“Life Around Us”

In summer 2014 I received a commission to compose music for Life Around Us, a children’s book first published in 1999 by Maticintin, Wisdom Master. I love this story, which teaches us all to appreciate and value the life around us!

Although the book is not in rhyming verse, I discovered a rhythm to the words and drew on my experience with musical narrative. One of my favorite examples of this is Amahl and the Night Visitors, an opera composed by Gian Carlo Menotti.

As an add-on to the books already in stock, the “Life Around Us” CD fits perfectly into its adhesive vinyl pocket inside the front cover of the book, and those who already own the book may purchase the CD/vinyl pocket separately.


“Life Around Us”
(Links to full recording at the HÜMÜH Clear Mind Buddhism website.)

LifeAroundUs-cover CD cover for Life Around Us