Matt Walton - The Coming of Enlightenment

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Dead celebrity: Hildegard of Bingen

This song is an extremely loose biopic, leaving out an enormous amount and no doubt massively over-exaggerating everything that is still in there. It's probably the strangest thing I've ever written. Inspirations: the dead celebrity who is the subject of the song, the hurdy gurdy, Cornelius Cardew's work with the Scratch Orchestra, Gregorian chant.

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Gloria
Gloria
In excelsis
Deo
In excelsis
Deo

Hörst du auf das Wort deines Gottes: schreibst du was du sehst und hörst.
(Ich will nicht)
Ich will!

The healing of the sick is known to her
The structure of the heavens is known to her
The journey of the soul is known to her

In spiritus sanctus
In spiritus sanctus
Amen

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from SpinTune #13 - Round 1, released July 10, 2017

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