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The Book of Rounds

The Book of Rounds
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The Book of Rounds
21 Songs of Grace

There has never been and album quite like this.  Not only is it an exquisite cycle of musical rounds, it is also a trans formative journey of consciousness with lyrics that offer a new vocabulary of mantra --in English.  This recording is intended to refresh you spirit, elevate your senses, and surround you with grace.

The Book of Rounds is a cycle of 21 songs conceived and written by Julie Flanders and Emil Adler.  Each round is a fugue of positive messages created to invoke a feeling of well-being in those who listen to, sing, or speak them. The music lifts the words beyond their ordinary meanings into an enveloping experience that is poetic and universal.  the rounds are both an expansive and intimate embrace of sound and meaning, offering messages that are revelations of what's best in ourselves and in others.

A round is a melody that harmonizes itself as it repeats, with voices entering at measured intervals and cascading over each other to create a kaleidoscope of meaning and beauty.  Through the repetition that defines it a round can have a contemplative effect.

The Book of Rounds
is divided into three chapters of seven rounds each, The rounds of Chapter 1 are the simplest, written for a Capella voices in uncomplicated phrases and in ordinary time signatures.  In Chapter 2, the rounds are written with more extended phrases and in more adventurous time signatures, featuring arrangements that introduce additional melodic lines and freer harmonies.  In Chapter 3, the rounds are the most sophisticated and daring featuring the addition of piano accompaniment and, notably, in "Joy," an ecstatic outburst of body percussion. 

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