The debut album by Forte, the cross-cultural trio of tenors who rose to prominence on America's Got Talent, is a stirring collection of popular ballads and classical crossover hits that are well-suited to the group's warm vocals and mellow style. Forte consists of tenors Josh Page, Fernando Varela, and Sean Panikkar, who were strangers before they tried out for the competition, but found their combined voices created a good blend for the lyrical melodies and rich harmonies they offer here. Included on this 2013 Columbia recording are the songs they performed on television, "My Heart Will Go On," "Unchained Melody," and "Pie Jesu," as well as other inspiring songs, such as "Caruso," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Somewhere," "Nessun dorma," "Something," "Silent Night," and "The Prayer," which they sing with America's Got Talent finalist, Cami Bradley. Lush orchestral arrangements lend the group a smooth background for their passionate singing, and the program is consistent in its sweet tones and sentimental moods. Columbia's recording is close-up, clear, and full of presence, so the artists' individual qualities are easily distinguished.
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Performance CreditsForte Primary Artist,Vocal Ensemble
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Richard Cottle Piano,Keyboards
Nick Ingman Conductor
Toby Chapman Guitar,Keyboards
Cliff Masterson Piano
Cami Bradley Vocals
Technical CreditsLeonard Bernstein Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber Composer
Giacomo Puccini Composer
Stephen Sondheim Lyricist
George Harrison Composer
Paul Simon Composer
David Foster Composer
Carole Bayer Sager Composer
Lucio Dalla Composer
James Horner Composer
Franz Gruber Composer
Richard Cottle Arranger
Nick Ingman Arranger
Alex North Composer
Nick Patrick Arranger,Producer
Hy Zaret Songwriter
Andy Zulla Engineer
Toby Chapman Programming
David Bett Art Direction
Joseph Mohr Lyricist
Cliff Masterson Arranger
Fusako Chubachi Art Direction
Gary Thomas Engineer
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I have loved these young men since the first time I heard them on America's Got Talent. The quality of their voices and the humility they show in their new found fame. Truly an inspiration to the youth of today. I see big things coming for Forte....God bless them
Forte debut CD is excellent. The 3 tenors Josh, Sean and Fernando are brilliant singers and when they sing harmony it is perfect. This is a must have CD. The first time I heard the CD I had tears. This tenor group has something no other tenor group has. I highly recommend a listen.
The Most Beautiful Music EVER I couldn't wait to get my copy and was thrilled even beyond my high expectations. I hope Forte have a long career and that I get to see them in person one day. A great Christmas gift, too.
I, too, have been following these young men since they began their America's Got Talent Contest. Their first audition was phenomenal. I have never looked forward to a first album before, but I was prepared to purchase one that very night. This one is equal to their talent. The sound is inspirational and so beautiful. I'm eager for the next already. I think they will be world renown before long.
INCREDIBLE music by three very incredible young men with an incredible story to share. PERFECTION!!! GRAND!!!! GO buy yours today!!!
Exceptional CD ea h individaul singers voice can be identified, and when coming together as one perfect harmony no other group is capable of achieving such heavenly harmony, defiinitely a must own CD..
This CD is beyond exceptional! Each track leaves you breathless and wanting for more! All three tenors have gorgeous voices and when they are combined together in harmony it is just magical! If you are thinking of making the purchase just do it as you won't be disappointed. In fact you will probably become a fan for life! Every song on this CD is wonderful (not just two or three like on most CD's) and brilliantly arranged! I very highly recommend this!
I am writing as I listen the this album and have been listening virtually non stop. Every song on this CD is exceptional and flawless. There is a song on here for everyone. The harmonies are perfect, the solos are amazing. Each voice compliments the other without overpowering each other. The ONLY song where I feel the power of Forte's voices are too much is The Prayer with Cami Bradley, she just does not have the voice to compliment theirs, it is weak. Other than that, I love every song on this CD and a recommend it to everyone. You will not be disappointed!
Outstanding and Addicting! Beautiful harmony, excellent song choices and musical background. this CD offers more than you could ever expect!. You will want to listen all day. I recommend it to everyone.
Forte should of won AGT! I hope to see you in concert one day! -Bay Area, CA