“The Wexford Carol” is believed to have come into existence during the 15th or 16th century and walks us through the story of Jesus’s birth.
The song “There She Stands” balances grief with hope.
“If I could be there with you.” Words made more poignant during these difficult days of separation because of the global pandemic.
“Little Drummer Boy,” a Christmas carol that has been redone many times, becomes a fresh, living story through Josh Groban’s performance. Listeners will find themselves tagging along with a little boy who wants to give the only gift he has—and will experience a deep thrill when that humble gift is presented.
“Adiemus” is widely attributed as the breakout piece that would define the emerging genre that came to be known as classical crossover. In other words, Jenkins’s music created an ambiance that other people were already longing for—they just hadn’t figured out yet how to give a voice to it.
The movie Pearl Harbor is a Jerry Bruckheimer show-stopper rich on patriotism and impressive visual spectacle. The soundtrack includes some of the best melody-driven moments of Hans Zimmer’s career.
In this album, Paul Schwartz reimagines sacred sounds and ancient texts into electronic music, then augments them with live vocals and instruments. Fans of classical music, new age music, folk music, and religious music may find that they are enjoying all their favorites together in one package.
Sunlight streams through the windows of the barn-turned-recording studio set back in the Western Massachusetts woods. The music that’s emanating from the four sets of strings feels both new and familiar. It is composed and improvised, uptown and down-home, funky and pastoral—and uniquely American.
With a career spanning more than thirty years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, conductor, and director, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of our time.