Is music older than words?

Is music older than words?

I am fortunate to work at a school with such an incredible arts program. Whether students spend one year here or fourteen, they have many chances to share their creative selves with teachers and each other daily. From performances at Grandparents and Special Friends Day, to Revels and Spring Festival, our students consistently blow us … Continue reading

Lux perpetua

Lux perpetua

I sit quietly in an ornately decorated Portland church, hands in my lap, surrounded by the smell of incense, colorful stained glass windows, and the solemn but soaring crystalline melodies of a choir singing Fauré’s Requiem in Latin: Fac eas, Domine, de morte transire ad vitam (Grant them, O Lord, to pass from death to … Continue reading

Fiddlehead

Fiddlehead

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” – Rainer Maria Rilke – Do you remember last year’s songs? They do. Now, it’s time for us to sing along. ps. Check out Nikki McClure’s similarly beautiful rendition of April (from her 2013 calendar). Continue reading