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Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for The Book of Secrets - Loreena McKennitt on AllMusic - - The Book of Secrets, the. Loreena McKennitt - The Book of Secrets - Music. The songs on this album are all a reflection of Loreena's knowledge of the world. She seems to . Loreena`s sixth studio album features a cast of over two dozen musical collaborators, and the eight songs contained therein, including North American hit single.

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The Book of Secrets is the sixth studio album by Loreena McKennitt, released in It reached #17 on the Billboard Its single "The Mummers' Dance,". The Book Of Secrets Loreena's sixth studio album and a worldwide chart success , featuring hit single “The Mummers' Dance”. Recorded at Real World studios. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of The Book Of Secrets on Discogs.

The Highwayman Note: The lyrics of the song are an abridged version of a poem by Alfred Noyes: Loreena left out three verses. These verses are given here in italics. Part One The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees, The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas. The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor, And the highwayman came riding, Riding, riding, The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door. He'd a French cocked-hat on his forehead, a bunch of lace at his chin, A coat of the claret velvet, and breeches of brown doe-skin. They fitted with never a wrinkle.

Upon his arrival, he was dazzled by an extraordinary pageant arranged in his honour: September , Tuscany: The book examines how knowledge was manipulated and withheld for the personal advantage of a few, and I am struck by thesimilarities of the dilemmas facing our present age.

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February 24, , Real World Studios: The news today is that science has successfully cloned a sheep called Dolly. There is much debate about the ethics associated with this development, and who if anyone should have this knowledge. Some are comparing its significance to that of the development of nuclear weapons.

I read that certain Sufi works held that the task of alchemy was not necessarily to turn base metals into gold, but to make the elixir, a perfectly harmonious substance in which all elements are in balance. In the science of balance, the key to alchemy provided a method by which one might discover the relationship that exists in every body between the manifest and the hidden.

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October , Cecil Sharpe House, London: Other near contemporaries suggested: There are good and evil results in each case. February , Stratford: As in the Celtic culture, horses figure prominently amongst his people, the Abkhazians.

April 2, , Real World Studios: I have just received an invitation to perform at the Istanbul Jazz Festival in July.

It will be my first visit to the city which was a meeting point of West and East for so many centuries and, as it is figuring more and more prominently in my thoughts of late, I cannot resist the invitation. December 17, , Trans-Siberian Railway: It is now Day 5 on this train journey across wintry Siberia.

Travelling alone, it is strange not to be able to have a conversation with anyone, but one learns how much can be conveyed through actions, body language, a look in the eye… I saw some men on the platform today and one resembled my father.

He had reddish hair and a long, very Celtic-looking face I would have expected to see in Ireland, not Russia… I am reminded again of the Celtic exhibition in Venice and the suggestion that the Celts may have originated in the Russian steppes. Perhaps the love of horses which began there is the very same that can be seen in County Kildare today. December 18, , Trans-Siberian Railway: What are we bringing them?

What are their expectations?

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Are our lives really what they imagine? We always want to believe there is a place better than our own…. String quartet: Jonathan Rees: Additional string arrangements Doug Riley: Additional string arrangements.

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This page was last edited on 6 April , at By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Folk , world , new-age. Quinlan Road, Warner Bros. The Book of Secrets Live in Paris and Toronto Her music has been heard on the soundtracks of numerous plays and films.

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In , she was commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada to compose the music for a film series, Woman and Spirituality. Everything stopped immediately in order for McKennitt to grieve, while rumors of her retirement also circulated.

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All profits from the album have gone to the Cook-Rees Memorial Fund, which McKennitt set up to finance water safety initiatives and education across Canada.

It would be almost a decade before McKennitt would return to her own material.

In the new millennium, McKennitt allowed herself some healing time. She didn't disappear from music altogether, however, and worked with a number of local and national charities.

In , she headlined a concert in Winnipeg for Queen Elizabeth, and in she received the Order of Canada.