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Stregoni Symphony Commentary

Post  Chasmira1060 on Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:55 pm

As some of you know, I recently released an album entitled Stregoni Symphony. All of the songs of this album are rooted in the inspiration of my books which accompany them. Below is a description of how each song came into being. This album is released in honor of my upcoming first ebook entitled Golden Healer, Dark Enchantress. I hope you will ultimately accompany me on a vast reading adventure as my books become published; til then, hope this music blesses and inspires!
~Christine E. Schulze ©️2009

Available at: http://www.rmusic.com/unsigned/stregoni_symphony.html

1. Butterfly Fantasia: This song accompanies “The Song of Healing,” a story from The Legends of Surprisers series. Grace learns this song from the Malachite Butterflies.

2. Wolf’s Requiem: Also from “The Song of Healing,” Grace composes this song as a symbol of her promise to Wolfagone.

Lyrics:
“Howl at the moon,
Pour out your sorrow before God…
Howl at the moon,
Pour out your sorrow before God…
Howl at the moon,
Pour out your sorrow before God…
Howl at the moon, howl at the moon, howl at the moon…
And when your sorrows have ceased
Do not forget to thank the one
Whom with your troubles you’d run
And He has cast them all away.
And when your sorrows have ceased
Do not forget to thank the one
Whom with your troubles you’d run
And He has cast them all away.
Howl at the moon,
Pour out your sorrow before God…
Howl at the moon, howl at the moon, howl at the moon…

3. Song of Healing: Originally titled “It was Like a Painting,” I thought the calm, ocean feel of this song perfectly reflected the story in which Grace hops around to different islands in search of the white seaweed, while also serving as a beautiful rendition of the actual “Song of Healing” itself.

Lyrics:
“It was like a painting…
It was like a painting…
It was like a painting…
It was like a painting…
It was like I was the brush spreading the joy throughout the world,
It was like a painting,
A painting…”

4. Softshell Sonata: From “The Song of Healing,” the tune Grace composes for the Duddy sea turtles.

5. Journey to Abalino: This song marks Hannah’s triumphant entry in “The Secret Life of Hannah,” while also reflecting the triumph of Abalino’s glorious resurrection in The Vision.

6. Cleocatriss: The first song for the first scene of the first story in the first book of the Legends of Surprisers series.

7. Ride On: Lozolian Fanfare: This short piece represents all the drama, magic, and intense battles experienced in the realm of Loz in The Legend of Loz and Zephyr’s Islands. I actually created lyrics, which are as follows:
“Ride on
When the shadows overcome you
When the darkness overshadows you
When the evil overpowers you
Ride on:
Ride on, Ride on
Til you reach the light,
Ride on:
Ride on, ride on, ride on
Ride on.”

8. Blue Eyes: The song Chamblain woos Gail with in The Prism of Ashlei.

Lyrics:

“Blue eyes,
I’m talkin’ ‘bout those blue eyes,
Their power to mesmerize
And hold me tight
To that gaze
Oh, what a sight,
I can’t believe it’s true…
I found someone like you…
And those blue eyes…

9. Song of Tears: The song the Elantra must play to restore peace to Adelar in Elantra: Song of Tears, Lady of the Dawn.

10. Lu-lu-ha-loo! Based on the warm-up song the real Mrs. Fleming used in my beloved SWIC choir, the character Gail uses this song in her choir as well.

11. Crystal River: While I composed this song as a child and carried it around for a long time in my head, I decided it couldn’t fit more perfectly than with Bloodmaiden. The eerie chimes reflect the harsh winter of the Tynanian Mountains, and you can almost feel Crislin’s and Chalom’s struggle as they stand before the frozen lake, wondering if they dare cross. To read their story, follow this link: www.webook.com/project/bloodmaiden

Lyrics:

Crystal river, tell me true,
Tell me what I ought to do,
Should I cross thy icy land
Frozen in time?
Crystal river, tell me true,
Tell me what I ought to do,
Should I stay or should I run?
I do not know…
Memories and dreams forgot
Still I must go on
But when I feel that I cannot
I sing this little song.
Crystal river, tell me true
Tell me what I ought to do,
Should I stay
Or should I run?
Tell me my future,
I already know my past.

