School effectiveness

Calls and invocations

The following sound files are to be used in conjunction with the third lesson in the key stage 3 unit: Spirituality in sound and music.


1. Call to worship, St Mary Le Bow, Cheapside (26 secs) [mp3] Source:

2. Priests blowing shankh (conch) before Ganga aarti at Banaras (52 secs) [YouTube]

3. Muslim call to prayer (adhan/azan) (1 min 57 secs) [mp3] Imam at Masjid al Nabvi, City of Medina, Saudi Arabia Source:

4. Rooster crowing in the morning, [YouTube]

5. Shofar and call of repentence during Rosh Hashanah (1 min 27 secs) [mp3] Source: Jewish National and University Library


6. Invitation to the devas (1 min 12 secs) [mp3] Source: Dhammacaya Buddhist Meditation Institute

7a. Kyrie Elieson (1 min 36 secs) [mp3] Catherine Braslavsky Enssemble performing in the labyrinth of Chartres cathedral, Source: Chartres: The Path of the Soul

7b. The Lord's Prayer (2 mins 2 secs) [mp3] The Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield, west Yorkshire Source:

7c. Alleluia (56 secs) [mp3] The Adoremus Hymnal, Source:

8. Mahamantra (Hare Krishna) (4 mins 35 secs) [mp3] Performed by Sriman Bhudev Prabhu Source:

9a. Om Mani Padme Hum (Version 1) (24 secs) Performed by HH Jigmey Phuntsok Rinpoche [mp3] Source: Buddhism club, University of New York, Stony Brook

9b. Om Mani Padme Hum (Version 2) (4 mins 54 secs) Chinese version with music [mp3] Source: BuddhaNet

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Last updated: 31 Oct 2016