Ha ha, Isaac is not to be faulted. What have you been telling him?Yorkie wrote: ↑<span title="Thu May 18, 2017 5:03 pm">6 months ago</span>@Surpinto
Thank you for your review - I think!
I thought we were on the same page musically before this but we couldn't be further apart on Salve Regina and Stabet Mater. Shrill that nearly made me choke on my tea. Poor Isaac, I hope he doesn't read that
We're pretty much swapped over on all the other songs too
If I remember correctly it was Ralph Skan's mum who recommended to RP that they should sing Dreaming of Home after she watched the film.
His performance is flawless; it's the overall arrangement that is problematic for me. I would absolutely love the song if it wasn't for this factor of shrillness and I like literally everything else about it except that. But it's a deal-breaker for me. In writing my review I listened to the song over and over again trying to get past that and I just couldn't.
And, that is the only song I have serious complaints about. The others are perfectly fine; some I like a bit more, others a bit less. For example, I like "Angele Dei" but wasn't as moved by it as others, who saw it performed live, were. So it's a question of the degree to which I like the songs rather than whether I like them.
My true disagreement with others fans appears to "Salve Regina" and "Stabat Mater". But hey I liked "Exsultate" too
So we may not be as far apart as you think, Yorkie.
I didn't know that! I am so glad they did it. It's a great song and they did it really well. If only it was TDL on solo.
It might just be a matter of opinion then - and that's quite alright.bachmahlerfan wrote: ↑<span title="Thu May 18, 2017 3:38 am">6 months ago</span>I haven't received my CD yet, but I've heard audio samples from the first minute or so featuring Isaac's solo, and I'm not hearing what you're hearing. To my ears, the lower strings are strong enough to balance out the higher instruments and soloist.Surpinto wrote: ↑<span title="Thu May 18, 2017 1:20 am">6 months ago</span>Stabat Mater
When I first listened to it, I did not care much for the piece because it’s a higher register song with a highly noticeable and unwelcome absence of a proper lower range. This would have served to counteract the listener fatigue that one gets listening to music exclusively in that same higher register. Part of the error here appears to be in recording Isaac with a closer microphone and then backing him with strings as it makes everything sound shrill; especially during his solo parts. Since this is how the song begins it in effect ruins the piece for me and makes it hard to enjoy the rest.