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Gabriel's meditation (The Dead)

 
uploaded: Tue, Dec 7, 2010 @ 7:01 AM
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A while back I uploaded a spoken word of Gabriel’s Meditation from the finale of James Joyce’s work “The Dubliner’s” (also known as “The Dead”.

This track is an A-Cappella sung version of that same piece of literary genius. A poignant reflection on Time,Life and the Weather.
The original backing track for this song (not included) is a melancholic and slowly paced piece composed for cello & oboe.

Lyrics:
Yes, the newspapers were right:
snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly upon the Bog of Allen
and, farther westward, softly falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves.
It was falling, too, upon every part of the lonely churchyard on the hill
where Michael Furey lay buried.
It lay thickly drifted on the crooked crosses and headstones, on the spears of the little gate, on the barren thorns.
His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.
 

"Gabriel's meditation (The Dead)"
by Anchor

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