This ¾ tune in a swinging gospel style has gotten wide acclaim and use as a congregational hymn in the Unitarian Universalist Church as well as some other denominations. This choral arrangement adds some counterpoint and different voice parts taking the lead. In a coda section there’s a 4/4 gospel, layered repeated riff that could draw in the congregation. It’s syncopated and may take a little time to figure out, but once you get the feel, it’s worth it – really rousing.
From the album Heart in Another Land, the song Heart In Another Land! Digital Download only!
This was written as a closing song and it’s in the UU Hymnbook. It’s a hymn with a gospel beat, a 16 bar melody with an 8 bar intro/interlude. The central message is taken from a Native American saying: once we have shared in this circle together, the circle doesn’t break, it just opens. As the third verse gets to the word “opens” the music takes us to a coda. “…opens – to every fate of life, and every open heart.”
The words sing of the greater sun and lengthening days that nurture the burst of growth in spring. In an ABABA rondo form, a slowly shifting modal accompaniment alternates with a rising chordal burst of harmony. “In longer day, the spirit cannot hide. Oh searching sun, heal earth’s darker side.”
From the album Earth Sky Love and Dreams, the song A Song For The Earth! Digital Download only!
From the album Sailing with the Moon, the song The Oneness Of Everything! Digital Download only!
From the album Heart in Another Land, the song Let the Magic Start! Digital Download only!
Classical, jazz, world folk music influenced instrumentals by cello, oboe, guitar and ethnic percussion featuring Jim and former Winter Consort friends who originally recorded as the group Radiance. Selected from the albums A Song for the Earth and Inverness, these sparkling compositions by Jim and improvisations by the acoustic ensemble are great for relaxation, reflection, free dance and life in general. Including free shipping.
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From the album Sailing with the Moon, the song Plant More Than You Harvest! Digital Download only!