Dante's Prayer (7:12)

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From The Book Of Secrets and 7 other releases

“Dante’s Prayer”, from Loreena’s album The Book Of Secrets, features The St. Petersburg Chamber Choir, led by Nikolai Korniev. Loreena first enjoyed their work via the CD A Russian Easter (Philips), and their performance on “Dante’s Prayer” is an exerpt from “Alleluia, Behold The Bridegroom”, which you can also find on A Russian Easter.

Loreena says: “There is something about the simplicity of voices singing in unison in a choir that has always had a special magic for me, whether it is at Christmastime in church or other gatherings, or throughout a variety of cultural and religious traditions around the world. Singing in a group is one of my earliest memories of making music, and it reminds me that in many places around the world, music is still something to participate in, rather than merely a fashion commodity to be purchased.

“The special sound of choral voices is something I hope to explore once again in the studio. It adds an air of community and shared experience that is very precious.”


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  • rosmaritbrum

    O Show dela foi maravilhoso. Essa música é especial.

    8 May 2014 Reply
  • veronikesilva

    Adoro suas musicas... Sempre lindas, encantadoras!!!

    13 Apr 2014 Reply
  • tundertimi


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  • Unknowny503

    And by the way, if you like this piece you can try Sergei Rachmaninoff's Blessed Art Thou O Lord (Kiev Chant) performed by Choir Of The Holy Trinity and St.Sergius. Sacred Treasures 3: Choral Masterworks of Russia the album is in general sublime.

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Unknowny503

    If you wonder what psalm is sung by the choir at the end. That is Alleluia, Behold the Bridegroom by St. Petersburg Chamber Choir, cond. Nikolai Korniev.

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • enyaserenity

    chills down my spine........I fall to my knees and raise my arms to the heavens.........

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Abetancourt_

    This is just...from other world <3

    7 Sep 2013 Reply
  • kentanous

    Oh my goodness, love

    14 Dec 2012 Reply
  • vlix74

    what an amazing song

    18 Nov 2012 Reply
  • DavosRancheros

    When I die, I hope I will be listening to this song.

    27 Oct 2012 Reply
  • noeliar4

    hermoso :3

    12 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Chrome_Ada

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  • Lukeau

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  • needleofdeath

    omg this is so beautiful

    27 May 2012 Reply
  • HJScharf

    Loreenas voice is as clear as the finest Waterford crystal, and as moving as the tears of a frightened child. Thank you love, for sharing your heart with us, for we all appreciate the magnificent beauty of your soul, and the power of belief.

    25 Nov 2011 Reply
  • rtms1988

    Makes me cry because that's the pray that I do everyday.

    27 Oct 2011 Reply
  • alhubail

    Loreena, the music never been better.

    25 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Bibblebob

    Totally incredible, wonderful, peaceful, ethereal, you know what I mean, just run out of superlatives.

    14 Jan 2011 Reply
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  • ossicle

    Far and away my favorite Loreena McKennitt song. Last year I wrote a school paper about Dante and Beatrice and listened to this song on repeat the entire time.

    29 Dec 2010 Reply
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