I'm pleased to post my latest addition to Shades of Silver and String
, "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded."
It's a great tune--very haunting, mysterious and lovely and has its own quirky rhythmic bits that I discuss in a little more detail on the album page. Anyway, the words to the original hymn are attributed to Bernard of Clairvaux (1091-1153), and the title was originally translated into English as "O Head Full of Bruises." In my opinion, the later translation by James Waddel Alexander titled, "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded," is much more poetic, so I used that as my title instead. (note to self: write a heavy metal song called "O Head Full of Bruises")
Anyway, now that I'm done wrestling with this piece and have emerged from the Cloud of Unknowing
that formed around my own head during its composition, I'm anxious to post some electronic & synthesized pieces I've been working on. I almost finished those first and posted them today, but I've been sitting on O Sacred Head for too long and I needed to get it done. So look for my new album of synthesized music, Bits and Pieces, early next week.
In fact, Anali's out of town next week at a conference in LA so I'll have a lot of time to myself at home. That's perfect for obsessively writing music at strange hours of the day.