New Music set to Ancient
Egyptian and Hebrew Texts
Double CD, 108
acoustic ritual of neo-ancient music recorded at world-famous Skywalker
Sound with nearly fifty musicians of diverse ethnic background.
Ancient Egyptian, Hebrew and Sumerian texts are brought alive on
two CD's. From sunrise to sunset to sunrise again, the recordings
move the listener through time, from birth to life to death to rebirth.
Unique orchestrations combine Western symphonic instruments with
traditional Near Eastern winds, strings and percussion. Highlights
include a riveting string quintet set to the Hebrew text of Psalm
104, and a stunning musical interpretation of Akhenaten’s
“Hymn to the Sun” in ancient Egyptian. "The Psalms
of RA" celebrates the sun as our common ancestor and source
of light, while offering a new vision of a spiritual foundation
for peace in the Middle East.