John Luther Adams: Canticles of the Holy Wind

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1 Canticles of the Holy Wind: I. Sky with Four Suns 04:09 96/24 Album only
2 Canticles of the Holy Wind: II. The White Wind 04:00 96/24 Album only
3 Canticles of the Holy Wind: III. Dream of the Hermit Thrush 05:25 96/24 Album only
4 Canticles of the Holy Wind: IV. Sky with Four Moons 03:41 96/24 Album only
5 Canticles of the Holy Wind: V. The Singing Tree 05:46 96/24 Album only
6 Canticles of the Holy Wind: VI. The Blue Wind 04:09 96/24 Album only
7 Canticles of the Holy Wind: VII. The Hour of the Doves 05:23 96/24 Album only
8 Canticles of the Holy Wind: VIII. Sky with Nameless Colors 04:20 96/24 Album only
9 Canticles of the Holy Wind: IX. Cadenza of the Mockingbird 05:21 96/24 Album only
10 Canticles of the Holy Wind: X. The Yellow Wind 04:02 96/24 Album only
11 Canticles of the Holy Wind: XI. Dream of the Canyon Wren 06:28 96/24 Album only
12 Canticles of the Holy Wind: XII. Sky with Endless Stars 03:44 96/24 Album only
13 Canticles of the Holy Wind: XIII. The Hour of the Owls 05:52 96/24 Album only
14 Canticles of the Holy Wind: XIV. The Dark Wind 04:06 96/24 Album only

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Lauded by the New York Times as a "...hypnotic and ethereally beautiful invocation of wind, sky and birdsong," John Luther Adams's Canticles of the Holy Wind, performed by the renowned chamber choir The Crossing, is quite possibly his most technically challenging choral work, and yet the music's mesmerizing aura of stillness encourages listening at its most elemental. The piece was composed for four choirs of eight singers each, and moves through spaces that are as fantastical ("Sky with Four Suns") as they are peaceful ("The Hour of the Doves"), always with a connection to the inner world within us, as well as the world around us. "John allows us to interrupt our otherwise endlessly forward-tumbling lives," notes Donald Nally, The Crossing's conductor, "and experience these sounds as if we were sitting in the woods for an hour. An hour of wind and of sky and of birds. We are drawn to this music, not just for the beauty of its shimmering harmonies and the overwhelming climactic moments, but also for way it inspires a ‘hearing’ of nature, in real time, as we sing it."