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Music of Robert Gass

Robert Gass has a musical career that spans four decades and 25 albums and covers a variety of genres. He is a classically trained musician at Harvard and that New England Conservatory. Robert has also been a rock performer and recording artist for Mercury and Avco Embassy in the late 60s and 70s. He finally has found his home as a spiritual musician specializing in sacred chant. His CDs and tapes are renowned with his choral group. On Wings of Song has sold more than 600,000 copies including the best-selling 'Om Namaha Shivaya', which is been hailed by the New Age Journal as one of the most 20 most influential recordings of the last 20 years.

Most other Kirtan leaders and chant aficionados lean towards tribal rhythms or exotic instrumentation and charismatic vocal improvisation. But Robert Gass favors steady, soothing tempos and simple acoustic accompaniment. He occasionally uses solo vocal turn; the sweetly blended voices of the choir remain in the foreground. This cohesiveness creates a universal harmony appropriate for his collection of healing songs. Universal would also describe his song choices. He puts his own spin on songs by Sandy Denny, the Who and Carly Simon as well as including traditional songs from the yoga, Buddhist and Catholic traditions.

Robert Gass