Music Review: 'In the Spirit: Sacred Music for Christmas'
In the Spirit: Sacred Music for Christmas
Christmas records by divas — pop or classical — too often go for the glitz. But not the AIDS-benefit album In the Spirit: Sacred Music for Christmas. Breaking with unwritten tradition, this offering from Jessye Norman is devotional, even reverent. Much of the credit should go to composer Bruce Saylor for his glowing arrangements of familiar (and unfamiliar) Christmas songs. As for Norman, her voice is rich enough to turn water into buttercream. A