What is to give light must endure burning. ~ Victor Frankl
At last, I have finally completed the music and video of “Light,” the second piece of The Four Elements. As I did with “Breath” I am offering a free mp3 download of “Light” for the first week of release, which you can find on my Facebook Music Page or at CD Baby. (After midnight EST, Sunday, August 26, it will revert back to a $.99 download.)
Since I’ve previously written about the creation of this piece in Fire and Light: When the Idea is Too Big and At the Speed of Light, today I simply present the video, the lyrics, and a few acknowledgements. Enjoy!
A special thanks goes as always to my creative partner and husband, Bill Purse, who not only engineered and produced the audio recording, but also played bass and sang. Another thanks to two of my former students, Mike Elliott and Rob Balotsky, who played electronic percussion for the piece, no mean feat considering the odd time signatures and shifting rhythms. A final thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope Program and NASA video sources for such inspiring images of our world and our universe.
Lyrics to “Light” ©2011 Lynn Emberg Purse
Solar plexus, solar flare
Fire burning through the air becomes
Light through the leaves, Light through the clouds
The edge of dawn, the hem of night
chasing shadows in the race to light.
Gathered on the waters, reflected by the moon.
Even once removed, its power streams into the night, light.
Lux aeterna, Lux aeterna, Lux, Lux