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Believe, I shall…


I believe in the sun, and the warm it exudes. 
I believe in the moon, the stars, and space. 
In the sound of the wind against my face. 
The chill of winter on a morning’s breath 

I believe in the heart, emotions palpitating…
In the sea and its temperament
I believe in starting clean, and the opportunities it can bring.
In children’s smile on Christmas day

I believe in the fall, the grace in nature’s death

Flamboyán leaves

Flamboyán Leaves


I believe in the spring, the phoenix’s birth 
In the meadow, the forest, 
the burning heats of men…

I believe in the cloud terrain after the kiss of rain
the shadows if a flamboyan tree under it’s rest
I believe in the torments that life brings 
in the act of weeping, the mourning of a death

I believe in the sun, and the warm it exudes
I believe in the crater of the moon, 
in the rouge meteors that scar the sky
I believe in the frigid winter winds against my skin
freezing my bones, and frosting my soul

But most importantly
I believe in you… 

 

Author’s Notes: Here you have my first poem of 2014. I was inspired by the Composer Ola Gjeilo’s “Across the vast eternal Sky”. Something I have learned about life in the last couple of months is that we should never stop believing… I hope you enjoy. Happy New Year! 

-Musical Poetry 

From Light to Light- Wind


Thin this silver cord like wisp of smoke
mere brush of breath against the face
ah!
I know I do not know…
and smile grateful into light
(mild clouds of myrrh the eagle soars
and hyms the heart of god)
and smile grateful
into
light

Text: Susan Palo Cherwien
Music: Aaron McDermind
Preformed: The National Lutheran Choir

http://aaronmcdermid.com/from-light-to-light/

Layers of sound & harmony


What happens when you start losing your faith? What happens when your hope is fleeting? Sure. Some good things happen. But in comparison to the “bad” the “good”? Let’s just say that it looks pretty insignificant.  Then you find this piece. For me it’s not about the lyrics. Ok. It’s not just about the lyrics. The layers of sound. The harmonies. The constant movement between the voices. The intent. The motif. The way the melody fugues from voice to voice. Section to section. The way the Soprano hits one or two high notes… the notes the bass sing which are low, but they give a richness & depth towards the piece? 

The intention of the words? What the words truely want to evoke, the music conveys. The only “flaw” this audio has is the “t” is too marcatto. Other than that? This piece is perfect. You are immersed in layers upon layers of sound & harmony.

Text:

Nada Te Turbe
by Santa Teresa de Ávila
Music by:Jake Runestad

Nada te turbe;
nada te espante;
todo se pasa;
Dios no se muda,
la paciencia
todo lo alcanza.
Quien a Dios tiene
nada le falta.
Solo Dios basta.

[Let nothing disturb you;
let nothing frighten you;
everything passes;
God never changes,
patience
obtains all things.
Whoever has God,
lacks nothing.

 

Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass excerpts


A wall of sound.


When you listen to classical music, whether it be instrumental (orchestra, band) or vocal (Opera, Choir, Zarzuela), what do you see? What do you feel? Different composers evoke different emotions, it’s natural, but ultimately what composers what to do is transcend. What transcends in you? Can you feel what the composer wants you to feel or experience? Share your experiences here.

Coral Municipal de Ponce


La Coral Municipal de Ponce cantando en el Quinto Festival Internacional: Descubre a Puerto Rico y su Música Coral. Dirigidos por el Prof: Rubén Colón Tarrats.

Canciones:
Summertime – Arreglo Coral: Mons. Abel Di Marco
Solista: Profa. Juanita Vázquez

Ponce – Version Coral: Prof. Rubén Colón Tarrats

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