Click above to listen to J.S. Bach’s Prelude in C while you read. This is from my 7th album A Thousand Years, which features a blend of original composing with unique arrangements of favorite classics and hymns.
What is your favorite movie soundtrack?
I love to experience the wonder of a musical journey, with beautiful melodies and awe-inspiring performances. If you would like to hear some of my favorites, I have created a summer vacation Spotify playlist called Sound Waves (you can listen here).
During a recent music video filming trip, I was able to wake before sunrise three mornings in a row. One morning captured below included the combination of ocean waves with a breathtaking sunrise. The scene was a picture of simplicity and refreshment, which are two of the key elements I love to bring listeners through my music.
If we described our favorite movie soundtrack, “simple” and “refreshing” may not be the first words we would use, but they would likely be in the mix. Two composers who inspire me are J.S. Bach and Hans Zimmer. I love their quotes about music below…
“I’ve spent my life trying to make things simpler. Because I find ultimately that complicated doesn’t reach the heart.” — Hans Zimmer
“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” — Johann Sebastian Bach
Think about how you can simplify and refresh today. Can you use music? Do you need get outside to breathe the air? Take a walk? Find a quiet place? Thanks for joining me on this quest. I would love to hear from you with any comments or feedback.
What is one way you can simplify and refresh today?
“This is all that I have learned: God made us plain and simple, but we have made ourselves very complicated.” — Ecclesiastes 7:29 (Good News Translation)
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