“Prayer Songs” is a CD for meditation and relaxation utilizing french horn and vocal harmonics. It is @38 minutes in duration with 9 separate pieces. All music was composed by Kathleen Nagy except the Latin hymn “O Sanctissima” and “Victimae Paschale Laude”.
Kathleen Nagy plays solo horn and combines vocal harmonics to create ancient, primal sounds that take you into a deep meditative state. Prayer Songs French Horn reviews from Gail Williams, International French Horn recording artist/teacher and Jack Covert, famous horn player recording artist and teacher have commented on the advanced CD release copies they received calling it “Interesting, different, beautiful horn sound, lovely horn playing”. This CD is being used by massage therapists and energy workers to enhance the energy of their sessions.
Prayer Songs CD $10.00
Track 1 – Invitation To Prayer– solo horn harmonics and voice
Invitation to Prayer conjures up visions of a shaman standing on a cliff overlooking the ocean playing a conch shell, calling people to prayer. The sounds are very primal and ancient. It features multi-layered horn and voice harmonics with call and response sections between horn and voice.
Track 2 – Hail Mother– solo horn harmonics and voice
Hail Mother is a piece that invokes the female goddess. Modeled after the Hail Mary prayer of the Rosary the text that underlies the melody is: “Hail Mother, full of grace, all life is in you. Sacred is thy sound throughout the universe, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, the earth. Sustainer of life, home of my wanderings, I pray, that my every breath will echo with your song. Now and forever…Amen”
Track 3 – There Will Always Be Enough – horn and piano
“There Will Always Be Enough”-for peace of mind in this challenging economic time. This Mantra melody is repeated 3 times on this track, to embed the melody in your mind play it over and over again. The way a Mantra or Chant works is, after you have repeated it over and over, when you begin to worry about money, the melody will start to play in your head, soothing your worries and wiping them away.
Track 4 – Resurrection – solo horn
Resurrection was first composed and performed for an outdoor Easter Morning Sunrise Service. As the reaching melody rises you can feel your soul being resurrected.
Track 5 – Forgiveness Chant – solo horn harmonics and voice
“Forgiveness Chant”- A concept whose time has come… The underlying text to this melody are in the context of an oath: “With this sacred breath, in the presence of all that is holy, I do now, in this eternal moment, forgive, forgive, forgive”—————–fill in the blank with whatever you want. This oath is followed by a chorus of “forgive” phrases and then repeats the oath section again. This Mantra melody is repeated 3 times, to embed the melody in your mind play it over and over again. The way a Mantra or Chant works is, after you have repeated it over and over, when you begin to obsess over your forgiveness issue, the melody will begin to play in your head helping you release your angry feelings.
Track 6 – O Sanctissima– solo horn harmonics
This piece is an old Latin hymn whose harmonic structure lent itself to my vocal harmonic chord style of playing. It’s precious and unusual.
Track 7 – Let It Go – horn, harp, voice, piano
This Mantra melody is repeated 3 times on this track, to embed the melody in your mind play it over and over again. This beautiful melody releases your worries and lulls you into a state of acceptance and grace.
Track 8 – Victimae Paschale Laude – solo horn and vocal harmonics
This ancient Gregorian Chant melody has a section where I sing parallel fifths while playing the main theme on the horn. In my meditations with this piece, I see monks in the rafters of the cathedral singing in parallel fifths.
Track 9 – Spirit’s Gift – solo horn
Spirits’ Gift for solo horn is a piece that was originally written by Kathleen for 8 horns, but Kathleen liked the melody so much that she included it here for solo horn. Its simple melody was truly a gift when she needed it most. She is happy to share it now with you.
Prayer Songs CD $10.00