A SONG OF PEACE BY JEAN SIBELIUS ON THROWBACK THURSDAY
This unexpected, haunting version of the Song of Peace by Jean Sibelius from Earth Mama's Under the Rainbow CD
|Vandana Shiva, Joyce Rouse (Earth Mama), Dr. Shiva|
Many creative artists and musicians felt moved by the burning of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 2001 to create works of art in the years following, which expressed their experience of the attacks. Along with the anthems and ballads reasoning for peace that I wrote for an album to be titled Under the Rainbow (where we all live and need to learn to get along), a deep memory of my teen years in the late 60’s and early 70’s resurfaced, which led me to record my own version of this classic work, A Song of Peace, extracted from Jean Sibelius’ larger work, Finlandia, with lyrics written by a 22 year old American, Lloyd Stone, in the years between WWI and WWII.