Heaven and Earth
Digital On Demand
Available October 21!
A song of Creation and Ikon of Light
Inspired by the discovery of the Higgs Boson, Heaven and Earth is a musical meditation on Psalm 103 (“Bless the Lord, O my soul”) by six Orthodox composers, including a double-choir motet by the late Richard Toensing. Sung in English with the traditional Orthodox refrains. Members of 45th Parallel will join Cappella Romana for Tavener’s Ikon of Light.
Heaven and Earth: A Song of Creation
Tikey Zes (1927–) • Richard Toensing (1940–2014) • Kurt Sander (1969–) • Alexander Khalil (1969–) • John Michael Boyer (1978–) • Matthew Arndt (1976–)
Ikon of Light for chorus and string trio, sung in Greek
Sir John Tavener (1944–2013)
John Michael Boyer, associate music director
Digital On Demand
Heaven and Earth Recording!
Cappella Records proudly announces the TWO-DISC release of HEAVEN AND EARTH, performed by Cappella Romana with 45th Parallel Universe, directed by John Michael Boyer.
Heaven and Earth is released on a Hybrid SACD in 2.0 stereo and 5.0 surround sound (DSM192K/24bit), recorded in DSD and Dolby® Atmos Spatial Audio and downloadable to audio servers and devices. The accompanying booklet provides an extensive essay on the work, the full texts used in the composition, composer notes, full translations, and beautiful photography. Cappella Records is distributed by Naxos USA.
HEALTH AND SAFETY: Cappella Romana follows CDC and local health regulations. All singers are fully vaccinated and are tested during the performance period. For more information, please click here.
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