12. The Pirates of Meleeon: Named in honor of the book that inspired it, this song sings of both the joys, the dangers, and the ultimate victories faced by the pirates of Meleeon.

13. Stregoni Symphony/Dream: This song is created in honor of the upcoming release of my first ebook, Golden Healer, Dark Enchantress. The middle section of the song is a melody entitled “Dream,” the lyrics of which are as follows:
The last section represents the steadily heightening emotions and danger as Chrystine, Aaryn, Sylvia, and Lund all face the Dark Enchantress as well as her Elite vampires.

“Dream” Lyrics:

“Dream
How it would be
Just you and me
You and me together…
One
Moment to see
Happy and free
You and me forever.
You
Hold me close in your arms
And I’m safe, warm and protected
And we are connected
One, no longer two.
Your powerful gaze is true
And your spell is enacted
And I am infected
With only thoughts of you…
Dream
How it could be
Just you and me
You and me together…
One
Lifetime to see
Happy and free
You and me forever
Just dream…

14. Memory Charmer/Just Be: This song too contains a hidden song in its midst, one entitled “Just Be.” “Just Be” originally accompanied a book entitled Transience; however, the mournfully hoping mood of this song perfectly accompanies this book as well.

“Just Be” Lyrics:

“I just wanna be with you…
But I know that I can’t just do that.
I just want to lie in your arms
Safe from all harm
But I know that I can’t just do that…
Sometimes I wish that we could just fly away
Dancing and free…
Sometimes I wish that we could just be free
To be
What we want to be…
I just want to love you
And be loved by you
But I know that I can’t just do that…
But I know that I can’t just do that.

15. Wind Whisperer: Accompanies the third book in the Stregoni Sequence, Wind Whisperer, Truth Gazer, reflecting Aurora’s light, airy steps. Inspired from Celtic Woman's "Walking in the Air".

16. The Vision: Originally another of my child-inspired songs, it now accompanies The Vision, last in the Legends of Surprisers series. In the original composition, Princess Brighteyes pined for her Jonny to come save her, though in the modern tale, she wishes for Daniel to come while she is locked in the confines of Sheik Kakar’s palace. Below are the original lyrics:

17. The Happy Song: Honestly, this remains the one song in the score not belonging to a specific book, but it’s so happy that I had to include it! I credit this song to the Gailean Quartet as it is my favorite series.
The Phoenix Feather: Stemming from a song I composed on the piano, “The Phoenix Feather” accompanies the Hero Chronicles, in which the phoenix feather plays a poignant role, both symbolically and in the stories themselves.

18. Noom Enots: Finally, I include “Noom Enots,” the song that restores spring to the seven Surpriser kingdoms in “The Icecapade.”

19. Dristann and Tiffany's Theme: The theme which honors Dristann and Tiffany, the mysterious couple from The Hero Chronicles.

20. Sulaimon (Shinn Medley): I originally composed this piece for Laura Shinn, a good friend of mine and one of wonderful editors. While she did not end up using it for her video, I kept it and it reminds me of Crisilin's and Chalom's ventures in Sulaimon in Bloodmaiden. The different pieces seem to reflect the four dynasties of Sulaimon.

I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a magical journey with me through these songs and hopefully, in the future, through the books which accompany them. In the meantime, here’s some other cool stuff you can check out:
www.goldenhealerartwork.blogspot.com A lot of character illustrations from my books.
www.youtube.com/user/LittleMissFlem Several numbers from the SWIC choir, some of my book promos, and other random cool stuff.
www.readerseden.com My lovely e-publisher.
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