“Moon”, from “Creation: A Musical Tapestry”, for Forte Friday!

Moon, from Creation CD

“Moon”, this week’s Forte Friday post . . .

The super blue blood moon was in this news yesterday. And it should have been because it’s quite rare. One source stated the last one was right after the Civil War ended. Geez! That’s over 150 years ago! So, I decided to share my song, “Moon”, from my “Creation: A Musical Tapestry” album.

In case you aren’t familiar with a “super blue blood moon”, here is some information from CNN:
“So, a “supermoon” is when a full moon occurs at the same time as its perigee, the closest point of the moon’s orbit with Earth. The result: the moon appears larger than normal and NASA is predicting this one will be 14% brighter than usual. Chances are you have used the phrase “once in a blue moon” — but have you ever wondered where it came from? The well-known idiom actually refers to the rare instance when there is a second full moon in a calendar month. The first supermoon of 2018 — which took place on New Year’s Day — was previously described by NASA as the “biggest and brightest” one expected for the entire year. Then completing this “lunar trifecta” is the “blood” element. Although it does not have a scientific definition, a “blood moon” occurs during a lunar eclipse when faint red sunbeams peek out around the edges of the Earth, giving it a reddish, copper color.”

“Moon”, the song . . .

creation: A musical tapestry album

The song, “Moon”, was written for my ten-song “Creation” album. The songs musically depict the first four days of the creation story. We know from the Bible that the sun, moon, and stars were created on Day Four. It is an interesting song, written for piano and string quartet, which is different from any other songs I have written. The style is more contemporary than most of the other songs in the album. Charles M. Barnes, of CMB Music Group, did all the orchestrations for the songs of this album.

Around the time I was writing the songs for this album, the “Twilight” series was really popular. I wasn’t a fan, but my grown daughter was. And, while I only heard some of the music from that movie in passing, some people think “Moon” sounds somewhat like one of the songs from that movie.

I hope you take the time to listen, and let me know what you think. Just keep in mind . . . it was written to sound like the creation of the moon . . . not to sound like some movie music that is contrary to the concept of life:)

The album is available on CD Baby and on iTunes. Other songs include, “Heaven”, “Earth”, “Seas”, “Trees”, “Green Pastures”, “Still Waters”, “Sun”, “Stars”, and “Creation”.

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