The Interior Christ

The Interior Christ
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UPC #: 615988000227
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Artist/Author: John Schlenck

The Interior Christ: Suite for Mixed Chorus with Occasional Harp

"Knock and it shall be opened" Impeccably performed by the Vedantic Arts Ensemble (14 world class choral singers), this suite is conducted by the acclaimed Timothy Mount and features harpist Susan Jolles. Together, they create music that ranges from quiet, meditative calm to soaring, searing intensity. Settings from the Christian mystics, the Ordinary of the Mass, the Bible, and the Hesychast Prayer, all celebrate the joy, struggle and consummation of inner peace and spiritual life.

1) Benedictus
2) Streams of Love
3) Kyrie Eleison
4) Gloria in excelsis Deo
5) Litany on the Prayer of Jesus
6) For They Shall See God
7) Thou Hast Drawn Me Up
8) Be Thou in Me
9) Lamps of Fire

Artist Profile
Timothy Mount, conductor, teacher and professional choral singer is Director of Choral Music at the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he teaches graduate conducting. His video, "Refine Your Conducting Technique with Dr. Timothy Mount" is distributed by Santa Barbara Music Publishing. He has conducted widely in the United States, the Netherlands, Korea and Taiwan.

John Schlenck a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, has served as music director of the Vedanta Society, New York, since 1961. He has composed numerous songs and large choral works, symphonies, piano solo works and chamber music. His interfaith cantata "Seek the Eternal" was performed at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago, 1993. Schlenck 's oratorio trilogy "A Mission to the World, for chorus and orchestra, vocal quartet and narrators, was performed at Alice Tully Hall in New York, 1994. In 1997, his Three Vedantic Hymns was released on the New World recording, Divine Grandeur.

1999 Vedanta West Communications

The Vedantic Arts Ensemble
Conducted by Timothy Mount
Susan Jolles, harp