Voces8 – After Silence IV. Elemental (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 30:58 minutes | 558 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © VOCES8 Records
After silence, that which comes closest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Aldous Huxley.
In the essay from which the title After Silence is taken, Aldous Huxley offers his thoughts on the essential force of music. The most profoundly significant constituents of our being, he says, include our responses to beauty, pleasure, pain, ecstasy and death. These can best be ‘experienced, not expressed’ through silence, and after silence, through music.
These successive online releases will be followed by After Silence, a double album with a beautifully produced booklet, illustrated with contemporary artworks that add a visual dimension to the exploration of the themes. Exalted, vital and freed from their original contextual restraints, the choral works showcased in this project have been carefully compiled for their thematic power and inexhaustible capacity to express the inexpressible.
01. VOCES8 – Earth Song
02. VOCES8 – Vertue
03. VOCES8 – Hymn to St. Cecilia
04. VOCES8 – An Elemental Elegy
05. VOCES8 – Sleep