Treasure [Import]

Treasure [Import]

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by Hayley Westenra
     
 

Young New Zealand soprano Hayley Westenra's third album to receive an international release, Treasure is a personal collection of Irish and Maori folk songs, including "Shenandoah," "E Pari Ra," and "Danny Boy," recorded in Dublin together with a selection of classical-oriented tracks. As always, there is the minimum ofSee more details below

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Young New Zealand soprano Hayley Westenra's third album to receive an international release, Treasure is a personal collection of Irish and Maori folk songs, including "Shenandoah," "E Pari Ra," and "Danny Boy," recorded in Dublin together with a selection of classical-oriented tracks. As always, there is the minimum of instrumentation -- just a pure soprano voice, singing clearly and very beautifully. For the first time she includes a couple of her own compositions, namely the opening track, "Let Me Lie," and another plaintive folk song, "Summer Rain," beginning almost identically to Enya's "Orinoco Flow" and featuring pizzicato strings throughout. She sings the verse of "Le Notte del Silenzio" in English, while the chorus, on which she is joined in a duet by Humphrey Berney, is sung in Italian. There are a few very short tracks -- "Whispering Hope," an a cappella number with a choral backing, and "Santa Lucia" are only just over the two-minute mark, while "Melancholy Interlude" is even shorter -- and the album closes with the hymn "Abide with Me."

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/20/2007
Label:
Universal Import
UPC:
0028947585220
catalogNumber:
475852
Rank:
82460

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hayley Westenra   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Miles Bould   Percussion
Tony Hinnigan   Flute,Wood Flute
Nick Ingman   Piano,Conductor
Michel Pouliot   Drums
John Themis   Bass,Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Bass
Natalie MacMaster   Fiddle
Peter Fitzpatrick   Piano
John Parricelli   Guitar
Moore   Guitar
Alan Smale   Conductor
Metro Voices   Choir, Chorus
Irish Film Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Mac Morin   Piano
Rupert Christie   Keyboards
Wix   Keyboards
Brad Davidge   Guitar
Matt MacIssac   Human Whistle
Shane Hendrickson   Bass,Electric Bass
Katie Krykant   Background Vocals
Humphrey Berney   Vocals
Miche Pouliot   Drums
Matt MacIsaac   Human Whistle
Pat Fitzpatrick   Piano
Jenny O'Grady   Choir Master

Technical Credits

John Dowland   Composer
Gustav Holst   Composer
Giacomo Puccini   Composer
Cheryl Wheeler   Composer
Teodoro Cottrau   Composer
Alice Hawthorne   Composer
Nick Ingman   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Don Leady   Producer
Brian Masterson   Engineer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Nick Patrick   Arranger,Producer
Ron Hynes   Composer
Natalie MacMaster   Producer
Jeff Franzel   Composer
Steven Abbott   Management
Alan Smale   Orchestra Leader
Henry Francis Lyte   Composer,Lyricist
Donnell Leahy   Producer
Antonio Galbiati   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Nathaniel Chan   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Rupert Christie   Programming
Hayley Westenra   Composer,Lyricist,Liner Notes
Sarah Class   Composer
Michael Walters   Art Direction
Wix   Programming
Doug McKendrick   Engineer
Kathryn Nash   Management
Gerald Westenra   Management
Jill Westenra   Management
Alice Buckton   Composer,Text Translation
Rosetta Helen Elkin   Composer,Text Translation
Giuseppe Giacosa   Librettist,Composer
Luigi Illica   Librettist,Composer
Donald Leahy   Producer
Frederick Edward Weatherly   Lyricist
R.H. Elkin   Text Translation

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