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Seed (1) Brilliant Star
words: Abdu'l-Baha / music: Richard Leigh sung by Emma Lewendon and Rachel Major voice/guitar/violin/piano: Richard Leigh

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Richard Leigh Biography

The inspiration for my music comes from the scriptures of the many sacred traditions, as well as from world folk traditions. I am drawn to use music as a way to explore and express the underlying oneness of the world's great religions. My musical hero's are mostly western composers such as Bach, Ravel, Janacek and Part as well as the less celebrated Anon. Although I am a classically trained musician, I have spent many years writing and performing in the contemporary folk world, in bands such as Finality Jack, Mapaluna and Kai. Two events around 1999 dramatically altered by musical path, one was a trip to Swaziland in Africa, where I experienced the power of singing as an everyday reality, and the other was discovering the writings of Baha'u'llah. These texts, as well as the writings of His son Abdu'l-Baha and His forerunner The Bab, have become a well-spring of fascination. Sacred music has now become my focus.
Richard Leigh 15/09/10

Currently writing a multi-faith choral work Rivers for the centenary celebration of the visit of Abdu'l-Baha to the UK in 1912.

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