best New Age Album..

"Dark clouds become heaven's flowers when kissed by Light…" ~ Rabindranath Tagore

"I have always been inspired by the mood and drama of the sky. And Tagore's beautiful line describes my reaction to those dark clouds and to the wonderful consoling effect of music. As the composer Gian Carlo Menotti wrote, "Melody is a form of remembrance".

The reflective nature of this album hopefully enables you to reach a tranquil peace of mind, as you pass from the 'dark clouds' that are sometimes in our hearts to the bright light of our enduring spirit.

From the opening track of "This "Majestic Land", inspired by the magnificent beauty of the American west and the people who built this country, to "Pie Jesu" written to the memorial service of my wife's mother, all the music on this album is a form of remembbrance for me, including Vangelis' magical treatment of "The Parting" which concludes Solace.

As we experience life-changing events both universal and personal, may this music become 'songs of solace' for you, where the dark clouds in life give way to the glow of eternal hope and peace…" ~ Michael Hoppe

devaworld.com; globalvisionforpeace.org

.. very, very special to You my Beloved Mother Earth ~ I Love You, my Love.. so very, very much…

Song List:

01. This Majestic Land - with The Prague Symphony
02. So You - with Martin Tillman
03. Romance For Violin and Orchestra - with The Prague Symphony
04. Lachrymosa - with Heidi Fielding
05. Beloved - with Kenton Youngstrom
06. Renouncement - with The Prague Symphony
07. Jude's Theme - with Eugene Fodor
08. Nimbus - with The Prague Symphony
09. Elegy (For Joan) - with Andrea Bauer
10. Pie Jesu - with Heidi Fielding / Dwain Briggs
11. Farewell - with Harold Moses / Heidi Fielding
12. Parting, The - with Vangelis

Personnel: Michael Hoppe (keyboards); Heidi Fielding, Dwain Briggs (vocals); Adam Klemens (conductor);
Martin Tillman (cello); Vangelis, The Prague Symphony.