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Edward Salim Michael and Music

Edward Salim Michael had been a composer of symphonic music (which he wrote under his first name Edward). Throughout his books, he always stressed the importance of the role great music has in life and the assistance it can provide in spiritual processes.

"Among all the various arts in the world, music stands out as perhaps the most potent and widely utilized form of expression. Its function and use are highly diverse and its effect and influence on the human psyche truly colossal. (..)  The power that music wields in everything and everywhere around  can be astonishing. Its force and action on people’s being is at times veritably magical, rendering the composer extremely responsible for what he transmits through his art"  (The law of attention chap. 32)

Listen to Edward Salim Michael's Music

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What Music should one listen to ?

As many people asked him what sort of music to listen to, Edward Salim Michael indicated the following list of works which can assist and uplift the listener because of their qualities, namely: an inner continuity which the human being does not have ordinarily; compassionate love; devotional aspiration; mystic exaltation; the feeling of mystery; all of which are qualities at the foundation of a spiritual practice and which must be nurtured.

One or more particularly noteworthy movements and sometimes a performer are brought out in parentheses.

Composers are listed in alphabetical order.

BeethovenConcerto n° 5 pour piano et orchestre.
Triple concerto  pour piano (Claudio Arrau), violon et violoncelle
Symphonie n° 7 (mouvement lent)
Symphonie n° 9 (mouvement lent)

BlochService Sacré pour choeur et orchestre
Schelomo pour violoncelle et orchestre

BrahmsDouble concerto pour violon violoncelle
(Oistrakh et Rostropovitch)
Chants profanes

Casals PabloLa Crèche


Debussy ClaudeTrois Nocturnes pour orchestre (Nuages, Fêtes et Sirènes)
La Mer
Clair de lune (version orchestrale)
Extraits du martyr de Saint Sébastien
Petite suite (version orchestrale)
L'après midi d'un faune
Epigraphes antiques (pièces pour piano orchestrées par Ansermet)
La cathédrale engloutie (pour piano, orchestré par Stokowski)

ElgarConcerto pour violoncelle et orchestre

Dvorak AntonSérénade pour orchestre à cordes
Danses slaves (George Szell, Cleveland orchestra)
Concerto pour violoncelle (Pierre Fournier) et orchestre

Dukas PaulLa Péri

Franck CésarSymphonie
Les Béatitudes


GounodMesse Sainte Cécile (Bénédictus)

Holst GustavLes Planètes (Saturne, Neptune)
Hymne de Jésus

Mahler GustavChants de la Terre
Symphonie n°2 (La Résurrection)
Symphonie n° 4 (troisième mouvement)
Symphonie n° 8
Autres symphonies (mouvements lents)

Musique sacrée russeCredo (par Dmitri Hvorostovsky)

Respighi OttorinoPins de Rome
Fontaines de Rome
Triptica Botticelli
Danses antiques
Vitraux d'église (version orchestrale)

Rimsky KorsakovSymphonie n° 2 : Antar

Rosza MiklosMusique du film Ben Hur

Saint SaensSymphonie n° 3 (3ème mouvement)

SatieGymnopédies (version orchestrée par Debussy)

SibéliusLe cygne de Tuonela

SmetanaLa Moldau

Strauss RichardSymphonie alpestre
Mort et transfiguration
Ainsi parlait Zarathoustra

William VaughanFantaisie sur un thème de Thalis pour orchestre à cordes

ZemlinskyDie Seejungfrau pour orchestre