Voice of Joy

Voice of Joy

by Friar Alessandro BrustenghiFriar Alessandro Brustenghi


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Franciscan Friar Alessandro (also known as Alessandro Brustenghi) has achieved considerable fame on the strength of his first album, Voice from Assisi, and he is likely to win over new listeners with his second release, a Christmas album titled Voice of Joy. The program of religious-themed songs is well-suited to Friar Alessandro's light tenor voice, and though there are some stretches to high notes, notably in "O Santa Notte (O Holy Night)," "Agnus Dei," the "Ave Marias" by Bartolucci and Bach/Gounod, and "A Gaelic Blessing," his voice isn't taxed with truly operatic challenges. While Friar Alessandro has natural vocal ability and obvious personal charm, his uneven tone and exertions are sometimes apparent, suggesting a lack of support from his diaphragm and a tendency to sing from the throat. Nonetheless, his fans will appreciate the warmth and smoothness of his singing without needing any displays of virtuosity or technical prowess, and the mellow, easy listening arrangements will appeal to his mostly crossover audience.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/29/2013
Label: Decca
UPC: 0602537549290
catalogNumber: 001902202
Rank: 81402

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Friar Alessandro Brustenghi   Primary Artist,Tenor (Vocal)
London Session Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Steven Baker   Conductor
Regina Coeli Choir   Choir, Chorus
Mark Griffiths   Choir Conductor
Ezequiel Fautario   Choir Director

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Charles Gounod   Composer
George Frideric Handel   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Marco Enrico Bossi   Lyricist
Johann Sebastian Bach   Original Material
Haydn Bendall   Producer,Engineer
Mark Pinder   Executive Producer
Isaac Watts   Lyricist
John Francis Wade   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Lyricist
Domenico Bartolucci   Composer
Steven Baker   Arranger,Composer
Marco Frisina   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Cappeau de Roquemaure   Lyricist
Tom Bailey   Pro-Tools
St. Francis of Assisi   Lyricist
Christmas Traditional   Composer
Alphonsus Liguori   Composer
Pier Quinto Cariaggi   Composer
Charlotte Matthews   Assistant Contractor
Tucker Robinson   Pro-Tools
Sarah Brunton   Marketing
Giulio Mancini   Lyricist

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