We play music to align the spirit. -- Traditional Hindu Saying.
|The Inner Mounting Flame||Meeting of the Spirits|
The Noonward Race
A Lotus On Irish Streams
The Dance Of Maya
You Know You Know
|Birds of Fire||Birds of Fire|
Celestrial Terrestial Commuters
Thousand Island Park
Open Country Joy
|Visions of the Emerald Beyond||Eternity's Breath|
If I Could See
|Between Nothingness and Eternity||Dream|
I have transcribed and arranged all of the above songs based on their original scores as published in the 1976 Warner Brothers Publication songbook of "John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra". These MIDI file arrangements are for personal non-commercial use only. They may by used on personal webpages after requesting my permission via email which includes the URL where they will be posted and a credit link to this webpage. The ad lib solos marked in the score were my own written out ones for the various instruments except in the case of "One Word" where the drum solo was arranged with the program The Jammer Pro.
All 26 sequences are based on the songbook of the same name which was published in 1976. All ad libs were written by me except in "One Word" where the drum solo ad lib was created with The Jammer Pro. The music was performed from four albums released between 1972-75. Two songs were not sequenced due to the "ad lib" nature of their scoring, namely "Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love" from the album "Birds of Fire, and "On the Way Home to Earth" from the album "Visions of the Emerald Beyond". The sequences were created by me during January and February of 1998 using Finale 97 and Cakewalk Pro Audio. Some of the "aphorisms" from the songbook would be an appropriate closing to this project. We play music to align the spirit. Tradition Hindu Saying Let music of love spread wings of peace over our planet. No longer pollute our world with our world with poisons of war, poisons of greed, poisons of ignorance. Let all people, all animals, all beings, earth, air and water live and embrace in love and peace. Let musis of love heal our little globe. Let music of love pore out into the universe. Let music of love rise from our tiny world and join the stars of endless milky rivers of light. ALAN HOVHANESS (1975) The word "spiritual" does not apply to goodness, Or to wonder-working, The power of producing miracles, Or to great intellectual power. THe whole of life is in all its aspects is one single music; And the real spiritual attainment is to tune one's self To the harmony of this perfect music. HAZRAT INAYAT KHAN Music must serve a purpose; it must be a part of something larger than itself, a part of humanity. I am a man first, an artist second. As a man, my first obligation is to the welfare of my fellow men. I will endeavor to meet this obligation through music - the means which God has given me - since it transcends language, politics and national boundaries. My contribution to world peace may be small, but at least I will ahve given all I can to an ideal I hold sacred. PABLO CASALS Our sages developed music from time immemmorial For the mind to take shelter in that pure being Which stands apart from the body and mind as one's true self. Real music is not for wealth Not for honours Or even for the joys of the mind But as a path for realization and salvation. This is what I truly feel. ALI AKBAR KNAN
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