Rough Song – The Spirit of Love
I woke up this morning in the mood to create. Last week was busy entertaining guests and celebrating a special Baha’i Holy Day so I haven’t had much of a chance to work on music. As I sat at the piano and practiced playing a few pieces, I then started to dabble a little. That’s where the excitement of an idea usually begins… with dabbling.
I searched for a quotation and found this inspiring one in the book, ‘Releasing the Powers of Junior Youth’. As I played a few chords on the piano, I heard this simple melody and ran up to record it in the studio so that I wouldn’t forget it. It is very rough but I’m happy to share it and would love to hear your thoughts on what you think of it and how to improve the piece. I know it’s a bit repetitive especially in the beginning as I sing the first phrase several times but I wanted the focus to be on that first sentence because of the beauty of the words, ‘So intense must be the spirit of love and loving-kindness…’. What do you think of the title, ‘The Spirit of Love’?
Have a listen and please share your thoughts. The music and lyrics are below: