The Gates of Istanbul Song Lyrics

Loreena McKennitt

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Music and lyric by Loreena McKennitt

See there, past that far-off hill
A tower held in the sky
Hear there, in that dark blue night
The music calling us home

See there, in that far-off field
Flowers turned to the sky
Feel there, in that dark blue night
The music calling us home

Stars may always guide our way,
From desert sands where winds blow harsh and long
But here's where, where our hearts will pray

Track Listing


Enhanced CD 1
  • 1 Incantation
  • 2 The Gates of Istanbul
  • 3 Caravanserai
  • 4 The English Ladye and the Knight
  • 5 Kecharitomene
  • 6 Penelope’s Song
  • 7 Sacred Shabbat
  • 8 Beneath a Phrygian Sky
  • 9 Never‐Ending Road (Amhrán Duit)


  • credits


    album: Track 2 in album An Ancient Muse
    release date: 2006-11-21
    popularity : 48 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Ethereal
    producer: Loreena McKennitt
    drums: Tal Bergman
    vocal: Loreena McKennitt
    performer: Krotala
    bass: Tim Landers
    keyboard: Loreena McKennitt
    percussion: Hossam Ramzy, Ανδρέας Παπάς, Βαγγέλης Καρίπης and Πέτρος Κούρτης
    cello: Caroline Lavelle
    bouzouki: Georgios Kontogiannis
    zither: Πάνος Δημητρακόπουλος
    lyre: Σωκράτης Σινόπουλος
    oud: Haig Yazdjian
    assistant producer: Brian Hughes
    electric guitar & bouzouki & synthesizer & oud: Brian Hughes
    composer: Loreena McKennitt
    lyricist: Loreena McKennitt

    Album Information

    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: Enhanced CD
    barcode: 774213121097
    script: Latin