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ELINA GARANCA - Meditation

ELINA GARANCA - Meditation

Elina presents a beautiful selection of spiritual music dedicated to the eternal search and longing for inner peace. It’s perhaps one of her most personal albums ever which connects the listener with Elina’s Latvian roots
Elina’s parents were involved with choral music, she grew up listening to this music and sang herself in choirs as a young musician, so it is a very important album to her personally, celebrating the origins of her own singing career
The album includes a couple of real discoveries like Praulinš’ Dievaines, but also some hit repertoire like the Cantique de Noel d'Adam. This is probably her most commercial album to date, the careful selected variety of the repertoire will attract a lot of new fans
Latvian choirs are extremely famous worldwide, so it was natural for her to want a Latvian choir with her for this recording
Two Latvian composers have been involved in the music for this recording – Ugis Praulinš for his work Dievaines, and Eriks Esenvalds who has written an a cappella arrangement (Allegri Miserere) especially for this recording
Elina is joined on this recording by her husband, the well-known Gibraltan conductor Karel Mark Chichon OBE. This is their second collaboration on disc for DG following the success of Habanera
  • Details

    1 Gounod: Sanctus [Messe solennelle de Ste. Cécile]
    2 Gounod: Repentir (O Divine Redeemer)
    3 Praulins: Dievaines
    4 Mascagni: "Regina coeli laetare" [Cavalleria Rusticana]
    5 Mascagni: Ave Maria [Cavalleria rusticana]
    6 Gomez: Ave Maria
    7 Mozart: 5. Laudate Dominum omnes gentes (Ps. 116/117) [Vesperae solennes de confessore In C, K.339]
    8 Bizet: Agnus Dei
    9 Puccini: Salve Regina
    10Adam: Cantique de Noel
    11 Vasks: 2. Dusi dusi [Silent Songs]
    12 Vasks: 4. Paldies tev vela saule [Silent Songs]
    13 Allegri: Miserere Mei, Deus
    14 Caccini, Vavilov: Ave Maria
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