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Lou Harrison
La Koro Sutro
NA015

UC Berkeley Chorus: Philip Brett, dir; American Gamelan: William Winant, dir, John Bergamo, conductor; Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio

Nonpareil, to say the least: It's a choral setting of the Heart Sutra, translated into Esperanto.

--San Francisco Chronicle

The Esperanto title of "La Koro Sutro" means 'the Heart Sutra' which is among the most used and profound of Buddhist sutras. 'The Heart Sutra' is the essence of the Perfect Wisdom Scriptures (1st century B.C. onwards) belonging to Mahayana Buddhism. It refers to the heart of divine wisdom ('Hagia Sophia' in Greek). This philosophic text is approximately contemporary to the Byzantine era in the West.

Twice selected as one of the best recordings of 1988 by The New York Times

 

Track List

Lo Koro Sutro
1. Kunsonoro kaj Gloro 2:27
2. Strofo 1 4:42
3. Strofo 2 3:45
4. Strofo 3 1:24
5. Strofo 4 4:08
6. Strofo 5 4:27
7. Strofo 6 2:27
8. Strofo 7
Mantro kaj Kunsonoro 5:04

Varied Trio
9. I. Gending 3:15
10. II. Bowl Bells 3:07
11. III. Elegy 3:29
12. IV. Rondeau in Honor of Fragonard 3:12
13. V. Dance 2:05

Suite for Violin and American Gamelan
14. First Movement 7:20
15. Estampie 5:28
16. Air 3:58
17. Jhala I 2:24
18. Jhala II 1:19
19. Jhala III 2:00
20. Chaconne 5:29

Total: 72:39

 

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