John Schlenck | The Interior Christ

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The Interior Christ

by John Schlenck

Contemporary classical sacred music in the style of Arvo Part, John Tavener, Vaughan Williams, Henryk Gorecki, Philip Glass and Steve Reich.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. Benedictus Vedantic Arts Ensemble
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2. Streams of Love Vedantic Arts Ensemble
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3. Kyrie Eleison Vedantic Arts Ensemble
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4. Gloria in Excelsis Deo Vedantic Arts Ensemble
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5. Litany on the Prayer of Jesus Vedantic Arts Ensemble
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6. For They Shall See God Vedantic Arts Ensemble
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7. Thou Hast Drawn Me Up Vedantic Arts Ensemble
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8. Be Thou in Me Vedantic Arts Ensemble
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9. Lamps of Fire Vedantic Arts Ensemble
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Born in Indianapolis in 1936, John Schlenck graduated from the Eastman School of Music in 1957. He served for many years on the musical staff of the Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey Dance Schools. As music director of the Vedanta Society of New York since 1961, Schlenck has composed many songs and a number a larger choral works with Vedantic and other spiritual texts from the world’s great traditions.

While grounded in the Western classical tradition, Schlenck’s compositions sometimes incorporate elements of Indian music. His instrumental works include three symphonies, a clarinet concerto, and numerous chamber and solo compositions.


Settings from the Christian mystics, the Ordinary of the Mass, the Bible, and the Hesychast Prayer, range from quiet, meditative calm to soaring, searing intensity, all celebrating the joy, struggle and consummation of the spiritual life.

“The Interior Christ” is a wonderful piece… His exploitation of this textural dichotomy, coupled with his intelligent choice of musical material--the modes that Schlenck chooses for his musical material suggest not only Medieval church modes but also non-Western scales--results in a very effective portrayal of the soul moving between states of peace and conflict.

Michael Berry
Society News, journal of The Contemporary Record Society


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