Chanting for Peace: Praying with the Earth Meditative Chants & Prayers
John Philip Newell
with soloist Suzanne Butler
The perfect compliment to John Philip Newell’s “Praying with the Earth: A Prayerbook for Peace”, this audio CD invites and inspires us to live as those whose hearts yearn for peace.
We as Jews, Christians, and Muslims share a common spiritual descent, yet painful divisions between us lie at the center of much conflict and war in the world today. “Chanting for Peace: Meditative Chants and Prayers” brings to life the morning and evening prayers from “Praying with the Earth” that honor each of these traditions.
The chants, sung in English, have a descant in the original language from the three households of Abraham, Sarah and Hagar. The words are selections from the Quran, the Hebrew Scriptures and the Words of Jesus and are interwoven with prayers by John Philip Newell. The soloist and music director is Suzanne Butler who was featured on Newell’s previous chant CD, Sounds of the Eternal. The composer, Linda Larkin, is from Santa Fe. Spoken prayers are from John Philip’s “Praying with the Earth”.