Calm Your Spirit With Music Volume 1: Passion & Prayer


Calm Your Spirit With Music Volume 1: Passion & Prayer:
The Complete Soundtrack from Saint Etheldreda Enhanced for Audio CD.
Instrumental Music Compilation.

The Calm Your Spirit With Music Series fuses instruments and soundscapes to create a contemporary mystical and reflective mood which is both uplifting and meditative and tells a story.  Presenting a music soundtrack from Mary's Dowry Productions films in each volume.  The music soundtrack in this CD is taken from Saint Etheldreda: Abbess of Ely film and enhances it for audio CD.  As each track builds upon the next you are absorbed in a journey of peace, prayer, thought and memory.  Let the stirring cello, piano, Celtic harps, gypsy violins, guitars, choral voices, mystical winds, ancient flutes and pads absorb and uplift.  Perfect as background music, or for chilling out, for becoming lost in thought, prayer or to simply absorb yourself in the tunes these original soundtracks will help unwind and calm.  The music in this album is subtitled 'Passion & Prayer' to reflect Saint Etheldreda's prayerfulness and strong spirit of perseverance in the face of trials.  Taken directly from the full soundtrack of Saint Etheldreda this album is both meditative in places and filled with moments of passion as several tracks grow and lift the mind to crave closeness with God.  The instrumental style is immediately recognisable as Bernadette Bevans' unique sound of ethereal, meditative music.  This album is both uplifting and meditative and tells a story, the story of love, passion, faith, exodus, pursuit, prayer, struggle, steadfastness and joy.  Allow the extraordinary Spirit of ancient Catholic England, faith and devotion take you on a journey of music and imagination.  

Track Listing:

Track 1: To the King's of Old (3:24)
Track 2: Find Rest, O My Soul, in God Alone (2:57)
Track 3: Etheldreda (1:43)
Track 4: My Presence Will Go With You and I Will Give You Rest (3:51)
Track 5: May the God of Hope Fill You All With Joy (1:01)
Track 6: Sanctuary of the Monastery (4:46)
Track 7: Flight Through the Forest (5:11)
Track 8: Calm Me Lord as You Calmed the Sea (3:49)
Track 9: An Abbey For the Lord (5:21)
Track 10: Enfold Me Lord in Your Peace (6:42)
Track 11: The End and the Beginning of the Journey (2:33)


“I have been writing music since the age of fourteen. It began with piano solos but quickly developed into my own original style of blending all the instruments that I love such as ancient wind instruments, tin whistles, recorders, harps, guitars, baroque guitars, medieval lutes and strings, epic film strings, full choirs, Gregorian voices, beautiful choirs, the voices of the Elves and so many more! I am inspired by film scores such as ‘Lord of the Ring’s’ and ‘Braveheart’. I also love England, its’ landscapes, hills, ruined castles, history, lighthouses, sea towns, harbours, forests. When I write, I picture all that is ancient England and take this visual imagery and try to tell its’ story through music. Each original piece, tells its own story and although historical in inspiration, my sound is contemporary and new”. – Bernadette Bevans 

Length and Format:

'Calm Your Spirit With Music Volume 1: Passion & Prayer' is available worldwide on Audio CD and is 42 minutes in length.


The Calm Your Spirit With Music series was created because of the demand for the film scores from Mary's Dowry Productions to become available.  This is volume one in this series of soundtracks.  All of the films from Mary's Dowry Productions have their own original music score written directly to the picture.  A lot of people have enjoyed the original music and atmosphere of the films and have asked for the music from these films on audio CD.  Bernadette Bevans has been compiling instrumental CD albums for over two decades, filled with original tracks in her own musical style and this original style of music composition is used extensively throughout each film production.  Bernadette Bevans composes each music score for every Mary's Dowry Productions film individually.  Each production has its own music score, theme and atmosphere which is composed and performed by Bernadette directly to picture.  Any CD from Mary's Dowry Productions has Bernadette's unique sound and style and will be enjoyed by all.  This particular album takes the music score that Bernadette wrote for the film 'Saint Etheldreda: Abbess of Ely' and enhances it for audio CD.  The instruments used in this album are both ancient and new, fusing frame drums and harps with choral voices and guitars, with whole meditative sections using cinematic strings, symphonic choirs and solo violin.  The music in this album is reflective, moving, atmospheric, uplifting and calm; there are also tracks that build and excite.  

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