Monday, December 21, 2009

Free Winter Solstice Music from the Paul Winter Consort

How about some music for the Winter Solstice from the Sampler for the 30th Winter Solstice Celebration Dec. 17-19 held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City -  http://www.solsticeconcert.com/. They just finished restoring this cathedral after working on it for over 30 years.

This free album features works from the Paul Winter Consort's Grammy-winning albums "Crestone" and "Silver Solstice" and the Grammy-nominated album "Earthbeat" with the Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble. The title is Solstice Journey, and you can down load or just listen to the entire nine track album on your computer for FREE.

There is also a nice review with some video clips of this year's New York concert in the 2 Witches blog

"It was truly a magical and awe inspiring event – the music floated through the cathedral, beating drums awakened the soul, the golden ship (symbol of the sun) sailed down the center aisle, the whales sang and the sounds of the night (owls, crickets) paid homage to the longest night and then the vibrating sounds of the sun gong were heard as it it was slowly raised 100 feet, all the way to the ceiling of the cathedral. We howled with the wolves and honored the Mother Earth." ...(Cont.)...

(Disclaimer) No one gave me or anyone else in COG anything to post this.