Monday, July 18, 2011
Monday Music #16: Midori: Gregorian Soul
Medwyn Goodall started as a musician when he was a child and recorded his first album at age 16. His main instrument is a guitar but he has learned to play over a dozen instruments and uses them in his recordings. Here are a few of the instruments that he plays just so you can get an idea: mandolin, piano, drums, harp, flute, glockenspiel, panpipes, vibraphone and synthesizer. He has recorded over 75 albums.
The Album is Gregorian Harmony:
The song is Gregorian Soul: (the video shows the same image throughout)
This song has a calming melody and the whole album uses Gregorian chants in a way that I haven't heard before. Medwyn Goodall's music doesn't typically have Gregorian chanting, but this album is built around it. Hope you enjoy it!