CURA - Meditative Music
Individually signed by the artist.
CURA is a composition dedicated to the healing of the soul. The idea of soul centered
music goes back to the earliest days of human civilization where it was an inseparable
part of all religious and pagan ceremonies. In Greek mythology music was ascribed to
a divine origin and they named the creators gods, such as Apollo, Orpheus, and
Amphion. Music during that time was thought to have magical powers: it could heal
sickness, purify the body and mind, and work miracles in the realm of nature. Similar
powers are attributed to music in the Old Testament: the stories of David curing Saul's
madness by playing the harp, or the sounding of the trumpets that toppled the walls of
Jericho. Throughout our entire history, music has been used to put our soul into
harmony with our lives.
CURA is designed from a melodic curve that is used in a great majority of Gregorian
Chant phrases. The melodic curve has the form of an arch; it begins low, rises to a higher
pitch then descends at the end of the phrase. This simple and natural design is worked
out in many varied combinations: for example some arches will extend over many
smaller arches. The accumulation and repetition of the asymmetrical arches produces
flowing textures that are constantly changing in rhythm and harmonic color. The mood
that it creates is one of peace and tranquility.
1997 JTM Studios Release
Manufactured CD in Jewel Case