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Tania's Solo Albums

Magical Music, Divine Poetry

Presented by Tania de Jong, Music by Anthony Barnhill,

A timeless album for finding harmony within…and beyond for meditation, reflection, inspiration, ceremonies and more...

  1. There is no insurmountable solitude - Pablo Neruda
  2. We are the Ones We've Been Waiting For - Hopi Elders
  3. The Road Not Taken - Robert Frost
  4. The Guest House - Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmi
  5. The Breezes at Dawn have Secrets to Tell - Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmi
  6. Unending Love - Rabindranath Tagore
  7. Marriage - Kahlil Gibran
  8. Do not stand at my grave and weep - Mary Elizabeth Frye

Recorded in lockdown 2020 at our home studios.

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The Breezes at Dawn Have Secrets to Tell

Date Released: 2019

Divine angelic voices and original songs inspired by the wisdom of Rumi, Gibran and Ram Dass…for relaxation, inspiration and illumination.

This original album brings together the angelic voice and creativity of soprano Tania de Jong with guitarist and vocalist Ray Mathews, guitarist and gong player Mark Kastner and Peter Sprague - guitar, arranger, composer, and recording engineer.

Recorded at SpragueLand, Encinitas, California, USA.

“Tania has a beautiful and moving voice. Some graffiti on a wall said, 'Without music, life would not be fair.' After hearing you sing some favourites of mine, I'd say, 'Without Tania, life would not be fair.'”
Dan Millman, Mindfulness expert and author of best-selling Way of the Peaceful Warrior

“Tania's music touched my heart so deeply. I feel blessed that I experienced Tania live and her song 'Flying Free' brings tears to my eyes every time I listen to it.”
Heike Khemka

Featuring Tania de Jong AM (soprano) with Anthony Barnhill (composer and pianist) and guest artists including Zoe Black (violinist), Jonathan Morton (baritone) and orchestra performing originals and some of the greatest music and songs of all-time.

Flying Free is a classical crossover recording bringing together the angelic voice of soprano Tania de Jong with the virtuosic genius of pianist, composer and arranger Anthony Barnhill. Also appearing on the album is one of Australia's most acclaimed violinists Zoe Black and baritone Jonathan Morton. The album has been recorded with some of Australia's leading musicians.

The album includes originals Flying Free and The Everlasting Light with compositions by Barnhill and lyrics by de Jong. There are also reinventions of some gorgeous standards including Shenandoah and Danny Boy and sacred songs including two versions of Ave Maria, Panis Angelicus and the Yiddish prayer Avinu Malkeinu. This incantation seeks compassion and peace and an end to war and famine, hate and oppression. Very timely in a world that is ever more divided.

The recording features the work of Schubert, Handel, Caccini, Dvorak, Lehar, Korngold and Gershwin though not always in the way you may expect. There is a divine and timeless nature to these incredible works and Barnhill has created some magical re-inventions.

Heaven on Earth is a classical spiritual recording bringing together the angelic voice of soprano Tania de Jong with the virtuosic genius of pianist, composer and arranger Joe Chindamo. Also appearing on the album is one of Australia's most acclaimed violinists Zoe Black and baritone Jonathan Morton. The album has been recorded with some of Australia's leading musicians.

The album includes originals Heaven on Earth, Rainbow Shower and Peace Om shanti with compositions by Chindamo and lyrics by de Jong. There are also reinventions of some gorgeous standards including Summertime, Somewhere from Westside Story and La Vie en Rose and glorious classical reinventions of some of the greatest symphonies and concertos. The recording features the work of Beethoven, Mozart, Faure, Elgar and Dvorák though not always in the way you may expect.

The songs range from Mozart's glorious Clarinet Concerto Adagio to Beethoven's 5th Piano Concerto renamed Bring the Light, Elgar's majestic Nimrod Variations retitled Light Eternal, Faure's haunting Pavane as Angel Song and Dvorak's New World Symphony as the moving spiritual Going Home.

Tania will be donating 10 percent of the album sales to Creativity Australia's With One Voice program.

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Soundsations

Date Released: 2005

A sensational new relaxation album “Soundsations” - an ambient meditative musical journey. Featuring Christos Dorje Walker (ex-Buddhist monk) and Diva (soprano, Tania de Jong). Let go of who you think you are and dissolve into the blissful abyss of sounds and sensations created by Dorje & Diva. A pervasive experience of deep relaxation and meditative peace, Soundsations is a unique experience suitable for meditation, yoga, massage or simply creating an environment of peace and tranquillity.

“Could there be any sweeter mix than when the enlightened spirit meets the voice of the heavens on earth? This ethereal album is perfect for relaxation, meditation or any altered state that you desire to achieve.” Byron Echo

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