Horses in the Sky : Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

Oh, my broken lamb
I worry when you cry
Baby’s gonna fetch ya
Horses in the sky

Though dead hands ring the garden
And these are violent times
And violence brings more violence
And liars bring more lies

Though we were born defeated
Worried, tired and scared
And monsters build mean robots
Launching rockets into the air

And the wealth of our nations
Fed on angel blood
And our cities shot with moneyed schemes
Built on twigs and mud

And our schools look like prisons
And our prisons look like malls
And downtown’s just a sick parade
Where no one cares at all

And our heroes all died crazy
Broken, poor or shot
Let’s celebrate their tragedy
And sanctify the loss

And manifest the daydream
Like those who failed before
And glorify our small attempts
And hate ourselves no more

Blow words between this sucker’s teeth
And bind these panicked hands
Lose your heart like a clumsy bell
Please be well

Please be well
Please be well
Please be well
Please be well…

And all I true love
Is the light in my sister’s darling eyes…

Jisas Yo Holem Hand Blong Mi

Jisas, yu holem hand blong mi
Tekem long blong mi antrane quaia for yu
Hitlas huayebe gusa ki
long lis hala waala conyi kaiai for yu – hee eeh

Jisas, yu canda yira huu-huu-huu
hinte querri hissa huu-huu-huu
Fracissas ni canda hirla huu-huu-huu
hinte querri hissa

Bolwa yu candai quero yu
for sethe santayu for ya-for sis for mi
Wosre yu rere hi for her
rara efisuah en gus rasor

Jisas, yu canda yira huu-huu-huu
hinte querri hissa huu-huu-huu
fracissas ni canda hirla huu-huu-huu
hinte querri hissa

 

Jesus is watching over me;
Wherever I may go he is right beside me;
Jesus is watching over me;
No matter what I do his love will never cease;
My saviour and my keeper beside me;
All the blessings he has provided me;
He is there to comfort and guide me;
And his love will never cease.

Music from To The Wonder : Terrence Malick

“To The Wonder makes Tree of Life look like Transformers.” -Ben Affleck

  • “Now Now” Written by Anne Clark Performed by St. Vincent
  • “Quadrospazzed” Written and Performed by Thee Oh Sees
  • “Fratres for Eight Cellos” Composed by Arvo Part Performed by Hungarian State Opera Orchestra Conducted by Tamas Benedek
  • “Harold in Italy, Op. 16, II.” Composed by Hector Berlioz Performed by The San Diego Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Yoav Talmi
  • “Parsifal: Prelude to Act One” Composed by Richard Wagner Performed by Hanan Townshend
  • “Parsifal: Prelude to Act One” Composed by Richard Wagner Performed by The Mariinsky Orchestra Conducted by Valery Gergiev
  • “Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons), H0B.XXI;3? Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn Performed by Mozarteum Orchestra Conducted by Ivor Bolton
  • “Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 2, P.138? Composed by Ottorino Respighi Performed by Ireland National Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Rico Saccani
  • “June (Barcarolle)” Performed by Morton Gould at The Piano Arranged and Conducted by Morton Gould Composed by Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky
  • “Ou Tu T’Endors” Written by Michael Tuccio Performed by Ishtar Alabina
  • “Symphony No. 9 in E Minor ‘From the New World’, Op. 95” Composed by Antonin Dvorak Performed by the Bartlesville High School Band
  • “Miss Mary Mack” Traditional
  • “Symphony No. 3, Op. 36, ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Songs’ – II. Lento Cantabile Semplice” Composed by Henryk Gorecki Performed by Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Antoni Wit
  • “Symphony No. 3, Op. 36, ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Songs’ – III. Lento – Sostenuto Tranquillo Ma Cantabile” Composed by Henryk Gorecki Performed by Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Antoni Wit
  • “Unto Us A Child Is Born; Alleluia (From Christmas Cantata No. 142)” Written by J.S. Bach Performed by Hanan Townshend
  • “Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61, ‘Concerto for Birds and Orchestra’: III. Joutsenet Muuttavat (Swans Migrating)” Composed by Einojuhani Rautavaara Performed by Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • “Les Saisons (The Seasons), Op. 37b-June:Barcarolle” Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Performed by llona Pruyni
  • “Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102” Composed by Dmitry Shostakovich Performed by New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Christopher Lyndon-Gee
  • “The Isle of the Dead, Op. 29? Composed by Sergei Rachmaninov Performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Enrique Batiz
  • “Cosmic Beam Drone # 1” Written and Performed by Francesco Lupica
  • “Cosmic Beam Take 1” Written and Performed by Francesco Lupica and Lee Scott
  • “Cosmic Beam Take 5” Written and Performed by Francesco Lupica and Lee Scott
  • “Troops Advance” Written and Performed by Francesco Lupica and Lee Scott
  • “McKron Freaks” Written and Performed by Francesco Lupica and Lee Scott
  • “Prophecy of the Village Kremna” Written and Performed by Arsenije Jovanovic
  • “The Medusa Song” Written and Performed by Tatiana Chiline
  • “So Go” Written by Lauren Marie Mikus Performed by Lauren Marie Mikus and Hanan Townshend
  • “The Little Grey Wolf” Traditional Performed by Olga Kurylenko
  • “Bartlesville Fight Song” Performed by the Bartlesville High School Band
  • “Lahaul Valley” Composed and Performed by David Parsons

See also: Music from the Tree of Life.

