A World of Prayer

Hear the convergence of Christian and Muslim holy texts on this edition of New Sounds. Norwegian folksinger Sondre Bratland and renowned Qawwali singer Javed Bashir perform psalms and hymns together from their different religious traditions both in mosques in Pakistan, and in two Norwegian churches. From a new CD called “Dialogue,” listen to their two voices, with nothing more than a hand drum as accompaniment. Also, hear Moroccan songs from the mixed Hebrew/Arab tradition of the piyyout from Rabbi Haim Louk, Sufi music from the Ottoman Empire by the Kudsi Erguner Ensemble, and more.

PROGRAM #2585: “A World of Prayer” (First aired on Wed. 9-20-06)





David Fanshawe

African Sanctus

Kyrie/Call To Prayer [2:30]

Silva Classics #6003 www.silvascreen.co.uk

Sondre Bratland & Javed Bashir


Across The River [4:00]
Heaven [5:00]

Kirkelig Kulturverksted #308 www.kkv.no*

Rabbi Haim Louk & Arabo-Andalusian Orchestra of Fez

Live, 6/29/00, Fes Festival of World Sacred Music

Rah Makain Khir [11:00]

Not commercially available. Check with Hatikvah Music in LA for recordings of Rabbi Louk: klezcorner@aol.com or www.hatikvahmusic.com

Kudsi Erguner Ensemble

Gazel:Classical Sufi Music of the Ottoman Empire

Efendimsin [6:30]

Times Square #90576 www.timessquarerecords.net OR www.silvascreen.co.uk

Lama Gyume & Jean Phillipe Rykiel

The Lama’s Chant

Hope for Enlightenment [7:30]

Sony Classical #62591** www.sonyclassical.com

Philip Glass

Songs from Liquid Days

Open the Kingdom [8:00]

Silva #6023 ** www.silvascreen.co.uk