Coleman Barks / Barry and Shelley Phillips | Rumi: Five Things to Say

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Rumi: Five Things to Say

by Coleman Barks / Barry and Shelley Phillips

The Poems of Rumi interpreted and read by Coleman Barks, with music on cello and harp.
Genre: Spoken Word: With Music
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1. I Have Five Things to Say
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4:52 album only
2. A Bowl
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4:32 album only
3. Bouyancy
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4. Listening
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5. I Met One Traveling
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6. Soul, Heart, and Body One Morning
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7. The Most Alive Moment
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8. Sufi Masters
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9. The Milk of Millennia
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10. Wax
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11. Wean Yourself
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12. Quietness
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13. This World Which Is Made of Our Love For Emptiness
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14. God in the Stew
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15. Locked Out of Life
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16. Tender Agony
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17. No Room For Form
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
RUMI: Five Things To Say
translated & read by Coleman Barks
music arranged & performed by Barry & Shelley Phillips


Coleman Barks (voice) was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was educated at the University of North Carolina and the University of California at Berkeley. He taught poetry and creative writing at the University of Georgia for thirty years. He is the author of numerous Rumi translations and has been a student of Sufism since 1977. His work with Rumi was the subject of an hour-long segment in Bill Moyers's Language of Life series on PBS, and he is a featured poet and translator in Bill Moyers's poetry special, "Fooling with Words." Coleman Barks is the father of two grown children and the grandfather of four. He lives in Athens, Georgia.

Barry Phillips (cello) and Shelley Phillips (harp/English horn) are musicians based in Santa Cruz, California. They have recorded extensively on the Gourd Music label with a focus on instrumenal folk music, and toured throughout the U.S., Ireland, Germany and Taiwan. They both have Masters degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. For several years Barry has studied Indian music with Ravi Shankar, and in 2002 he performed in Ravi's orchestra at the Concert for George, a celebration of the life and music of George Harrison. Shelley is the founder and director of the Community Music School of Santa Cruz, a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching lives through music.


1 I HAVE FIVE THINGS TO SAY (4:52)
Shaker tune - Living Souls Let's Be Marching

2 A BOWL (4:33)
Sacred Harp tune - White

3 BOUYANCY (3:40)
Sacred Harp tune - Sweet Prospect

4 LISTENING (3:39)
Improvisation & Irish traditional tune - Rolling Waves

5 I MET ONE TRAVELING (3:02)
Shaker tune - And Again, O Heavenly Father

6 SOUL, HEART, and BODY ONE MORNING (2:08)
Plainsong - Veni Emmanuel

7 THE MOST ALIVE MOMENT (2:21)
Irish traditional tune - Salley Gardens

8 SUFI MASTERS (3:53)
Shaker tune - Bow Down, O Zion

9 THE MILK OF MILLENNIA (4:25)
Sacred Harp tune - Cowper

10 WAX (2:44)
Improvisation & Irish traditional tune - Chanter's

11 WEAN YOURSELF (3:49)
Turlough O' Carolan - Sheebeg Sheemore

12 QUIETNESS (2:07)
Sacred Harp tune - Northport

13 THIS WORLD WHICH IS MADE OF OUR LOVE FOR EMPTINESS (2:38)
Shaker tune - The Humble Heart

14 GOD IN THE STEW (3:20)
Shaker tune - Lovely Love

15 LOCKED OUT OF LIFE (2:42)
Sacred Harp tune - Kedron

16 TENDER AGONY (1:38)
Improvisation

17 NO ROOM FOR FORM (4:22)
Shaker tune - My Carnal Life I Will Lay Down

total time 56:00


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