We are starting to get to know the Angels' voices better now but I cannot yet reel off the different parts in Salve Regina, though someone else may be able to. If not, I'll try to work it out in a couple of days time - I won't have time tonight or Tuesday but thereafter, watch this space!
Salve Regina is one of my favourites on the album but I voted for Agnus Dei which must be a difficult song to sing... but it's wonderfully well arranged and sung especially by four girls so new to classical recording.
I'll forgive them for not having voices deep enough to take on the male choral parts as well!
I've had great difficulty picking my favourite track, because I like most of the songs almost equally. I finally decided to vote for 'Agnus Dei', which is based on Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings. I've never enjoyed listening to Barber's music before, because I find most it heavy and tedious, but All Angels' exquisite harmonies lighten the piece and give it an ethereal quality. It really is a heavenly track!
For Salve Regina, I know that Daisy sings the first part and that Melanie sings the last part, but I am not sure about the order of the other two. I think that Laura sings the second and Charlotte sings the third, but I don't know for sure. Has anyone seen them sing this song live?
A number of the usual suspects (Roger, Dave, Steve, Stuart, Peter, Mark, Drew) plus Lyndsey witnessed Salve Regina at Westminster Abbey. (Our dear friend Ms Westenra was out the back at the time.) Rather than concentrating on the Angels' performance, I was attempting to video the event. As previously explained, the quality of the video was so poor that you cannot see which mouth was moving with each part. Sorry, we shall have to wait for another performance unless any of the above took notes.
I voted for "Windmills Of Your Mind". First "Songbird" was my favorite because I had the priviledge to enjoy the song during the All Angels live performance in Cadogan Hall. But after I'd bought and listened to the album I changed my mind. :exit:
The other songs are also great but in the end you can choose only one song. "Angels" is a nice song but it reminds me too much of Robbie Williams who is not my favorite musician to say it friendly. ;D
I'm curious about the other album versions released in other countries. Maybe they contain a few extra songs like "Amazing Grace" on the European version which can't be found in stores so far, only on iTunes UK.
I'm fairly certain it is Daisy singing the lead vocal on 'Windmills Of Your Mind'. I should be able to recognise her voice because I have a copy of her solo album 'Simply Jazz', although it was recorded a couple of years ago.
I will stick Dave's neck out too! I asked Steve Abbott this question quite a while ago. This was his reply: "Daisy sings all the low parts , like Windmills , Songbird , You've Got a Friend , Amazing Grace etc".