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Esoterics: Mandala - Meditations on the wholeness of being

Song Name   Composer
Javdani (2003)   Eric Banks
Attaining immortality (2005)   Roger Nelson
All This    Diane Thome
Guang   Linda Waterfall
Supreme Virtue   Mark Adamo
And even my soul remains quiet - Meditations on Li Po (1994)   Stephen Paulus
I lift my eyes to watch the mountain moon - Meditations on Li Po (1994)   Stephen Paulus
And now the last cloud drains away - Meditations on Li Po (1994)   Stephen Paulus
Prologue: Clouds and Moon - Watching the Moon go down (2001)   John Muehleisen
Meditations on the Moon - Watching the Moon go down (2001)   John Muehleisen
Epilogue: The Moon in my heart -Watching the Moon go down (2001)   John Muehleisen
I take refuge - Songs of Enlightenment (2005)   Donald Skirvin
Verses and mantras of compassion - Songs of Enlightenment (2005)   Donald Skirvin
The fleeting world - Songs of Enlightenment (2005)   Donald Skirvin

Directed by Eric Banks

From the Sanskrit word for 'circle' or 'completion,' the title of this recording refers to a wide variety of symbols that prevail throughout several spiritual traditions. In more contemporary Western society, the concept of the mandala is used to describe the personal world in which one lives: the activities and interests in which one partakes, as well as those with whom one chooses to associate. MANDALA: such an all encompassing word makes a fitting title for a recording (a CD is a circle, after all!) of choral music themed around meditations on the wholeness of being. Singing in a variety of Eastern languages, The Esoterics have given voice to meditations of several faiths and spiritual practices, including verses inspired by Sufism (by director Eric Banks), Hinduism (by Roger Nelson and Diane Thome), Taoism (by Linda Waterfall, Mark Adamo, and Stephen Paulus), and Buddhism (by John Muehleisen and Donald Skirvin). Each of these eight self-published choral meditations has been composed in the last 15 years, and seven of these were first premiered in concert by The Esoterics. With MANDALA, The Esoterics has taken another step in its mission: to create and perpetuate a cappella choral music that embraces and illuminates texts found outside the Judeo-Christian canon, and gives voice to poetry, philosophy, and spiritual writings from around the world.

6012 00 1 CD $15.95   Mixed | Chorus | United States | A Cappella