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
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.
“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.”
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