Transcendent Nature of Music

By Kerry Douglass Keyser

I recently started working with another composer, Thomas Fielding, to arrange some of my songs for four part choirs. Today, in listening to Tom's arrangement of my song, I was deeply struck by the transcendent nature of music.  

I've always loved being part of an ensemble as there is something profoundly moving for me to be part of something greater, beyond myself, in which I participate. 

Today that happened. My simple piece was transformed into something magnificent, something greater and beyond me, that can only be experienced with the coming together of many different voices, finding their harmony as one.

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