Voice of Joy

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Franciscan Friar Alessandro also known as Alessandro Brustenghi has achieved considerable fame on the strength of his first album, Voice from Assisi, and he is likely to win over new listeners with his second release, a Christmas album titled Voice of Joy. The program of religious-themed songs is well-suited to Friar Alessandro's light tenor voice, and though there are some stretches to high notes, notably in "O Santa Notte O Holy Night," "Agnus Dei," the "Ave Marias" by Bartolucci and Bach/Gounod, and "A Gaelic Blessing," his voice isn't taxed with truly operatic challenges. While Friar Alessandro has natural vocal ability and obvious personal charm, his uneven tone ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Franciscan Friar Alessandro also known as Alessandro Brustenghi has achieved considerable fame on the strength of his first album, Voice from Assisi, and he is likely to win over new listeners with his second release, a Christmas album titled Voice of Joy. The program of religious-themed songs is well-suited to Friar Alessandro's light tenor voice, and though there are some stretches to high notes, notably in "O Santa Notte O Holy Night," "Agnus Dei," the "Ave Marias" by Bartolucci and Bach/Gounod, and "A Gaelic Blessing," his voice isn't taxed with truly operatic challenges. While Friar Alessandro has natural vocal ability and obvious personal charm, his uneven tone and exertions are sometimes apparent, suggesting a lack of support from his diaphragm and a tendency to sing from the throat. Nonetheless, his fans will appreciate the warmth and smoothness of his singing without needing any displays of virtuosity or technical prowess, and the mellow, easy listening arrangements will appeal to his mostly crossover audience.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/2013
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 602537549290
  • Catalog Number: 001902202
  • Sales rank: 12,832

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Friar Alessandro Brustenghi Primary Artist, Tenor (Vocal)
The London Session Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Steven Baker Conductor
Regina Coeli Choir Choir, Chorus
Mark Griffiths Choir Conductor
Ezequiel Fautario Choir Director
Technical Credits
Adolphe Adam Composer
Charles Gounod Composer
George Frideric Handel Composer
Franz Gruber Composer
Marco Enrico Bossi Lyricist
Johann Sebastian Bach Original Material
Haydn Bendall Producer, Engineer
Mark Pinder Executive Producer
Isaac Watts Lyricist
John Francis Wade Composer
Joseph Mohr Lyricist
Domenico Bartolucci Composer
Steven Baker Arranger, Composer
Marco Frisina Composer
Traditional Composer
Cappeau de Roquemaure Lyricist
Tom Bailey Pro-Tools
St. Francis of Assisi Lyricist
Christmas Traditional Composer
Mazen Murad Mastering
Alphonsus Liguori Composer
Pier Quinto Cariaggi Composer
Charlotte Matthews Assistant Contractor
Tucker Robinson Pro-Tools
Sarah Brunton Marketing
Giulio Mancini Lyricist
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