Video Of Chrysalis School’s Ode To The Forest – Winner Of 2016’s GSC!

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Here’s a video compilation showing Chrysalis School perform their winning song “Ode To The Forest“, which is not only  a beautiful work, but has an inspiring story behind it too.

As the story goes, the song was written as part of the Chrysalis School “Fiddlers in the Forest” camp experience for strings students in Class 5 – 8. The lyrics and music were written in collaboration with their teacher Kym Pitman.

The children had spent time sitting in silence in a remote World Heritage Old growth forest at Mt Hyland in NSW, Australia. They then wrote images and lines from this experience and made it into a song. The song was then sung back to the forest. It was later recorded live in the school hall with some overdubs at Scott Collins’s studio in Bellingen, NSW.

So this whole creation is very much in tune with the ideas that we’re trying to promote here at Radio ASAP, with the GSC and all of our work!

Here are the lyrics to this amazing song:

Ode to the Forest

I wonder if you feel my footsteps
I wonder if you hear my mind
I hope you never feel the axes
Stay strong and true ‘til the end of time.

May all the people of the world look up and see your grace
May we feel the dappled sunlight dance upon our face
May we not forget this place

When I’m with you I feel calm
Safe protected, away from harm
When I’m with you I feel strong
Nothing hateful, always grateful I belong.

May all the people of the world look up and see your grace
May we feel the dappled sunlight dance upon our face
May we not forget this place

We’re all branches of the same tree
Can we live in harmony?
Woven strong steadfast together
With golden threads of light – one canopy

May all the people of the world look up and see your grace
May we feel the dappled sunlight dance upon our face
May we not forget this place

Thank you for your reassurance
Light and wisdom, soothing coolness
Thankyou for the silent stillness
Reminding me because of you I breathe

May all the people of the world look up and see your grace
May we feel the dappled sunlight dance upon our face
May we not forget this place

 

1 Comments for : Video Of Chrysalis School’s Ode To The Forest – Winner Of 2016’s GSC!
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    Let me be the first! to say, thank you Chrysalis!

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