composer/performer Gabriella Tal in her library in N. Carolina
Lyricist Gareth Calway after eating his latest birthday cake in UK
Gabriella Tal and I have been co-operating on a sequence of ghazals (Persian love lyrics), working title 7 Flights To Heaven.
This is the place to find links to what we've done so far. Keep coming back as this blogpost will be updated as we add more and as I work through our back catalogue. One (p)operatic voice and an eloquent acoustic guitar. All you need!
If You Conquer The oooo- ooohs are divine!
All The Heavens In A Thought The calm after the fury
And, finally, the seventh heaven: This is God
These lyrics are written for the female voice and are love songs of increasing intensity.
For those who also like maps, quests, drumbeats and battles (like me) there are alternative beat poem versions in the male voice, telling the same story in different words. The genre here is heart-beat music, a bit rocky.
This Face That Burns Upon My Eye In Searing Fiery Gale 'Divine desperation' anybody?
666 Rockets The afterlife as a fireworks display