Myriads – Full CD

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SPINE-TINGLING

This, combined with Tibetan prayer bowls, solo vibraphone notes bowed with a double bass bow, and harp ostinato patterns, created an ethereal backdrop over which the singers passed Bahá’u’lláh’s words between themselves, setting up spine-tingling effects where notes collided and then resolved, and tones were exchanged and transferred from side to side – creating something akin to a live stereophonic experience.

At other times, the choir reached a climax only to stop abruptly leaving the percussion ringing alone its faint, distant response. The work concluded with a breathtaking postscript in which the name of Bahá’u’lláh (Arabic for ”the Glory of God”) was repeated and intoned.