Her album, "The Mask And Mirror", has a song with lyrics from the poem at
the beginning of St John of the Cross' book "Dark Night Of The Soul". That
book is alluded to in TSE's Burnt Norton (line 160 & maybe line 96).
From: Gunnar Jauch [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2001 2:48 AM
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Subject: Re: OFF TOPIC - Dante's Prayer
Rickard Parker schrieb:
> Loreena McKennitt has a CD called "The Book of Secrets" and on it
> performs a song she wrote called "Dante's Prayer." Her web site
> Samples of her songs (excerpts in mp3, wav and aiff formats) can
> downloaded from: http://www.quinlanroad.com/sounds.html
> Or try this directly:
> Lyrics are at
> On the same CD she has set Alfred Noyes' "The Highwayman" to
> Rick Parker
Got that CD a short while ago, dear Rick.
"The Highwayman came riding, riding, / Riding, up to the old inn
On her other CD, "The Visit", she did a haunting rendition of
"Lady of Shalott":
On either side the river lie
Large fields of barley and of rye
That clothe the wold and meet the sky
And through the filed a road runs by
To many-towered Camelot
And up abnd down the people go,
Gazing as the lillies blow
To an island down below,
The island of Shalott.
She has prompted me to memorize the first part of the poem.
I'm glad about ANY topic that diverts the attention of the list from
TSE's *Uranian muse*... ;-)