Liam Lawton is well known for his mastery of melody and prowess of prose. His music has become common repertoire for choirs and soloists throughout the world and has been translated into several different languages. National and international artists have recorded his songs, many of which have achieved platinum status.
Now from Liam Lawton comes a unique collection of orchestral music. Lumina is a beautiful recording of some of Liam’s best-known songs arranged by Mark Cahill. Track after track, each distinctive arrangement builds into a collection that offers moments of sorrow, joy, inspiration, and peace. Songs like “The Clouds Veil,” “Voice of an Angel,” and “There Is a Place”—well known for their original settings—are presented anew as florid instrumental arrangements by Mark Cahill, who uses the orchestra to its full ability.
The result is a marriage of harmony and melody performed superbly by the Prague FILMharmonic Orchestra. Featured among other instrumental solos is the haunting performance of Nigel Davey, the great traditional box accordion player, on “The Hiding Place.”
This collection is a must for all Liam Lawton fans, but also for anyone who seeks a place of solace and rest. In the midst of contemporary life, Lumina is a serene haven.