Loreena McKennitt - The mask and mirror
This album has "Spanish, Celtic and Moroccan influences, with musical settings of poems by St. John of the Cross, W.B. Yeats and Shakespeare, through traditional folk song like The Bonny Swans, and the eclectic, richly-textured originals ..."
Loreena writes in the CD booklet:
I looked back and forth through the window of 15th century Spain, through the hues of Judaism, Islam and Christianity, and was drawn into a fascinating world: history, religion, cross-cultural fertilization ... From the more familiar turf of the west coast of Ireland, through the troubadours of France, crossing over the Pyrenees and then to the west through Galicia, down through Andalusia and past Gibraltar to Morocco ... The Crusades, the pilgrimage to Santiago, Cathars, the Knights Templar, the Sufis from Egypt, One Thousand and One Nights in Arabia, the Celtic sacred imagery of trees, the Gnostic Gospels ... who was God? and what is religion, what spirituality? What was revealed and what was concealed ... and what was the mask and what the mirror?
The mask and mirror - Quinlan Road/Warner Music, 1994 (4509-95296-2/4)
Cited text from a leaflet released by Quinlan Road.
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