Short stories featuring musical instruments and those who play them!
Composer Richard Strauss once said ‘the human voice is the most beautiful instrument of all, but it is the most difficult to play’ So today I’m setting aside the saxophone, the snare drum and the spoons and we’re going to have a go at Singing a Song together!.
A girl sits alone on the grass. In her hand, a flickering candle. ‘All you need is love’ she whispers.
One by one the village folk join her. ‘Love is all you need’ they sing.
Somewhere in Russia, a devushka wanders into a square clutching a candle. Minutes later the square is filled with people singing. ‘Vvse, chto tebe nuzhno – eto lyubov’. All you need is love.
Across the Latin world, joyful crowds gather. ‘Todo lo que necesitas es amor’ they sing as golden flames dance to the tune.
Across Africa, Asia and the Middle East people join in song.
In war-torn countries, they lay down their arms and pick up candles. Sworn enemies sing together. ‘Kl ma tahtaj ‘iilayh hu alhabu’.
The world is illuminated by candles, brightened by song. To the east, south, north, and the farthest west they sing.
Suddenly our planet becomes a happy place as we sing as one, ‘All you need is love’.
Then all falls quiet again.
A girl sits alone on the grass. ‘Love is all we need’ she whispers.
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2018 – My Friend Rosey – S
2017 – The village of Amble Bay – S
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