by Steven Chesne

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helenrigmaiden I am wishing peace to my friends since last fall. This feels like the perfect soundtrack. Thank you.
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Christina Absolutely Beautiful!! ❤️ This album is now my favorite. Only a musical genius can compose something that touches the soul! The music brings you to a realm of hope, oneness, and love. Close your eyes empty the mind and listen with your heart. And get lost in Steven's magical music trip.

Peace, Love, Light to all ❤️
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Peter Mason Pop/classical crossover seldom works, and world music crossover often risks abusing its sources. However, this has an honest feel, working with the musical cultures it is built from, rather than appropriating them. The instrumentation enriches the extraordinary collection of vocal performances that are at the heart of the album. It also serves the album’s structure.
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Favorite track: Words of the Jews: Create Peace and Compassion.
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kathleensohn I need the lyrics please…translation would be amazing as well!! I LOVE THIS!! Favorite track: Nyansapo: The Wisdom Knot (soft mix).
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12281957 I listened to a portion of Sapient on Facebook and it sang to my soul.
Favorite track: Invocation to the infinite (Kikuyu).
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LaPichardo It got me transfixed immediately. Deep meaning, beautiful vocals, stunning effects, superb composition and arrangements... It definitely speaks to the soul. Favorite track: Nyansapo: The Wisdom Knot (soft mix).
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Imagine otherworldly songs from 10 different spiritual world traditions, all combined in counterpoint, overlaying one another.

Composer Steven Chesne spent a year unearthing ancient, precious peace invocations and prayers from all over the world: words of the oneness of mankind, spoken by Buddha, Lao Tzu, Jesus, Mohammed, the Sikhs, the Hindu, the Jews, the Cheyenne, the Kikuyu, and the Baha'i. After studying the deeper meanings and pronunciation with linguists, monks, clergy, and scholars, each one was set to music in Chesne's magically unique style and recorded with gifted vocalists from around the world.

Each tradition is represented by its own song, with varying degrees of influence from world traditions mixed with the magically unique colors of Chesne's unusual style of contemporary composition.

But here's the "twist":

In the finale, "Nyansapo - the Wisdom Knot," phrases from all of the traditions are interwoven together - one on top of another - in a web of blissful counterpoint, accompanied by the orchestra.


released October 10, 2017

Instruments, composition:
Steven Chesne

William 'Kymo' Kamore
Mariani Shuilan May
Uyanga Bold
Florence Kinyua
Thomas Segen
Sudakshina Alagia
Taraneh Sakurai
Ven. Agga Mahapandita Dr. Walpola Piyananda
Ven. Bambarawane Kalyanawansa
Ven. Attidiye Pugngnarathana
Natalie Shtangrud
Steven Rushingwind
Bhai Jaswant Singh Zira

Additional musicians:
Kourosh Zolani
Amadou Fall (Ame Kora)


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Steven Chesne Los Angeles, California

Steven Chesne has composed the scores for over 300 episodes of prime-time, network shows, 17 theatrical art-house films, and 4 symphonies.
Chesne’s recordings made New Age Reporter’s “Top Ten.” They also reached the Top 20, and in many cases, made it to #1, in over 20 different international New Age and neoclassic programs.
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