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Birds that Fly, and Other Things

Birds that Fly, and Other Things

Selected Composition

 

Kris Buckle, "Another Night"

 

 

Program Notes

 

I happened to find Kris Buckle's songs in one of those nights spent following leads on iTunes: how one song leads to a different song, then to a new one. I really don't remember what led me to Kris Buckle—but I like his songs. 

 

Buckle is a British composer and musician. He has released two albums. Here is a link to his website, where you can listen to the song I have chosen for today:

 

Kris Buckle


 

Kris Buckle's song "Another Night" is beautiful and sweet. It is also, perhaps, Christian (though of a potentially enlightened British kind of Christianity, one that includes the idea of love-making as sacred). Please tell me what you make of this song in comments below. Here is a link to to it on Amazon.com (this song is from the 2009 album Birds that fly, and Other Things):

 

Kris Buckle, "Another Night"

 

 

 

 

I created "The Face of All the World Is Changed," the image above, in 2016. It is based on Mandelbrot fractals. The title is from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets from the Portuguese, no. 7:


The face of all the world is changed, I think, 
Since first I heard the footsteps of thy soul
Move still, oh, still, beside me, as they stole
Betwixt me and the dreadful outer brink
Of obvious death, where I, who thought to sink, 
Was caught up into love, and taught the whole
Of life in a new rhythm. The cup of dole
God gave for baptism, I am fain to drink, 
And praise its sweetness, Sweet, with thee anear. 
The names of country, heaven, are changed away
For where thou art or shalt be, there or here; 
And this ... this lute and song ... loved yesterday, 
(The singing angels know) are only dear, 
Because thy name moves right in what they say.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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