℗ 2022 Cappella Romana
Released October 14, 2022
Duration 1h 27m 35s
Catalogue No. CR424-CD
Genre Classical (Choral)
 

Heaven and Earth

Cappella Romana, 45th Parallel Universe, John Michael Boyer

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Ikon of Light  
1.1
No. 1, Phós I
Sir John Tavener; Cappella Romana; 45th Parallel Universe; John Michael Boyer
3:59
1.2
No. 2, Dóxa
Sir John Tavener; Cappella Romana; John Michael Boyer
4:14
1.3
No. 3, Triságion I
Sir John Tavener; Cappella Romana; 45th Parallel Universe; John Michael Boyer
3:20
1.4
No. 4, Mystic Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Sir John Tavener; Saint Symeon the New Theologian; Cappella Romana; 45th Parallel Universe; John Michael Boyer
20:20
1.5
No. 5, Triságion II
Sir John Tavener; Cappella Romana; 45th Parallel Universe; John Michael Boyer
3:25
1.6
No. 6, Phós II
Sir John Tavener; Cappella Romana; 45th Parallel Universe; John Michael Boyer
3:57
1.7
No. 7, Epiphánia
Sir John Tavener; Cappella Romana; 45th Parallel Universe; John Michael Boyer
4:16
Heaven and Earth, a Song of Creation  
2.1
No. 1, Come, Let Us Worship
John Michael Boyer; Cappella Romana; John Michael Boyer
4:38
2.2
No. 2, Stretching Out the Heavens
John Michael Boyer; Cappella Romana; John Michael Boyer
2:49
2.3
No. 3, The Deep, Like a Cloak
Tikey Zes; Cappella Romana; John Michael Boyer
3:33
2.4
No. 4, He Waters the Mountains
Alexander Khalil; Cappella Romana; John Michael Boyer
5:40
2.5
No. 5, He Made the Moon
Kurt Sander; Cappella Romana; John Michael Boyer
5:49
2.6
No. 6, There Is the Sea
Matthew Arndt; Cappella Romana; John Michael Boyer
7:19
2.7
No. 7, May the Glory of the Lord Endure to the Ages
Richard Toensing; Cappella Romana; John Michael Boyer
8:52
2.8
No. 8, Glory to the Father… Both Now…
John Michael Boyer; Cappella Romana; John Michael Boyer
1:14
2.9
No. 9, Alleluia… Glory to You…
Richard Toensing; Cappella Romana; John Michael Boyer
4:10
Cappella Records proudly releases the double-album Heaven and Earth, performed by Cappella Romana with 45th Parallel Universe, directed by John Michael Boyer. The release also features the world premiere of "Heaven and Earth: A Song of Creation", a unique collaborative setting of the Creation Psalm (103 LXX) by six acclaimed Orthodox choral composers: Tikey Zes, Richard Toensing, GRAMMY® Award nominee Kurt Sander, Alexander Khalil, Matthew Arndt, and conductor John Michael Boyer. The Saint John of Damascus Society, which promotes new Orthodox choral music, commissioned "Heaven and Earth" for Cappella Romana in 2013 in honor of the 2012 Higgs boson discovery. Richard Barrett, Cappella Romana’s Director of Publications, says in his extensive essay that "Ikon of Light" and "Heaven and Earth" are “complementary musical compositions that focus on these parallel aspects of light—supernatural and natural—in Orthodox spirituality.” The two works offer a transcendent experience of musical beauty–one informed by Orthodox spirituality and influenced by the contours of Byzantine chant. "Ikon of Light" explores the inner, mystical illumination of the soul as described by the medieval mystic St. Symeon the New Theologian. "Heaven and Earth" weaves Renaissance counterpoint, Slavic harmony, Georgian polyphony, and more around a central Byzantine melodic line. The composers create a tapestry of shimmering harmonies that finds unity through diversity, underscoring the Creation Psalm’s theme: “How magnified are your works, O Lord. With wisdom have You made them all!”
192 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Cappella Romana Studio Masters
Track title
Peak
(dB FS)
RMS
(dB FS)
LUFS
(integrated)
DR
Album average
Range of values
-1.44
-5.57 to -0.33
-22.38
-28.15 to -19.66
-18.38
-21.40 to -14.80
12
10 to 15
1.1
No. 1, Phós I
-2.46-28.15-21.415
1.2
No. 2, Dóxa
-5.57-23.11-19.210
1.3
No. 3, Triságion I
-1.79-21.48-18.012
1.4
No. 4, Mystic Prayer to the Holy Spirit
-0.45-23.14-19.314
1.5
No. 5, Triságion II
-2.03-21.33-18.012
1.6
No. 6, Phós II
-0.51-22.80-16.012
1.7
No. 7, Epiphánia
-2.74-20.17-16.511
2.1
No. 1, Come, Let Us Worship
-0.33-23.29-20.413
2.2
No. 2, Stretching Out the Heavens
-1.86-21.20-18.111
2.3
No. 3, The Deep, Like a Cloak
-1.00-20.52-17.112
2.4
No. 4, He Waters the Mountains
-0.38-22.54-19.614
2.5
No. 5, He Made the Moon
-0.33-23.26-18.814
2.6
No. 6, There Is the Sea
-0.33-21.79-18.313
2.7
No. 7, May the Glory of the Lord Endure to the Ages
-0.33-22.64-18.814
2.8
No. 8, Glory to the Father… Both Now…
-2.65-23.06-19.711
2.9
No. 9, Alleluia… Glory to You…
-0.33-19.66-14.811

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