By Beth Johnson
March 26, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST

The Prayer Cycle

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type
  • Music
Genre
  • Classical

The idea of pop stars fronting a multilingual, nine-movement choral symphony is bound to elicit smirks. But as composed by Jonathan Elias, The Prayer Cycle‘s exquisite, soaring world-music voices dissipate all defenses. Israel’s Ofra Haza and Pakistan’s late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan mesmerize on their duet, ”Forgiveness,” Mali’s Salif Keita soulfully weaves with Alanis Morissette, while honey-voiced James Taylor and guitarist John Williams meld with ”Grace.” Soothing, haunting music for jangled psyches. A-

The Prayer Cycle

type
  • Music
Genre
  • Classical
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