The Power of Passion and a Prayer
Posted by SandyBeaches on Thursday, February 25, 2010
Our personal passions have brought us to this place at this exact moment in time. Our passions may in part be different from each other, but together we are here with an enduring passion and appreciation for the music given to us by David Archuleta. Like many of you, I have an immeasurable admiration for David and his music. I am astonished that this young man has the ability to make me smile, laugh heartily and shed tears throughout the span of one song. I never in all of my life thought that I could be brought so close to observing an onstage spiritual presence, but many of us did just that this past December. Perhaps we are in need of reflection to see where we are, what we are doing and what we have been wonderfully given. We have become fussy people and not much else that we hear has us turning our heads even for a moment. During this time I have reflected upon David and his Christmas album that took the music world and enthralled it. I fixed my interest upon the Larry King Live shows just before Christmas, which included Christmas music and conversations with three male artists, Sting, Andrea Bocelli and David. Each of the singers had a Christmas album that was chosen to be highlighted on television. All three albums are different but magnificent in their compositions.
These artists are exceptionally beyond the norm and are passionate people in many walks of their lives. Much has already been written about David and his musical abilities but I learned more about David when I read about Andrea Bocelli. I learned that perhaps when the stars and moon are aligned in the sky, or perhaps when we are desperately in need of feeling the inspirational passions in life, a person who can give us that music comes our way.
I have two dreams I dare to dream and one is that David will sing “The Lord’s Prayer” with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the other is that someday he will sing it with Andrea. So many singers from all avenues of music have sung with Andrea including Pavaroti, Christina Aguilera and even the Muppets! I have here the video of “The Lord’s Prayer” introduced to me by tawna21. Hopefully the stars will line up and make it possible for these two fantastic voices to eventually collide. After listening to David sing the glorious carols including “Ave Maria” and “O Holy Night”, and listening to Andrea Bocelli sing “The Lord’s Prayer” performed in Salt Lake City in December 2009, an immediate visualization came to me of David and Andrea singing it together. David and Andrea both slowly execute the words of a song, a technique called adagio, allowing time for the listener to capture the true meanings and feel the emotions. When we look at “The Lord’s Prayer”, the words are few but the song is immense.
Here is my vision but it seems so real to me. Please listen to the video as you imagine them singing together with the Tabernacle choir, harp and orchestra.
Which art in heaven
…The organ plays…
Andrea Our Father
Which art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name
David Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
As it is in heaven
…The organ plays…
Andrea & David Give us this day
Our daily bread
And forgive us our debts
As we forgive our debtors
David And lead us not into temptation
Andrea But deliver us from evil
For thine is the kingdom, and the power
And the glory
Full choir, and symphony with Andrea and David
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory
As there are heaven sent angels and earth angels felt by many to be amongst us, it is also felt that these rare, passionate voices of song have been given to us for many reasons.
“Music is well said to be the speech of angels”. …Thomas Carlyle