The Dance of Life and Death

In many cases, seeming opposites are actually ‘dance partners’ in the never ending flow of the Cosmos. Protons are positively charged, electrons negatively so, and their balanced pairing is what holds atoms together and makes all the matter in the universe possible. The force of gravity by the Sun on our planet is balanced by…

Mystery

Here in the West we tend to think that we largely have The World figured out — well enough to live comfortable, predictable and safe lives — that WE are in control. And that Mystery and Paradox are exceptions, outliers, ‘not the norm’. Anymore I wonder if we have that backwards, that Mystery and Paradox…

The Alchemical Crucible

The Alchemical Crucible                            W. Zeitler [ORGAN] (a new piece) Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven Chivalrous Virtues: Hope and the Knight’s Dagger                     W. Zeitler Alchemy is described as a medieval forerunner of…

Order of Chivalry: Obedience

Prelude: Kaddish                 M. Ravel (1875-1937) Susan Addington, Flute Postlude: The Order of Chivalry: Obedience                  W. Zeitler Maurice Ravel composed “Deux Mélodies Hébraïques” (“Two Hebrew Melodies”) in 1914 for voice and piano. (Today we hear it on flute instead.) A few…

Psalm 24

A Psalm. Pertaining to Dauid. On the first of the sabbaths. The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness, the inhabited world and all those who inhabit it; He himself founded it on seas and prepared it on rivers. Who shall ascend onto the mountain of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy…

Psalm 20

At the end. A Psalm. Pertaining to Dauid. May the Lord hearken to you in the day of affliction! May the name of the God of Iakob protect you! May he send you help from a holy place and support you from Sion. May he remember your every sacrifice, and let your whole burnt offering…

Psalm 9/10

At the end. Over the secrets of the son. A Psalm. Pertaining to Dauid. I will acknowledge you, O Lord, with my whole heart; I describe all your wonders. I will be glad and will rejoice in you; I will sing a psalm to your name, O Most High. When my enemy turns back, rearwards,…

Psalm 7

A Psalm pertaining to Dauid, which he sang to the Lord because of the words of Chousi son of Iemeni. O Lord my God, in you I hoped;save me from all pursuing me, and rescue me, lest he like a lion seize my soul,there being no one redeeming me or saving me. O Lord my…

Psalm 6

At the end. Among hymns. Over the eighth. A Psalm. Pertaining to Dauid. O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger,nor discipline me in your wrath. Have mercy on me, O Lord, because I am weak;heal me, O Lord, because my bones were troubled, and my soul was troubled greatly.And you, O Lord —…

Psalm 4

At the end. Among Psalms. An Ode concerning Dauid. When I would call, the God of my righteousness heard me. In affliction you enlarged me. Have compassion on me and hear my prayer. You sons of humanity, how long will you be heavy-hearted? Why do you agape-love futility and seek falsehood? Musical Interlude  And know…