Cathedral Forest - Journey Through the Longest Night

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    Since 1980, the Grammy® Award-winning Paul Winter Consort has celebrated the Winter Solstice, the seasonal rite of passage, with a musical feast from the cornucopia of cultures and creatures of the world, at the world’s largest cathedral, St. John the Divine in New York. Silver Solstice the definitive document of this annual event. In addition to the two main discs, there is also a DVD-Audio disc with 5.1 surround mixes that puts you in the middle of the cathedral.

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Paul Halley wrote this music to celebrate the majesty of the endangered old-growth forest of the Northwest, and as an "owlegy" for its dependents, including the spotted owl, whose voice you hear in this piece. The spotted owl lives in the cavities of 200-year-old trees. It needs a 2,500 acre territory. Only 1,500 pairs survive: they vanish in proportion to their forest. 60,000 acres of old-growth are logged each year. More than 90% of Washington and Oregon old-growth is gone; only 4% of Californian cathedral forest remains.

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Paul Winter is a seven-time Grammy-winning saxophonist, whose sextet was the first jazz group to perform at the White House in 1962. His second group, the Paul Winter Consort, interweaves sounds from the natural world with classical and ethnic traditions, and the spontaneous spirit of jazz. Their annual Winter Solstice Celebrations and Earth Mass are among the most popular events in New York. ... more

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