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Stephen Michael Reich ( born October 3, 1936) is an American composer who, along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass, pioneered minimal music in the mid to late 1960s.Reich's style of composition influenced many composers and groups. His innovations include using tape loops to create phasing patterns (for example, his early compositions It's Gonna Rain and Come Out), and the use of simple, audible processes to explore musical concepts (for instance, Pendulum Music and Four Organs). These compositions, marked by their use of repetitive figures, slow harmonic rhythm and canons, have significantly influenced contemporary music, especially in the US. Reich's work took on a darker character in the 1980s with the introduction of historical themes as … more »


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He began to warn the people. He said: "After a while, it's gonna rain after a while
for forty days and for forty nights". And the people didn't believe him
And they begin to laugh at him. And they begin to mock him
And they begin to say: "It ain't gonna rain!"

It's gonna rain
It's gon'

They didn't believe it was gonna rain. But glory to God. Hallelujah! 
Bless God's wonderful name this evening. I said, this evening
After a while, they didn't believe it was gonna rain. But sure enough, it began to rain. Hallelujah! 
They began to knock upon the door. But it was too late. Hoo! 
The Bible tell me, they knocked upon the door until the skin came off their hands
Whoo! My Lord! My Lord! I say, until the skin came off their hand. They cried
I can just hear their cry now. I can hear 'em say: "Oh Noah! Would you just open the door?" 
But Noah couldn't open the door; it had been sealed by the hand of God

Glory to God
Had been sealed
Couldn't open the door
Noah! Noah!
They cried
Just open the door
Couldn't open the door
But sure enough

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