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Stella Novus

An aural voyage through the wonders of the universe

If the Hubble Space Telescope could sing about the cosmic discoveries it has made, this tranquil and moving suite of space music would be its symphony of discovery. Each piece takes the listener on a shining path through the cosmic web of existence, past newborn stars, starbirth nebulae, frozen clouds of light, and into the very heart of our galaxy. Let Geodesium Stella Novus transform your perceptions of the cosmos just as Hubble has extended our view across the vastness of space.

There are nine gloriously spacey pieces, mixed as stand-alone features. The album also offers an incredible bonus track: seven of the featured tracks are mixed into a 30-minute-long concert. It's the soundtrack music from one of Loch Ness Productions' most popular planetarium shows, HUBBLE Vision, for you to enjoy without dialog or narration. It's a chance to hear how the compositions were designed to flow from one to another with interstitial music, providing context for how they all relate to each other.

Bask in the music and immerse yourself in a special aural tour through the wonders of the universe — Geodesium Stella Novus.

The commercially-pressed CD is provided in a shrink-wrapped jewel case, with full-color cover, tray card and disc labeling.

1. Phases of Phaedra Engage on a cool, slo-mo drift through the galaxies; a stately cello leads you on a progression through the stellar cities of the cosmos.
2. Planetary Passages A relaxing cruise through the grandeur of the solar system, passing majestic planets, glittering ring systems and frozen moons.
3. Protostars Set yourself adrift on an ocean of stars, savoring the shimmering skyscapes that extend to infinity.
4. Deep Fields Cruise along Hubble's line of sight to contemplate in solitude the earliest stars and galaxies.
5. Starbirth Reverie Set your imagination free to dream of the tranquil voyages to the floating nebulae where stars are born.
6. Light Echoes

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Dramatic, frozen, deep, sonorous, echoing, sweeping, icy chimes, huge, penetrating, relentless, inevitable.
7. Carolyn's Galaxy This pretty orchestral string theme pays tribute to the beauty found in a special galaxy and its special inspiration.
8. Cosmic Web Explore the cosmic web of existence through this hymn to the vastness of our universe, where each star and galaxy is but one note in an infinite symphony of light and matter.
9. Stella Novus This mellow yet uptempo piece celebrates the shining new stars of the cosmos.
10. Hubble Suite
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A 30-minute bonus track! It features versions of cuts 2-8, as well as eight additional tracks unique to this suite, all blended together into a non-stop interstellar voyage.

 00:00 Velvet Darkness of Night
 02:17 Servicing Mission
 03:30 Transit 1
 04:04 Planetary Passages
 09:05 Transit 2
 09:30 A Star is Born
 10:51 Protostars
 12:18 Starbirth Reverie
 16:08 Light Echoes
 21:08 Globular Clusters
 22:09 Carolyn's Galaxy
 23:55 Heart of the Milky Way
 24:53 Deep Fields
 28:21 Cosmic Web
 29:47 Extended Vision