Light, Shine Down

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Putting this under 'World' because let's be honest, this isn't pure classical, this isn't pure world, but kinda does blend the two somehow.

This is a song whose tune I'd had in my mind, at least in part, for a good number of years, but never made anything special with it. Finally when I was asked to work with Ley Lines, I figured that this tune would have its time to shine, and built up on it. I worked this theme through two, maybe three weeks, and got sick halfway. But the end result is something I truly enjoy, and I'm glad to share it with all of you.

Vocals and tambourine (which doubles as a frame drum) were both recorded; the rest were sequenced. Everything by yours truly.

You will have heard an instrumental version on the Steam Greenlight page for Ley Lines:

While you're listening to this, go give the game a look-see, will you?



Endless ages passed us by
as we left this land to die.
Softly weeping, still believing,
she carried us to new birth.

Now behold this wondrous light!
Now behold its radiance bright,
softly spreading its warmth and its rays
to every end of the earth.

In this silence, still we stand
to await thy true command.
Let warring cease, let flesh retire,
let our will bend to your word.

Heart of power, brought to life
in the heat of our strife,
sing your song, so long forgotten,
sing your song, so long unheard.

O, by thine outstretched arm,
save those who would do no harm
and still the ways of those who strive
to hurt the earth once more.

Till we reach the end of time,
blossomed over with love and light,
sing your song, so long forgotten,
and bless the earth once more.

Light, shine down, spread your rays far and wide!
Light, descend as streams on dry earth!

Light, shine down, spread your rays far and wide,
and banish the darkness away.
Light, descend as streams on dry earth,
and brighten the path again!


Used in this project:
Akai-Steinway III soundfont, by Denis.

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What a gorgeous song!

Troisnyx responds:

Thank you, meep! <3

Not bad

Troisnyx responds:

Thanks ^_^

Super impressed with your work! This is my favorite so far :) You have a sylph's voice, the music is transporting and beautiful and the change of pace 2/3 in was a brilliant surprise.

Debated whether I should just PM this instead - but I was upset to learn of the persecution you endured.. Thank you for not giving up and continuing to do what you were clearly meant to do and for sharing it with us. <3

Thanks for the Lyrics! It's more fun to sing that and not only listen to it!
And I enjoyed the end to.

Troisnyx responds:

Glad about that! ^_^ Did you sing through it okay?

I would like someone to include this as the looping background music to a flash based platformer, please!

Troisnyx responds:

Ideally, you'd make it an instrumental or a triumphal tune -- or else it wouldn't work ^_- Let's see if anyone is up to the task.

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4.47 / 5.00

Jun 12, 2016
4:21 PM EDT
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2.9 MB
2 min 35 sec

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