Benny's World

Monday, December 22, 2008

Welcoming Back the Light

photo courtesy of Strictly

Yesterday was the Winter Solstice and the shortest day of the year. I noticed on the site that today was 2 minutes longer in my neck of the prairie.

Here's to welcoming back the light--despite bitter cold temperatures.

While thinking about that good thought, pick up a copy of Anne Dudley's Ancient and Modern on CD and listen to the "Canticles of the Sun & Moon." From what I read at, the song is based around the hymn "From All Who Dwell Beneath the Sky," but Dudley gives it a minimalist turn with cyclical marimba lines. Also, there is a track called From "Darkness to Light" that is very Bach-like but with the influence of Howard Hanson. Hence, ancient and modern.

Very fitting.

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