"Have you heard this?" review

This is a customer review of Whitbourn's "Luminosity"
5.0 out of 5 stars An NPR Driveway moment, April 24, 2010
James H. Taylor (McAllen, Texas USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: James Whitbourn: Luminosity (And Other Works) (Audio CD)
On Thursday April 22 NPR reviewed this album. I never would have found it on my own as I'm not a huge classical fan, nor one of choral music. But this music stopped me in myt tracks and had tears running down my eyes.

The etherial, beautiful sounds of multiple human voices combined with pipe organ, sitar, viola and other instruments is unlike anything I'd heard before, particularly in such a modern work. Most contemporary music that i am casually familiar with is so atonal to my ears as to not be of any interest whatsoever.

This is the kind of album that needs to be listened to in a darkened room on a quality stereo with no disturbances.

If music stirs your soul, this is a must-have.

Happy Listening!
Thanks for the recommendation. I will check it out. In a somewhat similar experience I was driving listening to satellite radio (Voce?) a couple of years ago, and heard "Chanticleer" for the first time (Sound in Spirit, I think it was). One of those magical moments.
Naxos 8572103?
You might want to checkout Arvo Part Spiegel im Spiegel on Brilliant Classics. Less is more and spiritually profound come to mind.