You may recall last February, I befriended Pat Easton, a lady in England who reached out to me regarding my 2010 book The Hamsa.  I wrote about the experience – A Light in the Heart of Darkness – on “E.S. Kraay Online,” the sister website to this, my Vitruvian man website.

Over the weekend, I received an email from Pat regarding a recent performance…

“I’m attaching the latest recording I did which was with SAHC the Stay At Home Choir, we recorded “Sogno Di Volare” composed by Christopher Tin. I absolutely loved it. We sang it in Italian and strangely enough I learned and remembered the words much easier than when I sing in English! Christopher Tin also took part in some of our zoom rehearsals which was great.”

Christopher Tin
credit DeccaGold, Alfredo Chocano

I shared Pat’s SAHC performance with twenty or so close friends.  The response was so overwhelmingly beautiful that I am compelled to share it with you on my website to give it broader exposure.

 

Christopher Tin is a young (44) American composer from California.  His song is centered on the words of Leonardo de Vinci, “Sogno de volare… I dream of flying.”

 

English Translation

Once you have taken flight,
You’ll decide,
Gaze towards the sky, you’ll know that
That is where your heart will feel at home.

Once you have taken flight,
You’ll decide,
Gaze towards the sky, you’ll know that
That is where your heart will feel at home.

The great bird
Will take his first flight toward the sun,
Sweeping over the great Mount Ceceri,
Filling the universe with wonder and glory.

Once you have taken flight,
You’ll decide,
Gaze towards the sky, you’ll know that
That is where your heart will feel at home.

Man will be lifted by his own creation,
Just like birds, towards the sky…
Filling the universe with wonder and glory.

Once you have taken flight,
You’ll decide,
Gaze towards the sky, you’ll know that
That is where your heart will feel at home.

Glory!

I have no doubt that you will enjoy the Stay At Home Choir’s stirring performance as much as I do.

Mitakuye Oyasin

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