Enchanted Light was created to introduce my new role as Composer in Association with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band. It is the 9th in the Bluebird series, a collaborative online project with Belinda Evans. I'd recently worked with Colin Booth who commissioned me to write for the ottavino (Diamond Fantasia) and I wondered what it would be like to combine that with the majestic sound of the Grimethorpe Colliery Band and of course the wonderful voice of Belinda Evans!
Enchanted Light was put together by the amazing team of Lukas Greiwe (UWE Bristol) on sound, video by Sam Johnston and animation by Gary Andrews. It was later broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Words are by Carole Bent, the creative catalyst of our Bluebird project through her inspirationalSTEM to STEAM gatherings.
If we are lucky, we all have moments in the sunlight,
when the day seems a little warmer
and the sky a little bluer.
If we are lucky, we notice the glitter in the concrete,
the sparkle in the cement
and we remember to stop and to smile.
If we are lucky, we see hearts everywhere,
not just in the eyes of those we love,
but all around us as we walk in nature,
in a leaf blown or a smudge left
or a pebble rolling back from the sea.
And at the end.
This is it.
Only love and nature really count.
(C) Carole Bent