Songs of Love, Light and Angels for relaxation, reflection, meditation and illumination, Heaven on Earth is the first of a planned series of recordings bringing together artists and creative ideas and techniques further expanding the genre for contemporary classical artists.
Heaven on Earth is a classical spiritual recording bringing together the angelic voice of soprano Tania de Jong AM (soprano) with the virtuosic genius of pianist, composer and arranger Joe Chindamo (composer and pianist), and guest artists including Zoe Black (violin) and orchestra performing originals and some of the greatest music and songs of all-time.
The album includes originals Heaven on Earth, Rainbow Shower and Peace Om shanti with compositions by Chindamo and lyrics by de Jong. There are also reinventions of some gorgeous standards including Summertime, Somewhere from Westside Story and La Vie en Rose and glorious classical reinventions of some of the greatest symphonies and concertos. The recording features the work of Beethoven, Mozart, Faure, Elgar and Dvorák though not always in the way you may expect.
The adaptations of these classic works are powerful reminders of the divine and timeless nature of some of these incredible works. With new lyrics and jazz, classic and contemporary improvisation there is a real play on musical notions of light, time and space.
The songs range from Mozart’s glorious Clarinet Concerto Adagio to Beethoven’s 5th Piano Concerto renamed Bring the Light, Elgar’s majestic Nimrod Variations retitled Light Eternal, Faure’s haunting Pavane as Angel Song and Dvorak’s New World Symphony as the moving spiritual Going Home.
Acclaimed composer Robert Haig Coxon has given Tania de Jong permission to write lyrics for his acclaimed piece Coming Home from Prelude to Infinity. This song is now retitled as Soul Journey. He has had number one hits in Canada and France and is especially renowned for the spiritual melodies he writes.
“In every piece there is something new that will bring you the music in a way you have not heard it before,” says Tania de Jong. “The songs are all about journeying beyond the here and now, opening your heart, finding your light, letting it shine, the importance of love and the reminder that there is only this present moment. I hope you find as much light, joy, love and peace in this music as I do.”
This recording is all about letting go, connecting to the higher universal energy within each of us – literally connecting us from earth to heaven and heaven to earth… and all that is!
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