|Thread of Time – The Best of the Music of Enya|
|Studio album to Enya by Taliesin Orchestra|
|Released||March 12, 2002|
|Taliesin Orchestra chronology|
Thread of Time – The Best of the Music of Enya (2002) is the fifth album released by the Taliesin Orchestra, and is a tribute to the Irish singer Enya. There have been three other Enya tribute albums released by the Orchestra: Orinoco Flow , An Instrumental Tribute to the Hits of Enya , and Maiden of Mysteries .
The Taliesin Orchestra is an American musical group that specializes in remaking famous songs into orchestra-style melodies. The band's first album, Orinoco Flow: The Music of Enya, was a collection of songs originally created and sung by Enya; it was released in 1996. Since then the band has recorded several other albums, some of them being further Enya remakes, but also including albums of songs by George Winston and Jim Brickman. Originally on Anthem (1997) and again on Rock Rhapsody (2008) the band covered such famous songs such as Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The Wall", Eric Clapton's "Layla" and The Beatles' "Hey Jude". The band covered the famous music piece "Adagio For Strings"
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