The Barber, the Baker, and the Open Space Maker

When you ask friends about how they met, their memories are FULL of the smallest details. In Stephens’ poem, that small detail is the daisies.

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If with all your hearts

click here to play song on SoundCloud “If With All Your Hearts” from the oratorio Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn For a moment, I want to say, “Thank You.” You, our audience member, our listener, our reader, are why we do this. Thank you for being on the other side of that screen and for giving…

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“Bring Him Home”

In “Bring Him Home” Jean Valjean sings a prayer over Marius while he sleeps that sounds like it’s part lullaby, part heart cry, part reflection on his own mortality.  Valjean is anticipating a horrible battle the next morning with the odds stacked against them. Kretzmer’s words show a change in Valjean through this song. At…

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