Blue Pearl – listen

On this page you can listen to the demo recording of Blue Pearl : a One World Oratorio, and read about it.

First there are three testimonials. Then a two page summary of the piece and individual movements. Below that are the mp3’s to listen to. Below that are the lyrics, more detailed notes about the piece and the vocal score.

“Steve Banks’s Blue Pearl Oratorio’ is a wonderful, exciting musical composition, a superb, exhilarating, magical piece of music that takes one through any number of different experiential realities.”  – Ken Wilber, The Integral Vision

“A remarkable achievement, offered with remarkable sincerity, depth of personal knowledge and experience.  The music is, by turns, witty, moving, exciting, and transporting.”   – Julian Marshall, composer. ARCM, FHEA

“A wonderfully creative new piece that is consoling, challenging, witty, tuneful and inspiring. The piece beautifully enacts the profound, contemporary and perennial philosophy that underlies it, opening up an experience of enlightening, transformative potential. An innovative artistic contribution to the emerging spirituality of our times.” – Chris Cullen, Mindfulness trainer and teacher, Oxford Mindfulness Centre

BP summary p1 of 2

BP summary p2 of 2

Demo Recording, Part 1 (45 minutes total)

Requiem Nunc

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Evolution 5

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Anamnesis

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One Mother, One Father

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Blue Pearl

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Never Lost, Never Found

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Demo Recording, Part 2 (40 minutes total)

Let Go

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Holons

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Call Me By My True Names

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Sex

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Death

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Be Still

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Requiem Nunc (Reprise) – The Potter

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Lyrics  (NB: one or two very small changes have been made since the demo recording. This document has the correct lyrics.)

Two page summary of the piece and individual movements

Notes for listener not familiar with the Integral model.

Notes for listener familiar with the Integral model.

Recording notes and credits

Blue Pearl : vocal score  (NB: one or two very small changes have been made since the demo recording. This PDF is the correct version.)