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Hymnody of Earth
Malcolm Dalglish and the Ooolites
Hymnody of Earth
Genres: Folk, World Music, Special Interest, New Age, Pop
 
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A ceremony of songs for choir, hammer dulcimer, and percussion. Composed and arranged by Malcolm Dalglish. Featuring the poetry of Wendell Berry. Songs are in praise of the beauty and glory of nature.

      
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All Artists: Malcolm Dalglish and the Ooolites
Title: Hymnody of Earth
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ooolitic Music
Original Release Date: 12/2/1997
Re-Release Date: 10/1/1997
Genres: Folk, World Music, Special Interest, New Age, Pop
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Meditation
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 647320111124

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A ceremony of songs for choir, hammer dulcimer, and percussion. Composed and arranged by Malcolm Dalglish. Featuring the poetry of Wendell Berry. Songs are in praise of the beauty and glory of nature.

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Once in a while one finds a gem
S. Haninger | Columbus, Ohio | 12/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have had a copy of this CD for a couple of weeks purchased through this site. I have enjoyed the hammered dulcimer artistry of of Malcolm Dalglish for some time and took a chance in purchasing this offering. My first impression was that it was sort of unusual but had a certain delight in the rich harmonies which reminded me of a group called the Free Design I listened to years ago. But, it also has hints of "Shape Note" style singing which, to some who do not know it's history, can be a bit irritating as this type of hymn singing prefers vocal strength to purity and beauty. The CD comes with liner notes and words to songs and is best enjoyed by listening and reading to get a better interpretation of the themes and messages. This will make the whole album come alive. Once in a while one finds a gem and this is definately a gem."
Anyone who puts Wendell Berry's poetry to music has a heart.
seeker@adcomsys.net | The Great Northwest | 03/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Anyone who puts Wendell Berry's poetry to music has a heart that is full! The boys choir voices bring Wendell's words to a whole different experiential plateau. Sounds from heaven!"
Spiritual Flight
Wanda | Somerset, KY USA | 09/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have bought at least six copies of this cd to give to friends. The dulcimer accompaniment is lovely, but it is the vocal arrangements of the "hymns," both the poetry of Wendell Berry and some original lyrics by Dalglish, that make this music soar. Our college library owns an earlier version recorded with a boy's choir that I like even better, because the voices are even lighter, and I had visited this site hoping to find that it was being reissued, so that I could have BOTH versions to listen to. The pieces on this album have great beauty as well as depth and subtlety. One of my favorites is "Lay Me Low," a lament for the souls of the children (old and young) lost at Hiroshima. There isn't a sentimental note on the whole album. This is not your mother's new age muzak."