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  • Amanda Lee Falkenberg

๐™ณ๐šŠ๐šข 3 ๐ŸŒ™ ๏ผฅ๏ผก๏ผฒ๏ผด๏ผจ ๐ŸŒŽ ๏ผญ๏ผฏ๏ผฏ๏ผฎ

Updated: May 31

The five-day count down until the epic recording session with 60 singers from London Voices for THE MOONS SYMPHONY at the iconic ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS.


Lyrics Day 3

๐‘ณ๐’–๐’๐’‚๐’“ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‚๐’–๐’•๐’š ๐’”๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’š ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’†

๐‘จ๐’” ๐’˜๐’† ๐’”๐’‚๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’…๐’‚๐’“๐’Œ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’Ž๐’๐’๐’ ๐’“๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’Š๐’Ž๐’ƒ


๐‘ป๐’“๐’‚๐’—๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’”๐’ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’“ ๐’‚๐’˜๐’‚๐’š (๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’—๐’†๐’๐’”)

๐‘ช๐’๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐’”๐’Œ๐’Š๐’†๐’” ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐’˜๐’† ๐’”๐’‚๐’˜ ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐‘ฌ๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’‰ ๐’“๐’Š๐’”๐’†!


๐‘บ๐’†๐’†๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฌ๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’‘๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’†

๐‘ป๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’„๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’… ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‰๐’–๐’Ž๐’‚๐’ ๐’“๐’‚๐’„๐’†

LOR - Image May 2022


As one gazes at our moon, that simple act creates an instant solace for the soul, a stillness, a serenity, and that is the musical atmosphere I wanted to accompany the scene for the following excerpt.



So while I was composing music for this 7th movement, I would stare at that Earthrise image, thinking about its impact on the world and was determined to transfer its powerful message into music.


And while determination helped me overcome what felt like a daunting task, I was also transfixed by the serenity of that image.


Seeing Earth suspended, in the blackness of apace, thinking about that mission and the astronaut's unexpected encounter of Earth rising, returning and sharing that scene, so we could all benefit from its powerful message.

And this ties in nicely with a comment that Jim Lovell made (who was one of 3 astronauts of the Apollo 8) where he talks about that mission and image and comments about the impact it made and, in his words, describes the situation most poetically by saying,


โ€œ๐‘ฐ๐’• ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’Ž๐’๐’”๐’• ๐’๐’Š๐’Œ๐’† ๐’”๐’‚๐’š๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฌ๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’‰๐’“๐’Š๐’”๐’† ๐’‘๐’‰๐’๐’•๐’ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’–๐’“๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‚๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’๐’๐’‚๐’–๐’•

๐’๐’‡ ๐‘จ๐’‘๐’๐’๐’๐’ 8, ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’Š๐’• ๐’„๐’‚๐’Ž๐’†, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’Š๐’• ๐’…๐’Š๐’… ๐’Š๐’•๐’” ๐’‹๐’๐’ƒ.โ€



Day 3 - Libretto Excerpt "Lunar Beauty, serenity the silence of time"



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