What an amazing piece! This is Alleluia by the 16th century composer Guilio Caccini. I heard it for the very first time this morning, performed live by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square during the broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word.  I was so moved by it, and had come to tears even by the end of the first measure.  Grab your tissues and take a listen!

Alleluia by Giulio Caccini, as performed by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and The Orchestra at Temple Square


QOTD – Faith or Doubt? Your Choice!

Faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other.

– President Thomas S. Monson

Come unto Him in Prayer and Faith – Ensign Mar. 2009

QOTD – Is fear holding you back?

The Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear –

I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.

– Frank Herbert, Dune

QOTD – Stay focused on your goals, yet seize opportunities from the chaos!

“Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos.”

– Francis Ford Coppola

QOTD – Dream Big; Live Big – Raise the Bar

If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.

– Frank Wilczek, 2004 Nobel Prize winner in physics

QOTD (Quote of the Day) – What Kind of Action Are You Taking?

“All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.”

– Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince

New Retirement Plan: Work Longer or Until You Die