Thursday, March 27, 2008

"Stories from the Human Village: War & Peace" by Susan Ferre' (Classical Artist from Texas(TX))

"Stories from the Human Village: War & Peace" by Susan Ferre' is a creative spoken word album that takes you on a journey through 400 years of human life. The format of the album is a combination of narrative tracks with musical tracks in between. The narrative tracks are well paced and tell an interesting story about changing kings and their influence on society, especially in terms of art and war. The musical tracks nicely capture the moods introduced by the narrative, and are generally based around the organ with organic elements here and there. Highlights include " Padre Rafael Angles, Aria in D Minor,".which is a down tempo piece with an emotion stirring arrangement. "Louis Vierne, E'toile du Soir" is another down tempo piece which also has a mysterious feel, and a silent element, where one feels like you could hear a pin drop in between measures. Other pieces such as "Fr. Antonio..." and "Louis Vierne, Carillon..." use blasting organ sounds to achieve a more battling and decisive feel. If you enjoy music that makes you think, especially about the subject of war, or you enjoy classical organ, you will like this CD.
-William and the Reviewer Team
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Completely new and unique idea for an organ concert, with a great review from The American Organist, Jan. 09. Worth hearing and enjoying!