Music, Classical and opera
Dhammapada is a collection of sayings of the Buddha compiled by his followers after his death 2,500 years ago; it is the core work in Buddhist thought. It has now been set to Western music in a new singing translation of key sections for a capella choir by composer Ronald Corp, music director of Highgate Choral Society. The choral work, which is around an hour long, is interspersed with field recordings of bells, chants and drums made in the exact locations in India where the Buddha lived and taught.