Awakening

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Robert Gass & On Wings of Song return with Awakening, a collection of eight chants from around the world. Subtle instrumentation weaves its way through the album, with pianos underpinning the gentle "Cuncti Simus" and drums and flutes adding to the tribal feel of the Gass original "Remembrance," but the focus, as always, is on the group's unified voices. On Wings of Song does a fine job adapting to the album's different chant styles, spanning the lovely Hindu chant "Chant of the Lotus Guru" as well as a 12-minute reading of "Lord's Prayer" and an 11-minute version of Pachelbel's "Alleluia." Guests such as Glen Velez, Steve Gorn, Margo Krimmel, and Omar Faruk Tekbilek...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Robert Gass & On Wings of Song return with Awakening, a collection of eight chants from around the world. Subtle instrumentation weaves its way through the album, with pianos underpinning the gentle "Cuncti Simus" and drums and flutes adding to the tribal feel of the Gass original "Remembrance," but the focus, as always, is on the group's unified voices. On Wings of Song does a fine job adapting to the album's different chant styles, spanning the lovely Hindu chant "Chant of the Lotus Guru" as well as a 12-minute reading of "Lord's Prayer" and an 11-minute version of Pachelbel's "Alleluia." Guests such as Glen Velez, Steve Gorn, Margo Krimmel, and Omar Faruk Tekbilek add to the album's authenticity and diversity, which is also enhanced by a 28-page booklet of descriptions and translations. Ultimately, Awakening does a good job of contemporizing global chant without cheapening it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/2003
  • Label: Spring Hill
  • UPC: 718795604326
  • Catalog Number: 6043
  • Sales rank: 254,507

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cuncti Simus (5:44)
  2. 2 Rememberance (7:20)
  3. 3 Shalon Rav (5:43)
  4. 4 Chant of the Lotus Guru (7:58)
  5. 5 Lord's Prayer (11:57)
  6. 6 Santa Maria (3:32)
  7. 7 Alleluia (11:08)
  8. 8 Jai Ma (8:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robert Gass Primary Artist, Chant, Tibetan Bells
Jonathan Goldman Chant, Tibetan Bells
Glen Velez Percussion
Steve Gorn Bansuri
Linda Goodman Vocals
Evan Harlan Accordion
Shira Kammen Vielle
Ian MacLeod Vocals
John Marshall Dumbek, Percussion, Bass Drums, Maracas, Taragat, Djembe, Cajon, Shaker, finger cymbals, Udu, Frame Drum
Omar Faruk Tekbilek Oud, Ney Flute
Steve Webster Electric Guitar
Robin Wills Vocals
Randy Armstrong Acoustic Guitar
Lyra Bessey-Engel Vocals
Rupert Clark Vocals
Sylvia Danskin Vocals
Deirdre DiDonna Vocals
Peter Engel Vocals
Laurie Farrell Vocals
Dawna Hammers Graham Vocals
Tod Gross Vocals
Jane Howard Choir Director
Krishnabai Vocals
Martha Leader Vocals
Greg Mott Vocals
Harry Newell Vocals
Nancy Rappaport Vocals
Janice Russotti Vocals
Susan Scheib Vocals
Divya Shinn Vocals
Sharmane Simard Vocals
Lesley Smith Vocals
Vijaya Stevenson Vocals
Elaine Bomford Vocals, Choir Director
Ginny Elkin Vocals
Danya Gass Vocals
Margo Krimmel Harp, celtic harp
Warren Laroche Vocals
Marie Littlehale Vocals
Bhaskar Marlin Vocals
Rodney Mashia Vocals
Hugh Renwick Vocals
Peter Johnson Vocals
Kathleen Stevenson Vocals
Diane Stolar Vocals
Chaula Hopefisher Vocals
Paul Dionne Vocals
Marvin Barg Vocals
Julie Corey Vocals
Guy Dedell Percussion, Shakere
Bob Goodearl Vocals
Linda Grollman Vocals
Devi Mathieu Choir Director
Joe Pollock Jr. Vocals
Robin Scheib Vocals
Cantor Robbie Solomon Vocals
Yatri Cathryn Taussis Vocals
Patricia Rose Wagner Vocals
Kimberly Jean Windbiel Vocals
John Ford Vocals
Technical Credits
Robert Gass Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes
David Glasser Engineer
John Marshall Contributor
Jeff Shuey Engineer
Steven Van Zandt Digital Editing
Mark Wessel Engineer
Allaudin William Mathiew Arranger
Lorne Bregitzer Engineer
Saadi Neil Douglas-Klotz Liner Notes, translation
Bill Horwedel Art Direction
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