Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cantilena: Night Songs CD Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to Yellow Tail Records, we recently had the chance to review Cantilena: Night Songs from Around the World:




About the CD:
"Cantilena, the new release by classical guitarist Hilary Field and vocalist Patrice O’Neill, offers an evocative palette of night songs and lullabies from around the world. Spanning the globe from Romania to Sweden, Japan, Ireland, Argentina and beyond, the soothing multilingual vocals and rich musical arrangements highlight the lyrical and dynamic beauty of this music.
Cantilena, the follow up to the multi award winning Siente, also features the virtuoso acoustic duo Mike Marshall and Darol Anger, Grammy award winning English hornist Nancy Rumbel, as well as principal musicians from the Pacific NW Ballet and Seattle Symphony orchestras.
Cantilena is an Italian musical term for a smooth, flowing melodic line. These lyrical night songs and lullabies from world traditions and classical masters transcend generations, lending a blanket of calm in an often busy world."

What we thought: This CD is incredibly soothing and perfect for before naptime, bedtime or any time you just want to calm things down a bit. The music is beautiful and relaxing and the lyrics are sung quite angelically. This would make a great shower gift for a new baby's nursery or even used as calming music during childbirth. We played it to wind down our day and both of our little ones really enjoyed it. I especially enjoyed the sense of peace it brought to our home...sometimes right before bed can be the most stressful part of our day, but Cantilena definitely helped us ease into our routine without much fuss:) ABCD Diaries gives Cantilena: Night Songs from Around the World an A+!

And if you're in the Issaquah, WA area, check out the Cantilena CD Release Concert, Saturday - October 2nd - 7:30 PM@ BAKE'S PLACE - 4135 Providence Point Dr SE Issaquah, Washington


Buy It: Find Cantilena at your favorite in store or online music retailer.

Win It: Yellow Tail Records has generously offered two ABCD Diaries readers their very own copy of Cantilena. To enter, comment below!
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Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a copy of this CD for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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