Building on the word “Apollo” and the naming of those NASA missions, I now want to draw special attention to a lyric that’s sung twice in this movement to drive the point home about the political and world scene during the Apollo 8 flight and place this lyric in spiritual context of this mission.
𝘼𝙨 𝙬𝙚 𝙨𝙖𝙞𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙧𝙠 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙢𝙤𝙤𝙣 𝙧𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙡𝙞𝙢𝙗
This lyric is sung for a second time and delivered by the extraordinary voice of tenor soloist Daniel Koek. We will record his powerful and majestic vocal line this Saturday at Abbey Road Studios, where this solo leads into the final chorus for "Earthrise".
We will examine this lyric from the historical context of this Apollo 8 mission.
The scene that underscored the Apollo mission in the 60s was a dark and anxious period for many people, so when the Astronauts launched, they departed a divided world with distressed and weary souls.
So the lyrics 𝘼𝙨 𝙬𝙚 𝙨𝙖𝙞𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙧𝙠 not only imply the 𝙙𝙖𝙧𝙠 skies of space but is to recognize the 𝙙𝙖𝙧𝙠 times and tension on the planet; hearts were hurting; it was a grief-stricken globe they were sailing from.
Apollo 8 "Sailing the Dark" This computer-generated visualization depicts the Apollo 8 spacecraft in orbit around the Moon, with Earth rising over the horizon.
Credits- NASA Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio/Ernie Wright jpg
And it's interesting to note that when one explores the definition of the word Apollo, it means;
“𝙜𝙤𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩, 𝙢𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙘, 𝙥𝙤𝙚𝙩𝙧𝙮, 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙥𝙝𝙚𝙘𝙮 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙮”
So this exquisite definition played so poetically to the spiritual outcome of that mission.
It was a mission that gifted the world that uplifting image because we all owned a piece of that view, and it offered the urgently needed universal balm and spiritual nectar for the desperate souls back on Earth.
Friday's blog will explore THE MOONS SYMPHONY's challenges towards its symphonic launch date, but for now, let's explore the last moments in this lunar adventure through the video excerpt, which delivers a powerful message for humanity and becomes the crowning moment in THE MOONS SYMPHONY experience.
𝙀𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙝 𝙫𝙞𝙚𝙬𝙚𝙙 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙚
𝘽𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙖 𝙣𝙚𝙬 𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩
𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙬𝙚 𝙨𝙖𝙬 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙃𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙚!
Day 5 - Video Excerpt "As we sail the dark"