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Sacred Music in Myriad Forms

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The list author says: "Sacred and spiritual music is universal and thus found in all forms and genres of music (which is the universal language). In no way attempting to be complete or even fully diverse this list will give my favorites; whole albums which are more spiritual vs. just a spiritual song (which many many bands, composers and singers have occasionally done). Viva la difference!"
Cho
Cho
"Tibetan nun beautifully sings sacred Buddhist texts with subtle soundscapes by American guitarist Steve Tibbetts"
Night Song
Night Song
"Pakistani Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, one of the world's greatest singers, and Canadian guitarist/ambient musician Michael Brook"
Namaste
Namaste
"A New-Age mix of various Asian inspired tunes and song, intended to create a meditative mood."
English Ladymass:Medieval Chant
English Ladymass:Medieval Chant
"Traditional (and beautifully done) English vocal music - 13th 14th century Chant Polyphony in honor of the Virgin Mary"
Evening Star
Evening Star
"Fripp and Eno (British prog-rock/ambient icons) with some subtle and sublime guitar, synthesizer and tape-loop interaction- some of the most beautiful and terrifying imaginable..."
Who's Next (Deluxe Edition)
Who's Next (Deluxe Edition)
"OK maybe not all the songs here are deeply profound and spiritual but enough are."
Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
"Genesis' 1974 - a prog-rock band at their peak - psychedelic rock opera. It's ALL spiritual."
Sutras
Sutras
"Scottish pop singer's gentle songs of love and enlightenment."
Now Is Happiest Time of Your Life
Now Is Happiest Time of Your Life
"Auzzie hippie shares the simplest of truths"
Dewa Che
Dewa Che
"Tibetan singer with traditional Tibetan Buddhist songs of devotion."
Shi De: A Call for World Peace
Shi De: A Call for World Peace
"More beautiful singing from Dachen Shak-Dasay."
Tibet Tibet
Tibet Tibet
"Yungchen Lhamo, devotional songs of Tibet, beautifully and simply sung."
The Yogi's Song
The Yogi's Song
"A contemporary Tibetan yogi with some authentic and simple (just his voice) traditional songs, chants and prayers."
Chod Feasts: From Cycle of Wrathful Black Dakini
Chod Feasts: From Cycle of Wrathful Black Dakini
"Chagdud Rinpoche, Tibetan Chod master presents this powerful and beautiful cycle of traditional practice-lineage melodies. A cappella, with bell and drum."
Remember Shakti [2 CD]
Remember Shakti [2 CD]
"John McLaughlin's band of world music virtuosos playing Indian inspired tunes."
Passing on the Tradition
Passing on the Tradition
"Traditional Indian/Hindu (very subtle & mellow) devotional tunes."
Raga Saraswati / Mishra Kafi / Mishra Pahadi
Raga Saraswati / Mishra Kafi / Mishra Pahadi
"Gentle traditional Hindu tunes, masterfully played."
Peaceful
Peaceful
"Young South Indian improvisational guitarist - like Bach crossed with Hendrix..."
Sleepless Nights
Sleepless Nights
"Legendary Indian slide guitarist (Mohan Veena) V.M.Bhatt teams up with his student, Matt Malley (former bassist of Counting Crows), for an energetic yet relaxing instrumental set."
Saltanah
Saltanah
"The meeting of India and the Middle East - Oud master Shaheen (of Palestine) and Indian Mohan Veena master Bhatt do improvisation magical."
Dust to Gold
Dust to Gold
"World-class Pakistani vocalist with band - traditional quwaali (Sufi devotional) music."
Egypt
Egypt
"World-class Senegalese singer pays tribute to his Islamic faith."
In The Heart of the Moon
In The Heart of the Moon
"Malian greats Ali Farka Toure (guitar) and Toumani Diabate (kora) in a beautiful, soulful instrumental collaboration."
Sacred Steel: Traditional Sacred African-American Steel Guitar Music In Florida
Sacred Steel: Traditional Sacred African-American Steel Guitar Music In Florida
"House of God church music (African American Pentecostal) - the sacred sound of the pedal steel guitar."
Sacred Steel Live!
Sacred Steel Live!
"Contemporary House of God church music."
I Know Who Holds Tomorrow (w/Cox Family)
I Know Who Holds Tomorrow (w/Cox Family)
"Alison Krauss & Union Station and the Cox Family - bluegrass/gospel at it's best."
Spirit of the Century
Spirit of the Century
"Gospel vocal ensemble covering traditional and contemporary (Ben Harper, Tom Waits & The Rolling Stones) spirituals, with fantastic back-up from John Hammond, Michael Jerome, David Lindley, Charlie Musselwhite and Danny Thompson!!!"
There Will Be A Light
There Will Be A Light
"Ben Harper and the Blind Boys of Alabama - modern gospel."
Hymns of the 49th Parallel
Hymns of the 49th Parallel
"Canadian torch vocalist covers some of the best songs from her country - not all written to be "sacred" perhaps, but done so here..."
In a Silent Way
In a Silent Way
"Moody, contemplative jazz (a hipper more electric Kind of Blue)."
A Love Supreme
A Love Supreme
"Spiritual jazz, the past."
Llyria
Llyria
"Swiss cool spiritual jazz, the future."
Music for the Motherless Child
Music for the Motherless Child
"Chinese pipa virtuoso Wu Man and English master acoustic guitarist Simpson improvise magic."
Robert Ashley: Private Parts (the record)
Robert Ashley: Private Parts (the record)
"Two sublime spoken-word stories of Robert Ashley with subtle accompaniment of piano and tabla"
The 6 Unaccompanied Cello Suites Complete
The 6 Unaccompanied Cello Suites Complete
"Classic German compositions, played by one of the greatest living cellist."
Music Of The Spheres
Music Of The Spheres
"English electric guitarist/composer's New-age symphony."
Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 / Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 / Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
"Rach 3 - one of my favorite symphonies - sacred? It does it for me."
Nos
Nos
"Brazilian 'opera' singer - classical sentiments with other worldly musical accompaniment."
In C
In C
"The beginning of the minimalistic movement (from 1964) - not only listenable and timely but also sublime."
Music for 18 Musicians
Music for 18 Musicians
"Sublime - minimalist music; perfection."