Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Wayfarer Track 4)
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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: Music by Marguerite. Translation by Edward Fitzgerald
My mother recited these 12th century Sufi quatrains about awakening throughout my life.
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is for 2 sops, descant, alto and 2 or more basses based on Omar Khayyam’s work translated by Edward Fitzgerald
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam was sung by Marguerite and Pete Wallis
All tracks were recorded and mastered by Oli Whitworth in his studio
except Wayfarer and Sacred Bread which were recorded at the Ark-T Centre in
Cowley, Oxford. Many thanks to the Ark-T Centre for the use of their piano and church.
CD cover photo was taken in Iona and turned into a CD cover by Pete Wallis
assisted by Ross Wallis
Heartfelt gratitude to all the singers and musicians who helped with this project
including; Sweet Edge who have sung these pieces in many concerts, my family for
their love and Fiona Dobie (my singing teacher) whose smile gives me confidence.
A deep bow to my Sufi Retreat Guide, Noor Jacobs who inspires and encourages my
creativity. Warm thanks to Oli Whitworth for his sensitivity, musicality and friendship.
Dedicated to the memory of my father Ronald Watts: a Quaker, agriculturalist and journalist who was ‘smitten by Africa’.