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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?

Contents

  1. THE MYSTIC'S DREAM
    Music and Lyrics by Loreena McKennitt
  2. THE BONNY SWANS
    Music by Loreena McKennitt
    Lyrics traditional,
    arr. by Loreena McKennitt
  3. THE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL
    Music by Loreena McKennitt
    Lyrics by St. John of the Cross,
    arr. by Loreena McKennitt
  4. MARRAKESH NIGHT MARKET
    Music and Lyrics by Loreena McKennitt
  5. FULL CIRCLE
    Music and Lyrics by Loreena McKennitt
  6. SANTIAGO
    Music traditional,
    arr. by Loreena McKennitt
  7. CÉ HÉ MISE LE ULAINGT? / THE TWO TREES
    Music by Loreena McKennitt
    Lyrics by William Butler Yeats,
    arr. by Loreena McKennitt
  8. PROSPERO'S SPEECH
    Music by Loreena McKennitt
    Lyrics by William Shakespeare,
    arr. by Loreena McKennitt

 
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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[CD: Elemental] [CD: To drive the cold winter away] [CD: Parallel dreams] [CD: The visit] [CD: The mask and mirror] [CD: The book of secrets] [CD: An ancient muse] [CD: The wind that shakes the barley]
[CD: A winter garden] [CD: A midwinter night's dream] [CD: Live in San Francisco] [CD: Live in Paris and Toronto] [CD: A Mediterranean Odyssey] [CD: Troubadours on the Rhine] [CD: The journey so far] [video: No journey's end] [video: Nights from the Alhambra] [video: A moveable musical feast]

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