Voices Within

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Release date: May 06, 2008

Visions Within links the ancient past with the present to create a new spiritual sound. Robert Benford Lepley composed primitive-sounding chants woven into contemporary fugues and canons that circle around illusive poly-rhythms as well as other pieces with ancestral harmonies that evolve into lush tone clusters used in contemporary jazz. He uses Rilke s poems because their profound existential nature has the power to connect ancient symbols of the sacred; found deep within the human psyche with current forms of religious that explore the relationships between thought and emotion, life and death, fear and love, personal faith and social justice. Meryl Streep speaks the poems, while the music is performed by the remarkable New York Voices to bring Visions Within into being.

01. Poem: You Darkness, That I Come From – Meryl Streep
02. You Darkness, That I Come From – Robert Benford Lepley, The New York Voices, Amy London
03. Poem: Already The Ripening Barberries Are Red – Meryl Streep
04. Already The Ripening Barberries Are Red – Robert Benford Lepley, The New York Voices, Amy London
05. Poem: To Music – Meryl Streep
06. To Music – Robert Benford Lepley, The New York Voices, Amy London
07. Poem: My Life Is Not This Steeply Sloping Hour – Meryl Streep
08. My Life Is Not This Steeply Sloping Hour – Robert Benford Lepley, The New York Voices
09. Poem: I Find You In All These Things Of The World – Meryl Streep
10. I Find You In All These Things Of The World – Robert Benford Lepley, The New York Voices, Amy London
11. Poem: I Live My Life In Growing Orbits – Meryl Streep
12. I Live My Life In Growing Orbits – Robert Benford Lepley, The New York Voices, Amy London, Darmon Meader