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album art Caedmon
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Released: Aug 3, 2011 | 1:10 PM
Category: Classical
Application: [unknown]
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 4.73 MB

Plays: 1488
Downloads: 7
Weekly Plays: 2
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Wednesday

License: No derivative works allowed
Caedmon is thought to be the earliest of English poets -

According to Bede, Caedmon was a lay brother who worked as a herdsman at the monastery now known as Whitby Abbey. One evening, while the monks were feasting, singing, and playing a harp, Caedmon left early to sleep with the animals because he knew no songs. While asleep, he had a dream in which an angel approached him and asked him to sing "principium creaturarum" (the beginning of created things). After first refusing to sing, Caedmon subsequently produced a short eulogistic poem praising God, the Creator of heaven and earth.
Upon awakening the next morning, Caedmon remembered everything he had sung and added additional lines to his poem.

Denise Levertov narrates Caedmon's miraculous vision in her poem to which I composed for soprano Arietha Lockhart. This performance was recorded live in the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta in 2002.

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soulima Artist

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Stunning soprano soloist, but the music is more so. Is it ok to say that I am hearing echoes(in places)of Mahler's Symphony #4, 4th movement? We heard that symphony live in chamber music form last Saturday at the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound, Ontario. James Campbell is the director of the festival, not sure if you have heard of it. I take it back. This is pure MLP Badarak. One day, I'm going to gather enough courage up to write for voice. Until then, I'll happily listen to your vocal music. 'Stand up! Make music.'....someone once don't stand,Mary... you sing it from the mountains!
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What a fabulous work, from the vocalist to the composition...Bravo awesome... smiley
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Extraordinary piece, I am amazed !
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