Ad Lucem

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Soundfulness, the new collection of the Cypres label, is an invitation to plenitude through sounds, frequencies, vibrations and breath. Soundfulness creates a space for dialogue between musical cultures, at the crossroads of traditional, sacred and meditative music. Immediately accessible and sensitive, this music is like an inner journey: it opens our horizon, inspires us and connects us to our deepest roots. To listen to Soundfulness is to offer oneself a time filled with healing sounds, to salute the spirit and the force of nature and to open up to the meditative powers of sounds. Trust in the integrity of the musicians chosen to bring you into new sound rituals. Based on Hildegard von Bingen's Ordo Virtutum (ca. 1151), an electro-medieval oratorio combining Gregorian chant, samplers, synthesizers and cello! Ad Lucem is an intimate and meditative contemporary oratorio for voice, cello and electronics, which takes us into the high spiritual spheres of the soul and invites us to immerse ourselves in an experience of transcendence. Of dramatic and liturgical essence, the original work takes up the story of a human Soul in the grip of doubt and the temptation of Evil, which invokes the divine Virtues to help it fight the Devil. These allegorical characters will take the floor in turn, detailing what makes them strong, and unite in a heavenly army. Jean-Paul Dessy and Romain Dayez bring to light the monodies and Latin texts through their own musical language.

Product Description:

  • Release Date: May 12, 2023

  • Catalog Number: CYP0618

  • UPC: 5412217006181

  • Label: Cypres Records

  • Number of Discs: 1

  • Composer: Leon Beollmann; Reinhold Gliere; Paul Juon; Sergei Rachmaninoff; Camille Saint-Saens; Joseph Woelfl