Himalayan Nights, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Carol Wright
This music written by J. Donald Walters was inspired by "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam," abut in an entirely different style of his theme-and-variation I, Omar. The first piece, nearly half an hour long, is "The Ancient Ruby," a leisurely invention that balances between the twangy lament of a southern guitar and the Indian alap. Lewis Howard plays tabla. The 25-minute "Ah Fill the Cup" is another slow raga for solo sitar that takes the mind to more abstract places. Lewis is featured on tabla for a short solo, "Music of a Distant Drum." The album ends with the stately "Through the Seventh Gate," undoubtedly a reference to the crown chakra. The piece has a definite rhythm; ...
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All Music Guide - Carol Wright
This music written by J. Donald Walters was inspired by "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam," abut in an entirely different style of his theme-and-variation I, Omar. The first piece, nearly half an hour long, is "The Ancient Ruby," a leisurely invention that balances between the twangy lament of a southern guitar and the Indian alap. Lewis Howard plays tabla. The 25-minute "Ah Fill the Cup" is another slow raga for solo sitar that takes the mind to more abstract places. Lewis is featured on tabla for a short solo, "Music of a Distant Drum." The album ends with the stately "Through the Seventh Gate," undoubtedly a reference to the crown chakra. The piece has a definite rhythm; one could almost march to enlightenment. The pieces do not accelerate into showpieces, and Agni rarely plays more than one note at a time. The album is suitable for relaxation, meditation, or massage.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/1997
  • Label: CLARITY SND & LIGHT
  • UPC: 798499501121
  • Catalog Number: 5011

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Ancient Ruby (28:46)
  2. 2 Ah, Fill the Cup - Raga Omar Khayyam (25:16)
  3. 3 Music of a Distant Drum - Raga Omar Khayyam (1:46)
  4. 4 Through The Seventh Gate - Raga Omar Khayyam (7:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Agni & Howard Primary Artist, Track Performer
Raga Omar Khayyam Sitar, Track Performer
Technical Credits
J. Donald Walters Composer
Robert Iriartborde Engineer
Mel Bly Producer
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