Free

Free

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by Libera
     
 
After switching from Warner Classics to EMI Classics in 2003, boys choir Libera's first recorded effort for the new label was Free, a set of music that would come to define the way Libera released albums. Traditional religious hymns (and portions of the Catholic liturgy) and contemporary compositions both take their place on the set, all

Overview

After switching from Warner Classics to EMI Classics in 2003, boys choir Libera's first recorded effort for the new label was Free, a set of music that would come to define the way Libera released albums. Traditional religious hymns (and portions of the Catholic liturgy) and contemporary compositions both take their place on the set, all arranged for a treble boys choir and a methodically innocent ambience.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/2004
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
0724355782328
catalogNumber:
57823

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Libera   Primary Artist,Ensemble,Boy's Choir
Grant Smith   Group Member
Norm Hughes   Group Member
Robert Prizeman   Organ,Piano,Conductor,Keyboards,Choir Director
Alex Baroni   Group Member
Dominic Kelly   Cor anglais
Ian Tilley   Organ,Percussion,Piano,Keyboards
Christopher Robson   Vocals,Counter Tenor (Vocal),Soloist,Group Member
Chris Dodd   Percussion
Simon Beston   Group Member
Ben Crawley   Vocals,Soloist,Group Member
Helen Cole   Harp
Steven Geraghty   Clarinet
Fiona Pears   Violin
Joseph Platt   Vocals
Anthony Chadney   Vocals,Treble
Raoul Platt   Vocals
Raoul Neumann   Vocals,Treble

Technical Credits

Gustav Holst   Composer
Jean Sibelius   Composer
Walter DeLa Mare   Composer
Robert Prizeman   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Adaptation,Lyric Adaptations,Direction
Cecil Frances Alexander   Lyricist
Traditional   Composer
Ian Tilley   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Cecil Spring-Rice   Lyricist
Katharina Schlegel   Lyricist
Keith Gray   Artwork
Jan Struther   Lyricist
Walter de la Mare   Lyricist
Barbara Geraghty   Administration

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Free 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once again, Libera delivers an amazingly addictive top quality listening experience. Both their previous CDs, Libera and Luminosa, displayed their youthful talents to breathtaking effect. Now with FREE, they deliver their best CD yet. The compositions and arrangements by choirmaster Robert Prizeman are the work of a musical genius - with the benefit of being able to write the music for each individual boy clearly adding so much to the overall effect it has to be heard to be believed. The beautiful angelic voices of all the boys, individually and collectively, are a joy to be entranced by. Soloists Ben Crawley, Joe Platt, Chris Robson, Raoul Neumann and Anthony Chadney help provide a exquisitely moving atmosphere. It is virtually impossible to choose any favourite tracks. Though my personal favourites include Voca Me, Ave Verum, I am the Day, Lament, Adoramus and Twilight. Those who have seen Libera on Songs of Praise and Classic FM TV and heard them on Classic FM radio will discover a vast range of their talents in a marvellous combination of different yet similar "Libera sound" tracks. For those not yet familiar with Libera, this is an excellent opportunity to discover how magical music can be. A CD to savour every note of every song. It has been a long 3 year wait since their previous CD, but this more than makes up for it. Excellently engineered and mixed. A much improved insert as well. Faultless. Buy it. You can't fail to be disappointed. You'll find yourself listening to it many many times and enjoying it just as much as the first time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well....this album might be OK for others, but not as great as I had expected myself. After waiting for about two years since I bought the prevoius two albums, I feel a little dissapointed at this one. Libera and Luminosa still give me goosebumps while listening to them, an effect I have not experienced with Free! Think it over, before buying this title.