So Much Beauty
ELMGROVE PRODUCTIONS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Much Beauty is
a collection of skillfully crafted contemporary songs,
in styles as varied as the personalities of the composers, poets, and
their inspirations. Many of the songs have not been previously
recorded, and some were composed especially for this
recording. The texts examine and celebrate our
finely woven and inescapable connection to
the natural world. They tell timeless stories
of love, loss, listening, creating, and letting go.
The cover painting depicts in exquisite detail the
motion of seeds dispersing. Once an artist has completed
a work, it is then tossed into the wind to land and prosper wherever
it falls. Under lock and key, poems will go unread, paintings will be
unseen, and songs will be unsung. But, when cast into the wind,
the cycle of inspiration, imagination, birth, flowering, and death,
will take root, regenerate, and inspire again and again and again.
So many stories, so many songs, and so much beauty.
Janeanne Houston, 2003
recorded on location in Pacific Lutheran University’s Lagerquist
Concert Hall, August 11, 13, and 15, 2003.
Mr. Jorgensen wishes to thank Vicky Edmunds for permission to use her poems "Surrender" & "You Are" ©1995 Vicky Edmunds
Deepest gratitude for contributions, efforts and support above and beyond to: Mark Ahlness, Robert Jorgensen, Bryant and Sara Jean Currier, Karen Brichoux, Pacific Lutheran University Music Department and chair David Robbins, Carol Sams, Hilary Tann, David Burge, Lori Laitman, Dan Locklair, Ed Penhorwood, Richard Sparks, Arthur Mampel, and Vicky Edmunds.