Visions of Heaven

Music for Inspiration

Voices of Ascension
Dennis Keene, director

“Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory” 

Beautiful interpretations of sacred music – choral, organ, solo voice – to bring peace and comfort in today’s world. 
The album “Visions of Heaven” is a collection of perceptive musical messages – timeless melodies for the soul – chosen from among the most sacred and inspiring melodies of the classical world. Never before have the works of Bach, Durufle, and Barber (among others) been combined for a more spiritually uplifting collection. The beauty of the repertoire selected will appeal broadly to both secular and non-secular audiences alike. Lavishly packaged, this release invites us to listen in on just what heaven may sound like in the mind’s eye – inspiring experiences full of light, golden dreams and possibly even a flight with the angels themselves. Visions of Heaven will take listeners on a freeing and enlivening audio journey of discovery to that special place where only angels venture.
Invitation to Prayer; 
Palestrina: Jesu Rex admirabilis (Jesus, wonderful king); 
J.S. Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (from Cantata No. 147); 
Durufle: Sanctus (from Requiem, Op. 9); 
Holst: Ave Maria; 
Bach-Gounod: Ave Maria; 
Victoria: Ave Maria; 
Brahms: Chorale Prelude, Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele, Op. 122, No. 5 (Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness); 
Barber: Agnus Dei (Transcribed from Adagio, Op. 11); 
Dvorak: Tui nati vulnerati (Of your wounded son) from Stabat Mater, Op. 58; 
William H. Harris: Prelude in E-Flat; 
Farrant: Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake; 
Byrd: Rejoice, rejoice; 
J.S. Bach: Air on the G String (from Suite in D) arr. Edward Shippen Barnes; 
Durufle: Kyrie (from Requiem, Op. 9); 
Bruckner: Gradual: Os justi (The mouth of the righteous); 
Brahms: O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen (Blessed are ye faithful souls); 
Handel: He Shall Feed His Flock (from Messiah); 
Byrd: Justorum animae (The souls of the righteous); 
Peter Hallock: Let my Prayer come up as the Incense