As we take a moment to pause and acknowledge the beauty of the Earth, this most precious and grand gift, I am reminded of a quintessential piece of choral music: Earth Song, by Frank Tichelli. Growing up in rural Montana, I first encountered this work as a student in High School. I was instantly captivated by it.
Tichelli’s treatment of tension, resolution, pain, relief, all a reminder of our stewardship of this irreplaceable planet. All a reminder of the rhythm of life and, indeed, our own lives.
This week’s Musical Meditation was performed by Roots in the Sky (rootsinthesky.org), a Montana-based professional choir, under the direction of Andrew Major.
– Logan Henke, Music Minister