Calling All Dawns - Christopher Tin

Calling All Dawns

Christopher Tin

  • Genre: Classical
  • Release Date: 2009-10-01
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 12

  • ℗ 2009 Tin Works Publishing

Tracks

Title Artist Time
1
Baba Yetu [feat. Soweto Gospel Christopher Tin 3:29 USD 1.29
2
Mado Kara Mieru [feat. Lia, Ao Christopher Tin 4:45 USD 1.29
3
Dao Zai Fan Ye [feat. Jia Ruha Christopher Tin 3:15 USD 1.29
4
Se É Pra Vir Que Venha [feat. Christopher Tin 4:14 USD 1.29
5
Rassemblons-Nous Christopher Tin 4:27 USD 1.29
6
Lux Aeterna Christopher Tin 3:59 USD 1.29
7
Caoineadh [feat. Anonymous 4] Christopher Tin 5:44 USD 1.29
8
Hymn Do Trojcy Swietej [feat. Christopher Tin 6:48 USD 1.29
9
Hayom Kadosh Christopher Tin 1:45 USD 1.29
10
Hamsafar [feat. Sussan Deyhim] Christopher Tin 2:52 USD 1.29
11
Sukla-Krsne Christopher Tin 2:01 USD 1.29
12
Kia Hora Te Marino Christopher Tin 3:18 USD 1.29

Reviews

  • Spectacular!!!

    5
    By Sammy boy boy
    This album, with its mixture of songs from various countries, speaks harmony and peace with the melodies and orchestration. I recommend this to everybody, in fact, I recommend all of the world to have this!!! 100 Stars is my rating.
  • Wonderful

    5
    By Lolmsn
    Absolutely astounding.
  • Calling All Dawns a pleasure

    5
    By FlashDDG12
    Baba Yetu drew me to the album, and my love of that tune gave me faith to take a chance on the rest. I am not disappointed.
  • Incredible!!!

    5
    By Go 2 turtlepop.com!!!!!!!
    This music is incredible! Perfect to fit any type of attitude! Awesomely intense and brings power to me.
  • Great Music, but terrible editing by iTunes

    5
    By NordTexan
    I won't expound on the music, as everyone else can attest it's great. However, I am going to buy the cd, so that I have smooth transitions betweens songs and complete songs. The editing of the music to create the individual tracks butcher many of the endings or beginnings and when I listen, I find it very distracting. Sorry iTunes, but this was a big fail!
  • GRAMMY 2011 Best Classical Crossover Album!

    5
    By Bexpo
    I listened to this because it won the Grammy for the Best Classical Crossover Album in 2011. WOW! This album is Enchanting -- Luscious --Emotional --Grand --Ethereal --Soul Stirring! What a Masterpiece. Everyone else is right, IT is a SCORE FILLED WITH OPERA, WORLD, POP, CLASSICAL and gorgeous chanting/singing voices!
  • The Peak of Perfection

    5
    By August Dove
    Christopher Tin has gone above and beyond the call with this spectactular arrangement. This is easily the best album I've listened to in a very long time. With talent beyond most, Chris delievers perfection. If you do not currently own this album you must. Anyone who doesn't own this will be missing out greatly.
  • A brilliant blending of world music elements into a Western framework!

    5
    By IcarusSC
    I was sold on Christopher Tin from the first time I loaded up Civilization IV, and I when I heard (via Soren Johnson's website) that he had composed an entire album, I had to take a look. What makes Calling All Dawns so great? Oh, man -- where to begin? The performances are fabulous, and the all-star international cast of artists is absolutely amazing. Where else are you going to hear Japanese pop stars next to giants of the opera world? The extensive use of interlocking motifs throughout the disc is refreshing and intriguing, and always keeps me listening for more musical details. The brilliant song-cycle concept and the sheer musicality of the various languages used are amazing. But if I had to name just one thing, it's that Tin has taken elements of musical traditions from all over the world and has seamlessly fused them together into a Western/classical framework. The result is a musical composition that sounds simultaneously exotic and familiar. And you don't need to have a background in classical music to appreciate Tin's work. People keep stopping by my desk and asking what I'm listening to. Probably the most common comment I get on this is "Can we hear that international music thing again?" You won't be disappointed.
  • Absolutely Extraordinay

    5
    By Lucas Tuazon
    This song cycle is fantastic in every way shape and form! I've listened to it so many times and it never gets old. Christopher Tin has a true gift for writing music and this album showcases this perfectly. I highly recommend this CD to anyone! This is Christopher Tin's masterpiece. Buy now and you will NOT be dissapointed!!!
  • They don't make them like this anymore

    5
    By alexandertmw
    Here's an album where you can really hear the four long years it took to create. With "Calling All Dawns", Christopher Tin has made a true work of art that almost anyone can enjoy, and on many levels. Much has been said about "Baba Yetu" along with the other upbeat tracks that bookend the album, but it is in the under-mentioned "Night" section, ironically, where the album shines brightest. We know Chris' music can be joyful, epic, and uplifting, but from "Lux Aeterna" to "Hymn Do Trojcy Swietej", he achieves a new level of depth and emotional resonance through some truly heartbreaking music. "Lux" grows from its simple beginnings and sparse text into a lush outpouring of orchestral ear-candy. "Caoineadh" (pronounced "Keen", and my personal favorite on the album) features the wonderful singer-scholars Anonymous 4 delivering a solemn dirge that evolves from the haunting, often unusual harmonies of the opening to an expressive solo performance against a bare, ominous drone. After this comes the orchestral climax that is more than satisfying. "Hymn" covers the same emotional ground and is, once again, beautiful and heartbreaking - though by its choral conclusion we are already preparing for the inevitable return of day. And for those who might quibble about the length of this track, you have a 1:45 right after it. I wanted to give that section of the album proper recognition, but the entire album is a labor of love and a great success. There is something in here for everyone. Music teachers and students take note: there are many delicious examples of thematic unity to be explored here. Congratulations to Christopher Tin for this achievement. Now it is up to fans to spread the word and support this independent artist so that he can continue to give us music like this.

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