Following his critically acclaimed albums Voice of Assisi and Voice of Joy, Friar Alessandro presents his beautiful new album Voice of Peace, with a universal message of spreading harmony throughout the world.
Despite not being a professional singer, Friar Alessandro has a fantastic natural tenor voice and an unstoppable passion for music. The majority of his performances are singing for charity in churches and auditoriums.
This album includes songs in five languages; Latin, Italian, English, French and German, with famous melodies taken from popular and classical music repertoire, including a brand new text written by the Friar for Albinoni’s Adagio.
Also on the album are Santo Francesco, a song full of emotion, which has hardly ever been recorded before, and is linked to the Franciscan order to which the Friar belongs and Gounod’s Ave Maria, performed with Bach piano specialist Ramin Bahrami.
Voice of Peace Track Listing
1. Amazing Grace (John Newton)
2. Resta con noi, Signore, la sera (Domenico Machetta)
3. Agnus Dei (Georges Bizet) - intermezzo from l'Arlesienne suite No. 2
4. Con te, Gesu (Jean Sibelius)
5. Ave Maria (Giulio Caccini, Vladimir Vavilov)
6. Aria da chiesa/Pieta Signore (Alessandro Stradella)
7. Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Johann Sebastian Bach) -from Cantata BWV 147
8. Ave Maria (Camille Saint-Saens)
9. Adagio (Remo Giazotto, Tomaso Albinoni - Lyrics by Alessandro Brustenghi)
10. Santo Francesco (Van Dyck - Lyrics by Padre Giulio Mancini)
11. Ave Maria (Charles Gounod, Johann Sebastian Bach)
12. Here I am, Lord (Daniel L. Schutte)