oṁ tryambakaṁ yajāmahe sugandhiṁ puṣṭi-vardhanam ǀ
urvārukam-iva bandhanān mṛtyormukṣīya mā ∫ mṛtāt ǁ
This mantra is from the Rig Veda, one of the sacred texts of Hinduism, sung here by Hein Braat, who composed the melody. Wikipedia gives this mantra a special significance around death – which is the gateway to freedom and rebirth.
It was introduced to Aerist as having been chanted by the Dalai Lama, with a complicated but engaging back-story. As the Dalai Lama is obviously Buddhist, it seems unlikely he would record this.
Miserere, (full title: Miserere mei, Deus, Latin for “Have mercy on me, O God”) by Italian composer Gregorio Allegri, is a setting of Psalm 51 (50) composed during the reign of Pope Urban VIII, probably during the 1630s, for use in the Sistine Chapel during matins, as part of the exclusive Tenebrae service on Holy Wednesday and Good Friday of Holy Week. (source: Wikipedia).
This haunting performance is by the Choir of New College, Oxford.
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Praeter Rerum Seriem (This is no normal scheme of things) by Josquin des Prez (1450-1521).
Performed by Lumina Vocal Ensemble, Musical Director Anna Pope. Recorded Live at Lumina’s 2004 ‘Pilgrimage’ concert in Church of the Epiphany, Crafers by Rod Capon.
Singers: James Scott, Kenneth Pope, Bernard Mageean, Martin Penhale, Tim Muecke, Rosemary Byron-Scott, Penny Dally, Anna Pope, Rachel Sag and Carolyn Wilkins. Photographs of Kangaroo Island and Crafers by Claire Booth. Photos of Sevenhill by Kenneth and Eleanor Pope. Film by Anna Pope. Recording available on Lumina’s first CD, ‘Music for the Soul’ (2007). For more info, visit lumina.org.au
Link to the Counterspark website, with free downloads.
Meditative/awareness music (originally chosen by DC Vision)