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Sacred Arias

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Download links and information about Sacred Arias by Andrea Bocelli. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Traditional Pop Music, Opera genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 01:11:13 minutes.

Artist: Andrea Bocelli
Release date: 1999
Genre: Rock, Pop, Traditional Pop Music, Opera
Tracks: 18
Duration: 01:11:13
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Ave Maria 3:45
2. Sancta Maria 3:33
3. Ave Maria, Arranged from Bach's Prelude No.1 BWV846 2:59
4. Ave Maria, Ellens Gesang III, D839 2:29
5. Panis Angelicus 3:31
6. Cujus Animam Gementem, Stabat Mater 5:29
7. Ingemisco, Messa Da Requiem 4:07
8. Ave Verum Corpus, K.618 3:03
9. Der Engel, Wesendonk Lieder 3:01
10. Frondi Tenere e Belle, Ombra Mai Fu, Serse, Act 1 3:53
11. Pietà, Signore 6:56
12. Domine Deus, Petite Messe Solennelle, Gloria 4:35
13. Mille Cherubini in Coro 3:52
14. Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht 3:05
15. Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful) 2:51
16. Gloria a Te, Cristo Gesù 4:21
17. Agnus Dei 5:24
18. I Believe 4:19

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Sacred Arias followed Andrea Bocelli's successful mainstream effort Sogno by a matter of months — a release strategy that suggests he wanted to shore up his classical audience after a pop-leaning effort. That's nonsense, however. For lack of a better term, Sacred Arias is a holiday album, released in November, just in time for Christmas. For much of Bocelli's audience, given that the arias are religious songs, they are holiday songs as well — after all, Ave Maria, which leads off the album, is an integral part of the holiday season, and "Silent Night" and Adeste Fideles are also here. But Sacred Arias is more than just a holiday record. It contains other arias that aren't specifically about Christmas, plus selections like Wagner's Der Engel, which isn't religious. Nevertheless, the album holds together fairly well, since the arrangements are of a piece, and Bocelli performs each in his signature style. He may not offer new interpretations of these standards, nor is his phrasing particularly unique, but nevertheless, he does deliver spirited performances of strong, albeit familiar, music in a way that's accessible to a wide audience. That's reason enough for fans to add this to their collections, especially as it is his first collection of arias and religious music. [The 2003 edition of Sacred Arias, Rovi