R.J. Anderson (rj_anderson) wrote,
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REC: "One Day" by Andy Stochansky

I heard this performance on CBC Radio last Saturday and although I'd never heard of Andy Stochansky before, this song completely wrecked me. I've been waiting for it to come up on the CBC site ever since so I could share the link:

One Day *

It's a beautiful arrangement with the chamber ensemble, and Stochansky sings it with raw earnestness. The words don't contain any particular religious references -- Stochansky could be an ardent humanist, for all I know. Yet for me the song evoked all the most beautiful parts of the book of Revelation: "Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing... [God] will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."

Excuse me, I have to go listen to it again and cry some more.

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*Needs Windows Media Player to load. WinAmp doesn't work, alas, and I also had to unselect ASX from File Types in WinAmp before it would let Windows Media do its thing.
Tags: christianity, linkage, music, recs
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