100 Classical Albums You Should Own : Michael Kennedy

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Though perhaps a little overly taken by Beethoven and period instruments this list is extremely helpful in building a healthy library of music, despite its severe lack of sacred music. Click the above link for his write up of the recording details.

ORCHESTRAL, CHORAL, VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL

BACH
Concerto for two violins; Paris SO; Avid Records

BARBER
Knoxville: Summer of 1915; Dumbarton Oaks Orch; Sony

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No 3 (Eroica); BBCSO; Barbirolli Society
Symphonies Nos 5 and 7; Philharmonia Orch; EMI
Beethoven Symphony No 9 (Choral); Bavarian Radio SO; Philips
Violin Concerto; Berlin PO; Dutton
Piano Concerto No 3; NBC Orch; Naxos Historical
Piano Concerto No 5 (Emperor); Staatskapelle Dresden; Philips
Piano Trio in B flat (Archduke); EMI
Piano sonatas; Philips
String Quartets; Harmonia Mundi

BERLIOZ
Nuits d’été; Deutsches SO; Harmonia Mundi
Symphonie fantastique; Berlin PO; CBS.

BRAHMS
Symphonies Nos 1-4; Scottish Chamber Orch; Telarc
Piano Concerto No 2; NBC Orch; Naxos Historical

BRITTEN
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings; Boyd Neel String Orch; Decca
War Requiem; LSO and ECO; Decca

BRUCH
Violin Concerto No 1; LSO; Avid Records

BRUCKNER
Symphonies Nos 7 and 9; Berlin PO; DG
Symphony No 8; Vienna PO; DG.

CHOPIN
Artur Rubinstein; RCA

DEBUSSY
La mer; Cleveland Orch; Decca

DELIUS
Brigg Fair, Appalachia, Hassan; LPO; Naxos Historical

DVORAK
Cello Concerto; Jacqueline du Pré, BBC Legends
Symphony No 9 (New World); Hallé; Hallé label

ELGAR
The Dream of Gerontius; Hallé Orch; EMI
Symphonies Nos 1 and 2; LSO; EMI
Enigma Variations; LPO Live
Violin Concerto; LSO; EMI
Cello Concerto; LSO; EMI

HANDEL
Messiah; Toronto SO; EMI
Water Music and Fireworks Music; Minnesota Orch; MMG

HAYDN
Paris Symphonies Nos 82-87; Concentus Musicus Wien; Deutsches Harmonia Mundi
Symphonies Nos 96-99; Royal Concertgebouw; Teldec
Symphonies Nos 102 and 103; Chamber Orch of Europe; DG
London Symphonies; Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch; Nimbus

MAHLER
Das Lied von der Erde; Vienna PO; Decca
Mahler Symphony No 9; Berlin PO; EMI
Mahler Symphony No 10; Berlin PO; EMI.

MOZART
Symphonies Nos 40 and 41; Staatskapelle Berlin; DG
Piano Concertos Nos 22 and 27; Scottish Chamber Orch; Philips
Four Horn Concertos; Philharmonia; EMI
Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola; LPO; BBC
String Quartets K465 and K590; Nimbus
Clarinet Quintet; Musical Fidelity

RACHMANINOFF
Piano Concerto No 2; Philadelphia Orchestra; RCA
Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances, The Bells; WDR SO; Profil

RAVEL
Daphnis et Chloé; Boston SO; Philips

SCHUBERT
Piano Trio No1 in B flat; Cortot, Thibaud and Casals; Avid Records
Piano Quintet in A (‘Trout’); Artur Schnabel (piano), three of the Pro Arte Quartet, and Claude Hobday (double bass); Avid Records
Four piano sonatas including B flat (D 960); Alfred Brendel; Philips
Piano Sonata in D (D 850); Clifford Curzon; Decca
String Quintet; Hyperion
Winterreise; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Gerald Moore; EMI
Symphony No 9 in C major; LPO; EMI

SCHUMANN
Piano Concerto and Carnaval; Myra Hess; Dutton

SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No 7; Royal Concertgebouw Orch; RCO
Symphony No 10; Cleveland Orch; Decca
Cello Concertos Nos 1 and 2 LSO; DG
Complete String Quartets; Borodin String Quartet; EMI

SIBELIUS
Sibelius symphonies; Boston SO and LSO; Philips
Violin Concerto; Philharmonia Orch; Dutton

STRAUSS
Four Last Songs; Berlin PO; DG
Ein Heldenleben; Chicago SO; RCA

TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No 6; Mariinsky (Kirov) Orch; Philips
Piano Concerto No 1; NBCSO; Naxos Historical
Violin Concerto; National SO; Dutton

TIPPETT
A Child of Our Time; CBSO; Collins

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Symphony No 5; LPO; Somm
A London Symphony; Hallé Orch; EMI
Serenade to Music; BBCSO; EMI

