Handel

Handel He never considered for a second the standing ovations, the wild applause, the tears of joy, the years of popular longevity, or the glorious manifest presence of the living God. Tattered velvet slippers shuffling upon the cold stone floor at midnight, he frantically searched by candlelight for inkwell, pen, and paper trying to pace…

Post-Election Prayer

This is a great post-election prayer. I love this words to the song The Prayer, sung here by Celine Dion an Josh Groban. Somehow in this gloaming hour as we wait and pray to see what tomorrow will bring, these words say it all: …Lead us to a place guide us with your grace give…

Moonbeams

moonbeams upon a rolling sea unlocked a song buried within my heart

Strumming Away the Airport Blues…

Our plane from Cyprus to Israel was detained for over four hours. There were a lot of Israelis on the flight; and after about three hours, this young Israeli picked up the guitar and strummed and sang the song “Piano Man,” which I hadn’t heard in years… it was delightful. Actually, he sang and played several…

Liebestraum No. 3

One of my favorite classical pieces, Franz Liszt’s Liebestraum No. 3. Here it is played by Afghan/German pianist, Nageeb Gardizi

More from ‘Secret Garden’

  The amazing song to which you can listen below on YouTube is titled, “Sigma.” It is an Irish song written by David Agnew and recorded by 11 year old, Rhonan Sugure, of the Irish National Chamber Choir and the European group called Secret Garden. Below are the lyrics in English: 

Hauntingly Beautiful

A few years ago while in St. Petersburg, Russia, I bought a c/d titled, Earthsongs, by a European group called, Secret Garden. When I heard this song, Sometimes When it Rains, the hauntingly beautiful melody compelled me so much that I pulled the car over to listen with rapt attention. This music nourished my parched soul like streams in…