On Music That Is Not Happy Clappy: A reflective spirituality radiates from these settings of Baha'i sacred texts
I've loved his compositions ever since I first heard them. I find it difficult to describe Richard's music. Perhaps it's easier to say what it is not than what it is is: it is not 'happy clappy'; it is not formal classical music; it is not pop. ...Overall, a reflective spirituality radiates from these settings of Baha'i sacred texts. This is serious music, but not self-important. It acts as a setting for the jewel-like texts, enhancing our appreciation for the Word of God without drawing attention to itself.
It's great seeing Barney's posts on Posterous. Here he introduces new music (for me, at least) from Richard Leigh. -gw
New CD Seed - 12 new settings of the writings of Baha'u'llah, Abdu'l-Baha, & The Bab is being recorded at present. written for both adults and children, it features the exquisite voices of Rachel Major and Emma Lewendon as well as Richard on guitar, violin, viola, accordion, kantele, voice & piano. Co-production is by Pete Maguire.