Visionary music by Sarah Hopkins for choir, orchestra, didgeridoo, harmonic overtone singing, shakuhachi, cello and the celestial harmonic whirlies.
"Inspiring, heartfelt music, fabulous for meditation and massage, Honour the Earth calls us back to the very heart of life itself where we find ourselves resplendent, humbled and restored." Kerry Harvey
Tracks include: Honour the Earth as your Mother, Remember the Joy - Life is Sacred, Two Kyries from the Winds of Heaven, Past Life Melodies I and II, Return to Joy, In the Present and Reclaiming the Spirit.
The Gyuto Monks of Tibet in a unique collaboration with Sarah Hopkins (cello, voice, harmonic whirlies), Anne Norman (shakuhachi) and Chris Neville (didgeridoo).
"For the first time in their 2,500 year history, the Gyuto Monks of Tibet bring their ancient traditions of spiritual chant into collaboration with western musicians. The resultant experience is deeply transformational and ideal for meditation, massage and other healing modalities."
Tracks include: Eternal Blessings, Forgotten Times, Sonic Blue, Sacred View, Inner Journey, Bridge Between Worlds, Living Prayer Wheels, Remember the Joy, Offering, In the Present, Tantric Transformation, Evening Prayer.
Unique soundscapes reflecting the vast Australian landscapes. Music composed by Sarah Hopkins and Alan Lamb for cello, voices, harmonic whirlies and recorded telegraph wires.
Music from this CD was featured on Australia¹s Olympic 2000 bid CD.
"The first time I heard Sky Song I knew I was having what some people would call a transcendental experience. The music, which sounds as if it is coming from the stars, brought tears to my eyes." Richard Creswick, National Media Liaison Service, Darwin
Tracks include: The Winds of Heaven, Sky Song, Cello Chi, Mirages, Flight of the Wild Goose and New Journey
Uplifiting and inspiring music for choir, orchestra, didgeridoo, cello, bells and the celestial Harmonic Whirlies.
Composed by Sarah Hopkins, Shining is full of joyous melodies, chants and soul songs inspired by many of the world's cultures including Celtic, African, Polynesian, Aboriginal, Middle Eastern and Caribbean.
"This music received standing ovations from the 'full house' audiences following its first two performances."
Tracks include: Dolphin's Song, Shining, Tinka Linka, Call to the Ancestors, Hullayha, There is Beauty Everywhere, Koo-lay-ma, Yalla, When the Time is Right, Cooli Cooli Koo-pay-yah, Infinite Calm, Blessings for World Peace, Be the Joy, Freedom Flows, Rise to the Rhythm and May You Dance.
A teaching CD - "the Australian piece that has taken the choral world by storm!" Past Life Melodies for a 'cappella choir embraces several vocal qualities not traditionally used in Western choral music, including open-throated chant singing, earthy vocal drones, Aboriginal inspired chant and harmonic overtone singing.
This 70 minute CD includes spoken commentary from the composer Sarah Hopkins as she systematically rehearses Past Life Melodies with St Peters Chorale, and we hear inspiring performances of the full piece which open and close the CD.
This is a much sought after wonderful resource for choirs, choral instructions and students worldwide!
Unique soundscapes by Steve Roach (synthesizer) and Sarah Hopkins (cello, harmonic overtone singing and spirit catchers) combine with David Hudson's powerful didgeridoo playing. 'This is an important album which seems to know no barriers - it is world music, ambience, traditional music and electronics all blended together in a powerful and innovative mix.'
Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald
Tracks include: Red Dust & Sweat; Call to Kuranda; The Ancient Voice; Atmosphere for Dreaming; Darktime; The Initiation; Origin; Spirits; The Hunter; Awakening Earth; Land Sound; The Dreaming Place.
A 96 page full colour book with 73-minute CD featuring experimental musical instruments and their inventors from around the world - written and compiled by Bart Hopkin.
This book includes Sarah Hopkins and the Whirlies and the CD includes a beautiful whirly track "Kindred Spirits"
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