I can't believe I just noticed this but on both the studio and live versions of the Iron Maiden song, "Sign of the Cross" from the album, Virtual XI
, you will notice that the choir intro is the Russian chant for the "Blessed is the man", the first kathisma from the psalter (i don't know if that particular melody is used anywhere else in the Russian tradition). Anyway, I thought it was pretty cool. I've included the link to the Rock in Rio tour where a live version of the song was played (it's far better with Dickinson than Blaze Bayley). Don't listen to the song expecting any great theological insight (it's pretty bland and kind of a cheaper rendition of the thoughts heard on "Hallowed be Thy Name" from Number of the Beast
in 1982, when Maiden was in its heyday).
Still, it's a good rocking song. Enjoy.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG3MZR5Pu1Q