Dawn of a New Century

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Barnes & Noble - Carol Wright
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 An?na 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...
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Barnes & Noble - Carol Wright
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.
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/1999
  • Label: Philips
  • UPC: 731453883826
  • Catalog Number: 538838
  • Sales rank: 47,871

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Moongate (4:31)
  2. 2 Prayer (4:35)
  3. 3 Elan (3:12)
  4. 4 Dreamcatcher (4:37)
  5. 5 Sona (4:22)
  6. 6 In Our Tears (4:42)
  7. 7 Children Of The River (3:51)
  8. 8 Evensong (4:27)
  9. 9 Lore Of The Loom (3:22)
  10. 10 Aria (4:21)
  11. 11 Divertimento (2:53)
  12. 12 Aquarell (4:38)
  13. 13 Dawn Of A New Century (6:14)
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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    I discovered Secret Garden on Pandora Radio. I am buying all the

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    More like an Olympic Theme Song

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    New To Secret Garden

    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.

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