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The Essential Sanskrit™ Series

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Essential Sanskrit™ is an on-going series of CDs designed to help yoga teachers and students of all levels deepen their understanding of the sacred sounds of Sanskrit and their accurate pronunciation.


Dream Chants

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Sacred chant is more than music -- it is sung prayer. The power of sacred chant to calm, to soothe, and to bring the listener into the presence of the divine is celebrated in spiritual traditions around the world. Here, two sacred traditions are merged. Favorite Gregorian chants from the West and beloved Sanskrit chants from the East are woven together with healing harmonies to assist in the deepening of relaxation, meditation, and restful prayer.

Jim Oliver (keyboards) is known widely for his work with the healing qualities of music and for his therapeutic compositions, including Harmonic Resonance. He has received an Emmy Award for his soundtrack to Life in the Stress Lane and served as composer-in-residence at Robert Redford's Sundance Institute.

Cynthia Snodgrass (vocals), a devoted practitioner of sacred sound and Sanskrit, is a musicologist by training and a student of religious ritual, Sanskrit, and sacred chant. She is founder of the Sacred Sound Institute.

Tracks:  
1. Gayatri Mantra Listen: Windows Media  or  MP3
2. Adoro te devote Listen: Windows Media  or  MP3
3. Guru Stotram  
4. Kyrie from the Mass of the Angels Listen: Windows Media  or  MP3
5. Invocation from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad  
6. Veni Creator Spiritus  
7. Saranam Lullabye  
8. Ubi caritas  
9. Lullabye for Baby Krsna  
10. Jesu dulcis  
11. Maha Mrtyunjaya Mantra Listen: Windows Media  or  MP3

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Waters from the Son/Waters from the Moon: An Altar of Sound

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This Altar of Sound™ is dedicated to the healing powers of water, light, and sound, blending Gregorian chants of the west and Sanskrit chants of the east with the soothing sounds of the Celtic harp. From the calming waves of a lullaby, to sung prayer, to repeated sounds that free the mind to cross over (as if by boat) the "waters of the world," music and mantra serve as vehicles for transformation and transcendence. Here are offered the peace and union of three ancient and sacred sound traditions. You are invited to let the waters wash through you, feel the light radiating within you, and allow the sounds to carry you.

Vyaas Houston (vocals) is the founder of the American Sanskrit Institute. A nationally-recognized teacher of Sanskrit, he is author of Sanskrit by Cassette and has recorded and translated many Sanskrit classics.

Mark Kelso (keyboards), a former Narada recording artist, is founder of Muddy Angel Music, and has produced nearly 20 solo and collaborative albums, including music soundtracks for the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

Jim Oliver (keyboards) is known widely for his work with the healing qualities of music and for his therapeutic compositions, including Harmonic Resonance. He has received an Emmy Award for his soundtrack to Life in the Stress Lane, has served as composer-in-residence at Robert Redford's Sundance Institute.

Sue Richards (harp), a Maggie's Music Recording artist, has performed at the White House and is a multi-Wammie winner. Four-time National Scottish harp champion, her recording Morning Aire won the coveted Wammie Award for Album of the Year.

Cynthia Snodgrass (vocals), a devoted practitioner of sacred sound and Sanskrit, is a musicologist by training and a student of religious ritual, Sanskrit, and sacred chant. She is founder of the Sacred Sound Institute.

Tracks:  
1. The Waters  
2. Peace Blessing (West)  
3. Gayatri Mantra & O Oriens Listen: Windows Media  or  MP3
4. Da Day Dawn Listen: Windows Media  or  MP3
5. The Water is Wide Listen: Windows Media  or  MP3
6. Ganga Stotram & Asperges Me Listen: Windows Media  or  MP3
7. Logan Water & Boyne Water  
8. Mahamrtyunjaya Mantra & A Porta Inferi  
9. The Rowing Song  
10. Peace Blessing (East)  
11. The Waters  

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