Terry Riley, Chanting the Light of Foresight (1987)

Chanting the Light of Foresight (1987), Terry Riley

The Cattle Raid of Cooley is a central part of the eighth-century Ulster cycle of heroic tales and is Ireland's nearest approach to a great epic. It tells the story of a giant cattle-raid, the invasion of Ulster by the armies of Medb and Ailill, queen and king of Connacht, and their allies, seeking to carry off the great Brown Bull of Cuailnge (Cooley). Chanting the Light of Foresight is based on this legend and was written in 1987 for the Rova saxophone quartet. Read more »

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