Everyone suddenly burst out singing;
And I was filled with such delight
As prisoned birds must find in freedom
Winging wildly across the white
Orchards and dark green fields; on – on – and out of sight.
Everyone’s voice was suddenly lifted;
And beauty came like the setting sun:
My heart was shaken with tears, and horror
Drifted away…O, but Everyone
Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing
will never be done.
– Siegfried Sassoon, “Everyone Sang”
Merry Christmas to each and every one of you that read this blog. I hope the journey of learning and sharing has enriched your musical life as it has deepened mine.
I look forward to a wonderful and fruitful 2015.
Much happiness to you now and in the coming year!