'In Search of The Great Song' explores and celebrates our inherent creative impulse.
A Song Without Borders production filmed by Michael Stillwater in North America, Europe, Australia and India, the documentary series features artists, educators, scientists, spiritual teachers and 'humans-without-definitions' expressing this universal idea in an uplifting musical tapestry.
In this sequence, 'Hymn to The Great Song', (excerpted from the feature-length documentary, In Search of the Great Song, co-produced by Doris Laesser Stillwater), Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk known worldwide for his contribution to interfaith dialogue and advocacy for the power of gratitude, speaks of song born in silence, St. Francis, and the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke.
"There is really only one song, and it's the Great Song, the cosmic song, the song that all things, animals, plants and humans sing in their deepest heart. And every song that a human sings with his or her voice is only an expression of that one Great Song that is there from the beginning and will be there after the end." -Br. David Steindl-Rast
Filmed at Le Celle Franciscan Monastery in Cortona, Italy, with additional filming at Assisi, Italy.
For more about the film, 'In Search of the Great Song', visit thegreatsong.net/portfolio_page/in-search-of-the-great-song/
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For more on Br. David Steindl-Rast and A Network of Gratitude, visit gratefulness.org
Music: Sanctus from Missa Pro Defunctis by Palestrina, performed by Chanticleer; courtesy of Warner Music.
For more on Michael Stillwater and his music, visit innerharmony.com