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
𝑳𝒖𝒏𝒂𝒓 𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒚 𝒔𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒊𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆
𝑨𝒔 𝒘𝒆 𝒔𝒂𝒊𝒍 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒂𝒓𝒌 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒎𝒐𝒐𝒏 𝒓𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒄𝒍𝒊𝒎𝒃
𝑻𝒓𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒔𝒐 𝒇𝒂𝒓 𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒚 (𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒔)
𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒃𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒔𝒌𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒘𝒆 𝒔𝒂𝒘 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝑬𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒉 𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒆!
𝑺𝒆𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑬𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒉 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒄𝒆
𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒎𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒅 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒉𝒖𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒆
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,
“𝑰𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒂𝒍𝒎𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒔𝒂𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑬𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒆 𝒑𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒐 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒕𝒉 𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒖𝒕
𝒐𝒇 𝑨𝒑𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒐 8, 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒕 𝒄𝒂𝒎𝒆, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒕 𝒅𝒊𝒅 𝒊𝒕𝒔 𝒋𝒐𝒃.”
Day 3 - Libretto Excerpt "Lunar Beauty, serenity the silence of time"