March 24, 2016
Spring is in full bloom in the Sonoran Desert!
A few years ago, I awoke one spring morning with the lyrics to “Morning Has Broken” running through my head - only I was singing it to a different melody. Upon researching the song, I discovered that the lyrics were written by the English children’s author Eleanor Farjeon in 1928, and they were set to an old Gaelic melody from the 1600’s.
I love the words of this song. It is a song of awakening to the dawn of life. It is a song of gratitude and praise for the new beginnings and “re-creations” that are available to us in every moment. It reminds me that I am blessed with every breath I take, and that I am part of this infinite spin in the mystery of life.
That morning, I sat down at my piano to see where the new melody would take me. Here is what happened…
“Morning Has Broken” – words © 1928 by Eleanor Farjeon, by permission of Harold Ober Associates Incorporated. Music and additional words © 2015 by Amber Norgaard.
Thank you to all who support and believe in my music. We are in this together, and I am grateful.
Wishing you a blessed spring (in the Northern Hemisphere) and a blessed fall (in the Southern Hemisphere)…
With gratitude, love & light,
Read Amber’s interview and story in Natural Awakenings magazine: “Amber Norgaard: Tucson’s Folk Rock Goddess”.
Watch the Raise Me Up video - a song Amber wrote inspired by the stories of the horses at Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary and filmed on site at the sanctuary.
Watch the Unexpected Grace video – featuring the song that Amber wrote for director/ producer Marcus De Leon and Tucson Wildlife Center.
Read Amber's January Newsletter >
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