Allyson Adair | Lark Song

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Lark Song

by Allyson Adair

Adair’s voice combines the soaring range of the operatic soprano with the rich narrative of folk singing, infusing Celtic and New Age motifs with Christian themes.
Genre: Spiritual: Contemporary Christian
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1. Shining Night
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4:26 album only
2. River Song
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4:09 album only
3. Wings of Peace
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3:29 album only
4. Love Never Fails
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3:16 album only
5. Vision Upon a Psalm
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5:15 album only
6. Clarissima Mater
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4:53 album only
7. Lark Song
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4:55 album only
8. The Way Home
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2:20 album only
9. Out of the Fire
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6:43 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Lark Song" is a fresh collection of original songs, written and produced by opera-singer-songwriter Allyson Adair. Adair’s voice combines the soaring range of the operatic soprano with the rich narrative of folk singing, infusing Celtic, classical and New Age motifs with Christian themes. Lyrical melodies unfold over an ever-flowing tapestry of harp, piano and strings. Spiritual and secular worlds mingle, from the raw confession of Wings of Peace and the reliving of a treasured memory through River Song, to the Hildegard-inspired chant of Clarissima Mater.

While many of these songs were originally written as gifts for specific people, or as personal devotionals, Adair decided to record them after realizing the potential of folk and classical crossover genres in bridging the gap between two seemingly competing genres in Christian music.

On one hand there is the more classical strain of Christian music, which, while beautiful and sacred, is a little distant and less personal. On the other hand there is the contemporary, praise and worship style that everyone can participate in, but runs the risk of sounding like everything else on the radio.

Through “Lark Song”, Allyson bridges this gap with lyrics and melodies that are relevant and readily apparent to the heart, while still otherworldly enough to lift the soul beyond the mundane.

Music and lyrics by Allyson Adair
Recorded by Chris Mathews, Jr. at Joonior Studios, Port Orchard, WA
Piano: Caroline Pierce, Shawn Sehyung Kwon, Violin: Lara Moore, Viola: David Boe
Cello: Ava Aufderheide, Bass: Chris Mathews Jr., Guitar: Allen Trainer
String arrangements and track 4 piano arrangement by Andrew Jamieson
Piano arrangement track 3 by Donald Sosin and Caroline Pierce
Track 9 recorded at Dynamic Studio, Bangkok, Thailand


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Deborah

A gorgeous soprano voice and thoughtful Christian lyrics
How refreshing to hear such a gorgeous soprano voice with unique and fresh lyrics and melodies! The Christian music scene needs more of this music!

Jalhia

Magical!
Allyson's extraordinary musical talent is obvious, but what is truly unique to her, is that she put much more than her heart into every single title, she uncovered her gentle, caring and amazing soul. I am already looking forward to her next album, which by following her blog, might transport us into a more diversified type of register. A magical voyage indeed!

Andrew

Artistry, spirituality
With lyrics and vocal style that come from a careful dedication and passionate personal spirituality, this album is artistry at its best; an illumination of the joy, pain, love, and beauty in all of our lives.