by MCKENNITT LOREENA
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Poem by William Blake
Music by Loreena McKennitt
Composed for the Stratford Festival
production of BLAKE by Elliot Hayes.
o for a voice like thunder, and a tongue
to drown the throat of war! - When the senses
are shaken, and the soul id driven to madness,
who can stand? When the souls of the oppressed
fight in the troubled air that rages, who can stand?
when the whirlwind of fury comes from the
throne of GOd, when the frowns of his countenance
drive the nations together, who can stand?
when Sin claps his broad wings over the battle,
and sails rejoicing in the flood of Death;
when souls are torn to everlasting fire.
and fiends of Hell rejoice upon the slain,
o who can stand? O who bath caused this?
o who can answer at the throne of God?
the Kings and Nobles of the Land have done it!
hear it not, Heaven, thy Ministers have done it!
All selections performed by Loreena McKennitt.
Instruments include Troubador Harp, Accordion, Guitar, Synthesizer.
Special Guests include Douglas Campbell, recitation on LULLABY; George Gvier,
acoustic bass on STOLEN CHILD; Pat Mullin, cello on STOLEN CHILD, THE LARK IN
THE CLEAR AIR and LULLABY; and Cedric Smith, guitar and vocals on
Sound effects thanks to John Hazen.
Recorded and mixed at Elora Sound.
Engineered and mixed by Bill Mather.
Pre-production at John Hazen Studios.
Special thanks to my family, Cedric, Pat, George, Douglas, Ross, Tim Wilson,
The Stratford Festival and John Hazen.
Cover photos by David Street
Designed by Scott McKowen
(c) (p) 1985 QUINLAN ROAD PRODUCTIONS,
Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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