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LeChateau Earl Records Celebrates Black Music Month

In Damien Sneed's Own Words: The Power of Prayer (Part One)

This first video shows candid footage of me, Wynton Marsalis, Rev. Calvin Butts, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and my choral group, Chorale Le Chateau during the Abyssinian Mass 2013: Gospel Celebration Tour. The footage was recorded during one of our performances in New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. The video's musical underscore is based on the movement PRAYER where the choir declares “Come Together through the Power of Prayer.” At 3:44 - 3:46, you can even see Jessye Norman and Lawrence Fishburne seated on the side of the stage, standing up clapping and singing with us. Meditation (Part Four)

This particular clip is quite moving and was directed by Wynton Marsalis' son, Simeon Marsalis. Meditation was one of the movements of the Abyssinian Mass, but here the viewer gets to see a montage made of up members of Chorale Le Chateau singing while Bishop Rosa Williams focuses and expounds on Psalm 23, Psalm 91 and what music in Heaven will be like.

Abyssinian: Everyone Has a Place (Part Five)

This video focuses on New Orleans, the hometown of the genius behind the Abyssinian Mass, Wynton Marsalis as told by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra band member, Victor Goines. This video is titled after the most common theme in Wynton's Mass that “Everyone Has A Place” in the house of God.

In Wynton's Words: Devotional (Video Six)

In Wynton's Words: Invocation and Chant (Video Seven)

In Wynton's Words: Responsive Reading (Video Eight)


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