14 Songs, 56 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Touches the Soul


Some of the most beautiful music ever written. The song Poeme brings forth every moment of sadness and longing that I have ever felt. It is exquisite. But there are so many songs on this album that can only be called perfect. Hymn to Hope, Sanctuary, Illumination all stir emotions in a way that no music has that I have ever heard. Being able to listen to this music every day is a blessing that I am so thankful for.



Not only does this sound like something you'd hear in a Final Fantasy game, but the song "Steps" fills my soul with hope of a new day, like someone walking up stairs with pride, ascending upward to greatness. Thank you iTunes, I apreciate that you put this into your inventory.



This album is beautiful. There is so much emotion and feeling in every song that it is easy to get carried off into the music.

About Secret Garden

The winners of the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest, Norwegian neo-classical duo Secret Garden formed in 1994 around Irish violinist Fionnuala Sherry and Norwegian pianist Rolf Løvland, the co-writer of Norway's 1985 Eurovision victor "La Det Swingge." Secret Garden's own Eurovision victory was notable as the first (and, so far, only) time a predominantly instrumental song has won the competition -- the contributions of guest vocalist Gunnhild Tvinnereim were clearly written to ensure the piece met with Eurovision's rules. Songs from a Secret Garden, the duo's debut album, was released later in 1995 and became a major hit around the world, as well as supplying Barbra Streisand with the hit "I've Dreamed of You," adapted from Secret Garden's "Heartstrings." Secret Garden also originated Josh Groban's "You Raise Me Up." Subsequent Secret Garden albums include White Stones (1997),Fairytales (1998), Dawn of a New Century (1999), Dreamcatcher (2001), Once in a Red Moon (2002), and Earthsongs (2005). A best-of, also titled Dreamcatcher, appeared in 2004. ~ Dave Thompson



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