Dawn of a New Century

Dawn of a New Century

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From the rhapsodic opening to the victorious closing hymn, DAWN OF A NEW CENTURY casts a warm and dreamy spell. Norwegian composer Rolf Lovland and Irish violinist Fionnula Sherry created this album to celebrate the new millennium and their hopes for an eternity of love. The songs -- prayers, lullabies, and requiems sung in Norwegian, Irish, and English -- are lush

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From the rhapsodic opening to the victorious closing hymn, DAWN OF A NEW CENTURY casts a warm and dreamy spell. Norwegian composer Rolf Lovland and Irish violinist Fionnula Sherry created this album to celebrate the new millennium and their hopes for an eternity of love. The songs -- prayers, lullabies, and requiems sung in Norwegian, Irish, and English -- are lush and richly resonant: Violin, harp, traditional Celtic instruments, and orchestra seem to inhabit a magical, visionary realm. The Irish choir Anúna offers moments of pastoral grandeur on "In Our Tears/Dona Nobis Pacem," while Norwegian folk singer Anne Karin Kaasa calls like a siren in "Evensong." Irish dances and a cocky baroque gavotte liven the pace, but DAWN OF A NEW CENTURY is essentially an expansive embrace. The disc closes with the title track, a joyous march into the future that will give you goosebumps.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael Gallucci
The fourth album from these Norwegian new agers takes a more ambitious approach than its predecessors. Based around a conceptual theme having to do with the millennium, eternity, and destiny, Dawn of a New Century is primarily comprised of languid instrumental tracks. It doesn't get much more soothing than this.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/1999
Label:
Philips
UPC:
0731453883826
catalogNumber:
538838

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Secret Garden   Primary Artist
Terje Rypdal   Electric Guitar
Alf Emil Eik   Guitar,Background Vocals,Sampling
Noel Eccles   Percussion,Drums
Tom Hayes   Spoons,Bodhran
Karen Matheson   Vocals
Máirtín O'Connor   Accordion
Fiachra Trench   Conductor
Anúna   Choir, Chorus
Annbjørg Lien   Fiddle
Bjørn Ole Rasch   Keyboards
Pat Broaders   uillean pipes
Rolf Lovland   Piano,Conductor,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Michael McGlynn   Choir Director
John Tate   Conductor
Nikki Matheson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Steinar Ofsdal   Chinese Flute
Mick O'Brien   Human Whistle,uillean pipes
John Kavanagh   Narrator
Ottar Nesje   Percussion,Drums
Rolf Kristensen   Guitar
Anne Karin Kaasa   Vocals

Technical Credits

Alf Emil Eik   Programming,Engineer
Andrew Boland   Engineer
Fiachra Trench   Score
RTÉ Concert Orchestra   Contributor
Rolf Lovland   Arranger,Producer
John Tate   Score
Alan Smale   Orchestra Leader
Archie Moore   Engineer
Tommy Kane   Contributor

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Dawn of a New Century 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I discovered Secret Garden on Pandora Radio. I am buying all their cd's They create the most beautiful music in the world! LOVE It!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dawn Of A New Century grabs my spirit and takes me beyond the hurried daily routine to a place where peace and tranquility are the masters of time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amazing, one can not resist listening to every second of it. Its a remarkable work by these two composers, one wonders why such artists are not talked about much. Bravo!