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''Voice Of The Soul.'' Voices 16 (from Voices NZ Chamber Choir), Horomona Horo (Taonga Puoro). Atoll CD.
It toured the country in 2011 after taking part in the world choral symposium in Patagonia.
Last year, Atoll recorded most of that programme again in Auckland.
This contains seven items ranging from Hildegard von Bingen's Viridissima Virga, and Benjamin Britten's Five Flower Songs Op.47 to David Hamilton's Karakia of the Stars.
Other NZ works are Helen Fisher's Pounamu and Christopher Marshall's cycle Horizon 1 (Sea and Sky).
At 61 minutes, the programme could have been longer, but the singing is outstanding.
Highlight: ''Passionate music of the senses'' (Grylls).
Hosokawa: Orchestral Works 2. Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Lyon National Orchestra. Naxos CD.
Woven Dreams depicts the journey from womb to birth, played by the Scottish orchestra, which also contributes its chamber group for Blossoming II, continuing the composer's experiments with music as plant-like growth.
The French orchestra plays the composer's earlier nine-part suite Circulating Ocean, which revels in the ''flow and change of water''.
For him, ''the ocean is the birthplace of life, a being possessed of infinite depth and expanse''.
Hosokawa has written fine works on the theme of blossoming plants and is inspired by water's phenomenal continuation in the cyclic changes within nature.
Highlight: intuitive abstraction of nature in sound.