|Blue Encounter||Grace||Taking the Waters||Entrata|
|Dwaallicht||Winter Child||Bridge of Dawn||Harmony of the Spheres|
The composer's main concern is spirituality and it was this spirituality which succesfully impressed itself upon the audience.
'Harmony of the Spheres' significantly placed at the end, testified to the ultimate way of vocal music making
Joep Franssens' music is very distinctive and very much his own. He is not interested in traditional concepts of form, yet the warmth of his sound world appeals to many listeners. Franssens is a musical omnivore.
One cannot stop playing this disc, because it is impossible to disentangle oneself from the magic of these magnificent scores.
The ' New Spirituality ' of Joep Franssens will undoubtedly for some be synonymous with decadence: it is probable, however, that Franssens, Tavener, but also Gorecki or Kilar, who are all creators of a music with a long and salutary breath, will more and more feed the inspiration of new composers.
It would not be in the least surprising if Franssens' Harmony of the Spheres would make it into international repetoire.
The tone is very much that of the best Magnificats - an elevated, serene affirmation of life, with moments of both intimacy and majesty. Franssens' setting is an unfurling of a widening and deepening sense of wonder and awe that proceeds with unhurried ecstasy to a climax of breathtaking, elemental joy.