VERDI
Requiem; La Scala Orch; EMI

WALTON
Belshazzar’s Feast; Philharmonia Orch; EMI
Symphony No 1; Philharmonia Orch; EMI
Violin Concerto; Philharmonia Orch; EMI

Continue reading “100 Classical Albums You Should Own : Michael Kennedy”

We Don’t Eat : James Vincent McMorrow : Lyrics

We Don’t Eat : James Vincent McMorrow

If this is redemption, why do I bother at all
There’s nothing to mention, and nothing has changed
Still I’d rather be working at something, than praying for the rain
So I wander on, till someone else is saved

I moved to the coast, under a mountain
Swam in the ocean, slept on my own
At dawn I would watch the sun cut ribbons through the bay
I’d remember all the things my mother wrote

That we don’t eat until your father’s at the table
We don’t drink until the devil’s turned to dust
Never once has any man I’ve met been able to love
So if I were you, I’d have a little trust

Two thousand years, I’ve been in that water
Two thousand years, sunk like a stone
Desperately reaching for nets
That the fishermen have thrown
Trying to find, a little bit of hope

Me I was holding, all of my secrets soft and hid
Pages were folded, then there was nothing at all
So if in the future I might need myself a savior
I’ll remember what was written on that wall

That we don’t eat until your father’s at the table
We don’t drink until the devil’s turned to dust
Never once has any man I’ve met been able to love
So if I were you, I’d have a little trust

Am I an honest man and true
Have i been good to you at all
Oh I’m so tired of playing these games
We’d just be running down
The same old lines, the same old stories of
Breathless trains and, worn down glories
Houses burning, worlds that turn on their own

So we don’t eat until your father’s at the table
We don’t drink until the devil’s turned to dust
Never once has any man I’ve met been able to love
So if I were you my friend, I’d learn to have just a little bit of trust

 

Little Tornado : Aimee Mann

Little tornado
Bane of the trailer park
Lifting houses
To leave your mark

Little tornado
Noah can build his ark
But he will never
Disembark

Make it go faster
Baby go faster
Make it go twice the speed
Of you and me

Litter tornado
You and the hurricane
Close your eyes and
go campaign

Make it go faster
Baby go faster
Make it go twice the speed
Of you and me

Oh, no, no we don’t
No, we don’t know
Oh, no, no we don’tNo, we don’t knowOh, no, no we don’t
No, we don’t know

Little tornado
Blew out the window pane
Left the inside
To the rain

Make it go faster
Baby go faster
Make it go twice the speed
Of you and me

’81 : Joanna Newsom

I found a little plot of land
in the garden of Eden
it was dirt and dirt is all the same

I tilled it with my two hands
and I called it my very own
There was no one to dispute my claim

Well, you’d be shocked at the state of things
The whole place had just cleared right out
It was hotter than hell, so I lay me by a spring
For a spell as naked as a trout

The wandering eye that I have caught
Is as hot as a wandering sun
But I will want for nothing more, in the garden
To start again
In the hardening of every new heart but one

Meet me in the garden of Eden,
Bring a friend, we are going to have a time
We have are going to have a garden party,
It’s on me, no sir-e, it’s my dime

We broke out hearts in the war between
St. George and the dragon
But both in equal parts are welcome to come along
To come along, I’m inviting everyone

Farewell, to loves that I have known
Even muddiest as waters run
Tell me what is meant by sitting alone in a garden,
Seceded from the Union in the year of  A.D. 1

The unending amends you made
Are enough for one life, be done
I believe in innocence, little darling, start again
I believe in everyone

I believe, regardless, I believe in everyone

Imagination & Cognition : Malick

“Malick’s unconcern for reality and coherence is more artistically and emotionally profound for its fidelity to real human lives than the films made by the younger generation of post-surrealist directors like David Fincher, Darren Aronofsky, and Christopher Nolan, who also make consciousness and cognition the subject of their films. We should bless this younger generation for keeping the avant-garde from becoming totally irrelevant in our blockbuster age. Yet as ground breaking as such films as MementoInceptionFight ClubRequiem for a Dream, and The Black Swan prove to be, such films divorce the imagination from reality with a hallucinatory savagery. By contrast, Tree of Life, in its reverence for nature and its fidelity to human decency and simplicity, proves itself a film full of grace, a rare compendium of the searching mind and soul both displaying and inviting contemplation on the order of things in the manner of an earlier generation of directorial luminaries–Tarkovsky, Bresson, Resnais, Antonioni, Bergman, Kubrick, and occasionally even Godard most prominently among them.”

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War on War : Wilco

It’s a war on war
It’s a war on war
It’s a war on war
It’s a war on war
It’s a war on war
It’s a war on war
It’s a war on war
There’s a war on

You’re gonna lose
You have to lose
You have to learn how to die

Just watching the miles flying by
Just watching the miles flying by
You are not my typewriter
But you could be my demon
moving forward through the flaming doors

You have to lose
You have to learn how to die
if you want to want to be alive, okay?

You have to lose
You have to lose
You have to learn how to die
if you want to want to be alive

You have to die
You have to die
You have to learn how to die
if you want to want to be alive, okay?