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Soft light cascades through ornate windows of stained glass, bathing the sanctuary in the warmth of its embrace. This cathedral is a holy place, offering respite to weary wayfarers struggling under the weight of the crosses they bare. It is a realm of hope in a bleak world torn by famine and the fires of war; a place where God's grace illuminates the soul of the disheartened and lost sheep of His fold.

Yet as the days increase in number, this sacred house drifts into obscurity. How many women have been left widowed, their souls crushed as the Great War has left taken their beloved? How many children have been orphaned since darkness put out the light of hope in a land once marked by peace? The heart of man has turned foul and black since he raised his sword in the spirit of vengeance...Where could God be in this Hell, people ask? Faith has come to be seen with cynicism in the midst of this darkness, and this cathedral seldom receives guests anymore.

And yet a young girl kneels at the alter, bathed in the warmth of cascading light. Tears flow from her eyes and onto the hem of the torn rags which provide her little protection from the elements. Voice quivering, she offers a petition into the silence of the empty sanctuary: "Please God, bring back my daddy alive...please...keep daddy safe..." There she lay, drifting from the shore of dreams into an ocean of respite. The weight bearing down on her soul lifts as angels surround her in sweet sleep...

[This piece is a couple of years old, but it has a lot of heart in it. Despite the rough edges, please enjoy the story that it tells. Thank you. :) ]

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So... I was looking for an alarm ringtone that would wake me up but not in an "alarming" way. Like, it'd bring me to consciousness gently, and would not require my immediate action to turn it off.

And... this just fits the bill perfectly. Sometimes I'd actually just lie on my bed and not get up until the song is finished. I can't think of another song that could have this effect.

Well, you probably have bigger ambitions when crafting this... and I hope you aren't upset that I'm using your music for such mundane purposes :)

BlazingDragon responds:

Actually, I had no ambitions at all when making this piece! I felt inclined to compose and followed that urge. There were no goals, really...just following a feeling, trying to express it...

It's relieving to do that once in a while. Just compose for the sheer joy of it. I need to do more of that. :)

Seriously gorgeous, one of my favourite works of yours! Out of curiousity, what soundfonts did you use for the instrumentation? All the best!

BlazingDragon responds:

I believe I used EWQL for this. Thanks Jordi! :)

This really is a beautiful piece, and the imagery you present with and with out your story are warm and safe. Which considering the name of the song should be the goal. You are a truly amazing Artist.

BlazingDragon responds:

Thanks Zera, much appreciated. :)

a beautiful piece, very calming.

BlazingDragon responds:

Thank you for yet another review! :)

Beautiful work. Peaceful and chillness; I suddenly fall in a lost world which fills with old and rusty memories.

Two thumbs up.

BlazingDragon responds:

Thank you my friend. Hopefully your memories are pleasant ones.

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4.67 / 5.00

Feb 26, 2012
3:38 AM EST
File Info
1.6 MB
1 min 43 sec

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