The Secret Solarium's Audio
Bacchus et Ariane - 20:30 minutes (18.77 MB)
Pan and Echo - 4:36 minutes (4.22 MB)
Orpheus In The Underworld: Overture - 9:33 minutes (8.74 MB)
Here's the complete version of the Offenbach overture
Orpheus Dance Hall Theme - 1:25 minutes (1.29 MB)
Here's one you have definitely heard before.
Orpheus - 11:25 minutes (10.46 MB)
Prometheus - 12:28 minutes (11.42 MB)
"The mythical Prometheus was a Titan, credited with bringing enlightenment to humans. Prometheus stole fire from the Gods and gave it to humankind, bringing the power of warmth and light to the dark and miserable earth. Prometheus acted against the express wishes of the Olympian Gods, who wanted to keep the power of fire - enlightenment - for their exclusive use. Zeus punished Prometheus by chaining him to a rock in the Caucasus Mountains. Every day, his liver was devoured by a giant eagle, only to regenerate overnight."
Prometheus is not only a dying and rising god, he is also a bringer of light from the realm of the gods for the enlightenment of mankind, which makes him very much like the Gnostic Jesus, who brought knowledge from the heavens to free mankind from the burdens of this life.
Creatures of Prometheus Overture - 5:03 minutes (4.63 MB)
Aeschylus' "Prometheus Bound"
Prometheus: the Poem of Fire - 21:53 minutes (20.05 MB)
Like most of the pieces presented as part of the Mysteries of Easter, I do not recommend this for training the mind. It's far too turbulent and emotional for that. Nevertheless, it is incredibly beautiful and should be enjoyed for the work of genius it is. Here is a bit I copied out of the internet about it:
Alexander Scriabin - Prometheus: The Poem of Fire
John Barleycorn Must Die - 6:17 minutes (5.75 MB)
The use of a children's choir to sing about the brutal treatment of poor John Barleycorn sort of gives a "Children of the Corn" feel to the allegorical song about the harvesting of the barley and the making of the beer
There were three men came out of the west, their fortunes for to try
And there they made a solemn oath on poor John Barleycorn
And little Sir John and the nut brown bowl and his brandy in the glass
St John Passion BWV 245 - 108:53 minutes (99.69 MB)
I can't say enough good things about this sweet, sweet performance of St John Passion by J S Bach. It was second runner-up for this week's Easter Special. Check out the video: