Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Amazing Grace!

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March 2011

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As we enter this season of Lent, a traditional time of retreat and reflection, we would like to offer all of our music as a tool to can support you in your daily meditation.

Amazing Grace!

I recorded Amazing Grace in 2009 with my friend and longtime collaborator Joseph H├Ębert, for our second album, Cello & Piano Sanctuary. It is a song musicians have many opportunities to play, and we came up with a new , refreshing version.
The U.S. Library of Congress has a collection of 3,000 versions of Amazing Grace, including ours, which features an interesting "conversation" between a wondering, childlike piano descant and the gentle guidance of a caring, mature cello.

(how sweet the sound)
Click this link and you can not only hear the song, but enjoy a gorgeous video by Yvon Chausseblanche featuring egrets at sunrise at a bird sanctuary, a beautiful symbol of retreat. Click this link to enjoy the entire album.

All over the world, there are good people struggling for freedom, for their rights, for their livelihoods and their lives. I wish I could reach out and send support to each and every one of them in their struggles, both here in the U.S. and all around the world.

I am hoping while you listen and watch and enjoy you can help me send a quiet signal of strength to those who need it, and a prayer that grace will find us all.

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Peace,
Merrill Collins
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