Various Artists

Inspired Joy: Music to Enhance Your Spirit

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Inspired Joy: Music to Enhance Your Spirit presents uplifting classical pieces performed by the Chicago Symphony Chorus; soloist Lesley Garrett; and a small ensemble including flutist James Galway, organist John Grady, and Keith Jarrett on harpsichord. Highlights include "Spring" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Haydn's "Salvate Flores," Byrd's "Rejoice, Rejoice in Christ," and the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah. Works by Bach, Monteverdi, and Williams round out this soothing and inspiring album.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:15
Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1)
2 1:41
Concerto for flute & orchestra No.1 in G (very doubtful)
3 3:14
4
1:56
Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, motet for double chorus, winds, strings & continuo, BWV 226 (BC C2)
5 3:28
Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269
6 3:27
7 1:52
8 8:17
9 3:18
Recorder Sonata in C major, Op.1/7, HWV 365
10 1:53
Work(s)
11 5:49
12 3:39
13 1:01
Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56
14 4:06
Mass No. 17 for soloists, chorus & orchestra in C minor (fragment, "Great Mass"), K. 427 (K. 417a)
15 5:13
Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem)
16 2:42
Judas Maccabaeus, oratorio, HWV 63
17 1:54
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