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.

Beethoven Concerto 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)
Bloch Service Sacré pour choeur et orchestre
Schelomo pour violoncelle et orchestre
Brahms Double concerto pour violon violoncelle
(Oistrakh et Rostropovitch)
Chants profanes
Casals Pablo La Crèche
Chausson Symphonie
Debussy Claude Trois 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)
Elgar Concerto pour violoncelle et orchestre
Dvorak Anton Sérénade pour orchestre à cordes
Danses slaves (George Szell, Cleveland orchestra)
Concerto pour violoncelle (Pierre Fournier) et orchestre
Dukas Paul La Péri
Franck César Symphonie
Les Béatitudes
Fauré Requiem
Gounod Messe Sainte Cécile (Bénédictus)
Holst Gustav Les Planètes (Saturne, Neptune)
Hymne de Jésus
Mahler Gustav Chants de la Terre
Symphonie n°2 (La Résurrection)
Symphonie n° 4 (troisième mouvement)
Symphonie n° 8
Autres symphonies (mouvements lents)
Musique sacrée russe Credo (par Dmitri Hvorostovsky)
Respighi Ottorino Pins de Rome
Fontaines de Rome
Triptica Botticelli
Danses antiques
Vitraux d’église (version orchestrale)
Rimsky Korsakov Symphonie n° 2 : Antar
Rosza Miklos Musique du film Ben Hur
Saint Saens Symphonie n° 3 (3ème mouvement)
Satie Gymnopédies (version orchestrée par Debussy)
Sibélius Le cygne de Tuonela
Smetana La Moldau
Strauss Richard Symphonie alpestre
Mort et transfiguration
Ainsi parlait Zarathoustra
William Vaughan Fantaisie sur un thème de Thalis pour orchestre à cordes
Zemlinsky Die Seejungfrau pour orchestre