CD - Chrysalis
Chrysalis - "the golden protective casing of a caterpillar undergoing metamorphosis to a butterfly". "Chrysalis" is about transformation. This CD (hear samples of each of the 9 songs below) is a musical and spiritual journey encouraging those traveling the road that leads to deeper life. This music reflects the mystical understanding that despite our current appearance "it does not yet appear what we shall be" (1 John 3:2). The music of Chrysalis features the sound of the Harpella and live musicians that is both energetic and etherial. This light Pop eclectic mix draws from the contemporary heart of Jerusalem to the spiritually driven poetry of 17th Century mystic Madame Guyon. (see comment below for tracks 6,7, and 8.)
About the BONUS TRACK "Blood Moon"
The Blood Moon theme was recorded in Israel during the last of 4 "Blood Moons" in September 2015, this theme captures the significance of this "sign in the heavens" as prophecied in Joel 2. Featured on this recording is a team of Michael-David's harp students who had attended his School of the Prophetic Harp. This music video can be viewed below.
Click on the title to hear 30 sec. samples of the songs
1. Here I Am - Psalm 19 (5min 28sec)
Based on Psalm 19, Michael-David wrote the chorus for this song in Canada before
leaving for Israel and the Jerusalem School of the Prophetic Harp, but the verses were
given to Zsiporah during the night hours while she slept at the Jerusalem House of Prayer
for All Nations on top of the Mt. of Olives.
2. Lift Up Your Heads - Psalm 24 (3min 25sec)
In the spirit of King David, who wrote many Psalms and sometimes accompanied them to
'popular' songs of his day, like "Dawn of the Deer" or "By the Lillies"....this adaptation
'borrows' some popular music by the group "Coldplay" as accompaniment for this
Psalm of King David.
3. Hine Ma Tov - Psalm 133 - Behold How Good (4min 27sec)
This is a new take on a traditional Hebrew favourite! "Behold how good and how pleasant
it is for brothers to dwell together - in unity! For there the Lord has commanded the
blessing - even life evermore!"
4. One Thing - Psalm 27 (3min 15sec)
Every time Zsiporah sings this Psalm she is praying for the Israel Defence Force the IDF...
"Tho' an army shall encamp against me, my heart shall not fear tho' war may rise against
5. I Hear Your Music on the Wind (4min 16sec)
A special song...the lyrics were sent as a birthday gift from Michael-David's twin sister,
Louise Moon and Michael-David had already written the music earlier that week and
when the lyrics arrived it was a perfect fit. Thank you, Louise.
The Poetry of Madame Jeanne Guyon 1648-1717...
The lyrics of the next three songs are the original poems written by Madame Jeanne
Guyon, known as a Mystic and deep lover of God,while imprisoned in the Bastille prison
of France, for her faith. Translated from the French in the mid 1800's, the archaic language has been retained as it captures the depth of her heart. The music came to Zsiporah in the night hours on the West Coast of Canada almost 25 years ago and have laid as buried treasure all these years until 'such a time as this....'
6. Prisons (5min 16sec)
Can you hear the gallop of the horse hoofbeats as the carriage transports Madame Guyon
in the dark of the night to her imprisonment in the Bastille....
7. The Unloved Lover (3min 27sec)
Sit at a cafe on the Rive Gauche in Paris at a table with Madame Guyon, as she watches the people, century after century walking by, heedless of God calling out to them.
8. O Night(5min 2sec)
Madame Guyon, calling out to the Night, the Moon, the Stars and ultimately to God to
hear her cry...'Lost in this wilderness of woe...'yet like King David, she turns from her grief
declaring that tho' she is physically in prison..." how calm amid the night my mind....how
Perfect is the Peace I find..."
9. Chrysalis (3min 4sec)
When Michael-David returned from Israel, his experience at the Garden Tomb, one of
his favourite places, impacted him deeply. A childhood memory surfaced of a caterpillar
he had caught and bottled . The thrill of the Resurrection morning transformation after
watching little insect encased in its hard shell appearing to be dead all winter. From the chrysalis emerged a brilliant Yellow Swallowtail butterfly! How like the story of our sojourn on this earth.... This song features the Harpella and Michael's voice and is dedicated to his mother...Type your paragraph here.
10. Blood Moon