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The Daily Echo: Meditation The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square: February 5, 2023

February 5, 2023

Arranged by award-winning choir director Mack Wilberg, ‘Meditation” was adapted from Prelude No.1 of The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 of Johann Sebastian Bach by Charles Gounod. Wilberg’s arrangement features elements of J. S. Bach and Charles Gounod’s “Ave Maria” mixed with a meditative vocal undertone. COVID-19 gets some credit for this wonderful new arrangement. Because the Choir was forced to cancel many live performances including its weekly Music & the Spoken Word broadcasts during the pandemic, Wilberg used some of the available time to arrange new pieces for the Choir to perform once they began singing live again. “Mediation” was first performed on the Music & the Spoken Word broadcast in March 2022, two years after the pause in the Choir’s public performances. This digitally released recording of “Meditation” is derived from that broadcast. The single is accompanied by an official music video, well suited to the themes of the music. The Choir’s recording label is releasing “Meditation,” the first in a series of singles, which is now available immediately for streaming. Use this link (…) to add the single to your favorite digital streaming service. Follow The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Listen to The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square Spotify: Apple Music: Amazon Music: less

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