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"Kiss me, make me drunk with your kisses! Your sweet loving is better than wine. You are fragrant. You are myrrh and aloes, all the young women want you. Take me by the hand, let us run together! My lover, my king, has brought me into his chambers. We will laugh, you and I, and count each kiss, better than wine." (sample text from the Song of Songs)
The multi-cultural female vocal ensemble Tapestry has made two previous recordings for Telarc: Angeli, Music of Angels (CD-80448) and Celestial Light (CD-80456). Based in Boston, the women of Tapestry share their love for singing medieval music as well as a commitment to perform contemporary works that reflect a historical context.
Their current recording reveals the compelling contrasts in the sacred and secular meanings carried by the Song of Songs, from the monody of the earliest Hebrew cantillations and Latin chants to the popular Israeli folksong, Dodi Li. Also featured on this unusual program are several newly-commissioned 20th century settings by Ivan Moody, Shira Kammen, William Sharlin and Max Helfman, in Latin, Hebrew and English.
"In working with Tapestry, it has been fascinating to discover the variety of superb 20th century compositions available to us," says founder/director Laurie Monahan. "We have greatly enjoyed and been deeply moved by the music of the four contemporary composers represented on this recording."