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The Enchantment of Heavenly Love: Music of Neely Bruce

2000, Village Harmony and Friends.

Neely Bruce CD cover

Price: $14.99

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About this album

Neely Bruce is a remarkably gifted and prolific composer, with hundreds of works to his credit in a phenomenally wide range of styles, from rock opera to classical piano, from simple parlor songs to ultra avant garde vocal techniques.

Bruce writes, "... my view of the shaped note universe is that it is expanding," and his shape-note pieces testify to that view. He chooses interesting and wonderfully graphic texts from unusual sources (the works of Emily Dickinson, the King James Bible, Shaker tunes, and the Old Baptist Hymnal, to name a few), while capturing the traditional shape-note sound and rhythmic drive.

Recorded in 1997 at the historic Strafford Town House in Strafford, VT