The lyrics for Snow came from an original poem by Archibald Lampman (1861-1899). Filmed during the winter of 2012, this music video speaks of the stillness found in a blanket of falling snow. The sleepy silence beckons the mind to dream.
Originally a Loreena Mckennitt song, the Cedar Breaks version is now brought to life by lead vocalist Rebecca Croft and Diana Glissmeyer.
It's always a pleasure for me to work with a group of talented musicians like Cedar Breaks. Directing, filming and editing "Snow" has been a privilege indeed. I am including the poetry used in the verses of "Snow" below for you to look at if you like.
Snow by Archibald Lampman
White are the far-off plains, and white
The fading forests grow;
The wind dies out along the height,
And denser still the snow,
A gathering weight on roof and tree,
Falls down scarce audibly.
The meadows and far-sheeted streams
Lie still without a sound;
Like some soft minister of dreams
The snow-fall hoods me round;
In wood and water, earth and air,
A silence everywhere.
The road before me smoothes and fills
Apace, and all about
The fences dwindle, and the hills
Are blotted slowly out;
The naked trees loom spectrally
Into the dim white sky.
The evening deepens, and the grey
Folds closer earth and sky;
The world seems shrouded far away;
Its noises sleep, and I, secret as
Yon buried streams, plod dumbly on, and dream.
Archibald Lampman (1861-1899)
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