Sacred Arias (Andrea Bocelli album)

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Sacred Arias
Bocelli Sacred Arias.jpg
Studio album by Andrea Bocelli
Released 1999 (1999)
Genre Sacred music, Classical
Length 62:25
Label Philips Records
Andrea Bocelli chronology
Sacred Arias

Sacred Arias (Italian: Arie Sacre), is the sixth studio album by Andrea Bocelli.

Released in 1999, the album, featuring music composed in traditional Christian styles, is not only Bocelli's most commercially successful classical album to date with over 5 million copies sold,[1] but also the biggest selling classical album by any solo artist in history.[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Caccini: "Ave Maria (Funeral for a Friend)"
  2. Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana – "Sancta Maria"
  3. Gounod: "Ave Maria"
  4. Schubert: Ellens Gesang, Op. 52/6, D 839 – "Ave Maria"
  5. Franck: "Panis Angelicus"
  6. Rossini: Stabat Mater – "Cujus Animam"
  7. Verdi: Requiem – "Ingemisco"
  8. Mozart: "Ave verum corpus", K. 618
  9. Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder, WWV 91/1 – "Der Engel"
  10. Handel: Serse, HWV 40 – "Frondi tenere ... Ombra mai fu"
  11. Niedermeyer: "Pietà, Signore"
  12. Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle – "Domine Deus"
  13. Schubert: Wiegenlied, Op. 98/2, D 498 – "Mille Cherubini In Coro"
  14. Gruber: "Silent Night"
  15. Wade: "Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful)"
  16. Lécot: "Gloria A Te, Cristo Gesù"
  17. Georges Bizet: "Agnus Dei" (Bonus)
  18. Eric Lévi: "I Believe" (Bonus)

Charts and certifications[edit]


In 2000, the album led Bocelli to receive an ECHO Klassik for "Bestseller of the year", as well as a 2000 Classical BRIT Award for "Album of the year", and a Goldene Europa for classical music, in 2000.[13]

PBS special[edit]

Sacred Arias: The Home Video, a DVD of a 1999 concert, filmed in the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Rome and conducted by Myung-whun Chung, of the music of the album was also released. The concert aired on PBS stations nationwide.

Sacred Arias Special Edition, a two disc set was also released in 2003, containing the DVD of the album.


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