Novus Magnificat: Through the Stargateby Constance Demby
In the mid-1980s, the New Age movement was busting loose. Spiritual channels and psychics predicted a major shift in consciousness. Spacemusic composer Constance Demby, who usually performed in concert with hammered dulcimer and gigantic bowed steel instruments, embraced the new MIDI technologies that offered virtually unlimited digitally sampled sounds at the touch of a keystroke. Demby created a monumental symphonic spacemusic album featuring sampled pipe organ, string orchestra, soloists, cathedral choir, and percussion, all swirled together with starstruck sound effects. The album begins with a delightful organ fantasia (more playful than a Bach toccata) as choral voices raise the celestial rafters. A solo cello soars contemplatively, then amid starry chimes, french horns signal the arrival at new plateaus of sound. When these "gates" finally open, the music becomes radiant. Through streaming light, the organ delicately begins a cosmic whirlpool that pulls the heavens down into your ears.
- Release Date:
- Hearts Of Space
Performance CreditsConstance Demby Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Piano,Multi Instruments,Emulator,Roland Juno 6
Michael Stearns Synthesizer,Multi Instruments,Musician
Michael Sterns Synthesizer
Technical CreditsConstance Demby Producer,Engineer
Michael Stearns Engineer
Warren Dennis Engineer
Anna Turner Producer
Geoffrey Chandler Paintings,Cover Painting
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A great composition! Space music at its' best. Great for meditation and relaxation.