You are now listening to the heart-stirring composition,
"This Majestic Land," from the new CD "Solace"
by award-winning composer, Michael Hoppe.
Mr. Hoppe's music stirs the soul, and has the touch of the divine.
Living in Los Angeles, California, Michael Hoppe has created album
after album whose music empowers and lifts, and allows us to touch
our own inner place of our deepest connection.
And in one of the many flashes of brilliance, the
creators of HBO's "The Sopranos" used a segment of an
earlier composition by Mr. Hoppe to underscore a seminal moment
that ended the final episode two seasons ago.
Michael Hoppe recorded "Solace" with the
Prague Symphony Orchestra in February 2002, following the devastation
of 9-11. There is the sense in his music of the profound appreciation
of life, and celebration for the beauty of America's vistas. He
was inspired to write "This Majestic Land" -- which you
are now hearing -- "by the Rocky Mountains and the American
West, and just, well, just the majesty of it all," he says.
"It's unlike anything I've written before. It starts off the
new album `Solace,' and comes from a real place. My wife and I would
actually play "Majestic Land" when we were driving through
To manifest the light of peace, and to support the vision of Global
Vision for Peace, Spring Hill Music, a division of EMI, has generously
donated CD's of Mr. Hoppe's new release, "Solace," to
Global Vision for Peace at no charge. Michael Hoppe is also generously
waiving all royalties for the purchase from this website. 100% of
proceeds from your purchase of this CD will go to Global Vision
for Peace and our beneficiaries. The cost of the CD is $20.00, plus
$4.95 shipping and handling.
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Dark clouds become heaven's flowers
when kissed by light."
Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)
"I have always been inspired by the mood and
drama of the sky. And Tagore's beautiful line describes my reaction
to those dark clouds and to the wonderful consoling effect of music.
As the composer Gian Carlo Menotti wrote, "Melody is a form
The reflective nature of this album hopefully enables
you to reach a tranquil peace of mind, as you pass from the 'dark
clouds' that are sometimes in our hearts to the bright light of
our enduring spirit.
From the opening track of "This "Majestic
Land", inspired by the magnificent beauty of the American west
and the people who built this country, to "Pie Jesu" written
to the memorial service of my wife's mother, all the music on this
album is a form of remembbrance for me, including Vangelis' magical
treatment of "The Parting" which concludes SOLACE.
As we experience life-changing events both universal
and personal, may this music become 'songs of solace' for you, where
the dark clouds in life give way to the glow of eternal hope and