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About this Recording
Embracing the World
– David Lloyd-Jones talks to Jeremy Siepmann


Whether or not you follow a particular form of meditation, meditate for a specific reason, or simply need some quiet time to yourself, the music selected for Classical Meditation can help you to relax your mind and body, focus your thought, and refresh your spirit. The music in this collection is grouped into ‘sessions’, each of which may take you on a different imaginative journey. The first disc features choral music of radiant beauty, which seems to float freely outside time and space, inviting you to enter a realm of inner peace. The second disc presents music inspired by natural landscapes from around the world, celebrating our place in the world.

Disc 1

Pärt, Arvo
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  De profundis
1.   De profundis 00:05:56

Tavener, John
Blake, William, lyricist(s)

  The Lamb
2.   The Lamb 00:03:47

Barber, Samuel
Hopkins, Gerard Manley, lyricist(s)

  Heaven-Haven (A Nun Takes the Veil)
3.   Heaven - Haven (A Nun Takes the Veil) 00:01:43

Tavener, John
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  The Lord's Prayer
4.   The Lord's Prayer 00:03:30

Barber, Samuel
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Agnus Dei, Op. 11
5.   Agnus Dei, Op. 11 00:05:55

Tavener, John
Mother Thekla / Shakespeare, William, lyricist(s)

  Song for Athene
6.   Song for Athene 00:05:43

Pärt, Arvo
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Berliner Messe: Veni Sancte Spiritus
7.   Berliner Messe: Veni Sancte Spiritus 00:05:06

Tallis, Thomas
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Mass, "Salve intemerata" (excerpts)
8.   Agnus Dei 00:05:25
9.   Sanctus 00:07:47

Tallis, Thomas

  Salve intemerata virgo
10.   Salve intemerata virgo 00:23:14

Disc 2

Delius, Frederick

  2 Pieces for Small Orchestra: No. 1. On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
1.   2 Pieces for Small Orchestra: No. 1. On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring 00:05:53

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

  The Lark Ascending
2.   The Lark Ascending 00:15:03

Bliss, Arthur

  Conversations: No. 2. In the Wood
3.   Conversations: No. 2. In the Wood 00:03:24

Rautavaara, Einojuhani

  Cantus arcticus, Op. 61 (Concerto for Birds and Orchestra)
4.   I. Suo (The Marsh) 00:07:05
5.   II. Melankolia (Melancholy) 00:04:19
6.   III. Joutsenet muuttavat (Swans Migrating) 00:07:31

Sculthorpe, Peter

  Earth Cry
7.   Earth Cry 00:13:55

Pavlova, Alla

  Symphony No. 2, "For the New Millennium": III. —
8.   Symphony No. 2, "For the New Millennium": III. — 00:08:13

Elgar, Edward

  Sospiri, Op. 70
9.   Sospiri, Op. 70 00:04:28

Total Playing Time: 02:17:57

Barber, Samuel; Bliss, Arthur; Delius, Frederick; Elgar, Edward; Pärt, Arvo; Pavlova, Alla; Rautavaara, Einojuhani; Sculthorpe, Peter; Tallis, Thomas; Tavener, John; Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Bible - New Testament; Bible - Old Testament; Blake, William; Hopkins, Gerard Manley; Mass Text; Mother Thekla; Shakespeare, William

Edison, Noel; Fedoseyev, Vladimir; Judd, James; Lawrence, Douglas; Lintu, Hannu; Lloyd-Jones, David; Robinson, Christopher; Summerly, Jeremy

Elora Festival Orchestra; English Northern Philharmonia; Moscow Radio Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Maggini Quartet

Elora Singers, The; Ormond College Choir; Oxford Camerata; St. John's College Choir, Cambridge

Barton, William; Cox, Michael; Daniel, Nicholas; Greed, David; Petrenko, Jurgen

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular; Concerto; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Contemporary; Renaissance

Catalogue No: 8.570364-65

Barcode: 0747313036479

Physical Release: 05/2010

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