This music is based in part on the classical form of Mass for the Dead, although it is not dedicated to a specific religion but to a wider honouring of spirit. Much of the inspiration for the essence of this composition was drawn from the Requiem (meaning rest) of French composer Maurice Duruflé who, along with Fauré, broke the accepted pattern of previous Requiems by evoking feelings of love and hope in our passing, instead of fear and judgement. The Well of Souls Requiem is a personal interpretation of the death journey, a celebration of life as much as a song for the dead.
The EAGLE’S GIFT is the precious gift of life and place from which the Requiem unfolds. Like water the spirit is drawn fom the WELL OF SOULS to experience life’s moments of ecstasy and despair. A PRAYER is offered up that all may live and die with dignity, and honour this HALLOWED EARTH. The fragile being desires SANCTUARY, calling out for a place of safety, until at death the soul tenderly whispers unto itself REST GENTLE HEART. Compassion, forgiveness and MERCY are the graces that we can bestow. Together all living beings face the infinite and ETERNAL, moving beyond light and dark. OPEN and released, the soul takes flight on the everlasting quest for the SPIRIT OF EDEN.
TRACKS: Eagle’s Gift, Well of Souls, Prayer, Hallowed Earth, Sanctuary, Rest Gentle Heart, Mercy, Eternal, Open, Spirit of Eden
MP3 album length: 65 minutes
Also available as a CD. See Music CD page