Rain Chant

R. Murray Schafer (18 luglio 1933): Rain Chant per coro a cappella (2002), dal dramma musicale And Wolf Shall Inherit The Moon. Vancouver Chamber Choir, dir Jon Washburn.

«In its simple form, Rain Chant is one of several songs from my music drama And Wolf Shall Inherit The Moon. Perhaps it derives from a Native American chant, thought I haven’t been able to trace it. Normally I don’t like arrangements of folk songs because they always seem weaker than the originals. But I have occasionally indulged in this practice with chants of my own under the title Magic Songs – magic because they not only reflect nature but participate with and attempt to influence it» (R. Murray Schafer).