Music Notes – October 21, 2018

“Sanctuary” is a widely successful Christian song composed by Randy Scruggs (son of celebrated country singer Earl Scruggs), with lyrics by John Thompson. The tune “Adiemus” by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins may be familiar to some from its use in a Delta Air Lines television commercial. The original commercial recording of the song, which suggests a blend of African and Celtic melody and rhythm, featured South African singer Miriam Stockley as lead vocalist.