Monday, January 27, 2014
Monday Music: The Pleiades and Orion
John Michael Talbot is another of those "pioneers in contemporary Christian music" whose recording career took off during the "Jesus Movement" of the 1970s. Talbot went on to become a lay brother in the Franciscan Order in the Catholic Church later founded the order of The Brothers and Sisters of Charity. "The Pleiades and Orion" was recorded in 1981 on the double album, Troubadour of the Great King, on the occasion of the 800th birthday of St. Francis of Assisi. The text for the song is based upon Amos 5:8.