Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Hymn of the Pearl in Modern Music
Gilles Gobeil: Éclats de perle (2002)
Free adaptation of a gnostic text from the second century A.D. entitled Hymn of the Pearl and attributed to Bardesanes (152-222).
Songs from famous American composers Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Kurt Weil are juxtaposed to the ancient tale "The Hymn of the Pearl."
On the song “Hymn of the Pearl.” Schneider hits the high notes with impressive ease without really working up a sweat.


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