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Technology's Impact: "Riders of the Dark Pale Winds"

(Howard Swyers - Baritone)
Music and Lyrics: Larry B. Binns (ASCAP)

Aldous Huxley once stated: “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” More...

Lyrics:

Summer’s breeding of soft zephyr,
changed a nation’s shape forever,
erupting this fierce sudden breeze,
a swelling mass on misty seas,
Katrina’s whirling winds became enraged,
Leaving his’ try just a tattered page,
Battling terror from deep within,
The Riders of the Dark Pale Winds.
Loved ones clinging to one last breath,
faces etched with the fear of death,
such suff’ring we can’t comprehend,
wounds that we can’t bind or mend,
Katrina’s whirling winds became enraged,
Leaving his’ try just a tattered page,
Hope and heartfelt prayers now ascend,
(For) Riders of the Dark Pale Winds,
Riders of the Dark Pale Winds.
-Dedicated to the survivors of Hurricane Katrina-


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Composer's Notes: Below is the initial orchestration of the soundtrack. 1st version of soundtrack
After revision, the second version was transposed a step higher as requested by the vocalist, Howard Swyers. 2nd version of soundtrack

Scores: Full Score PDF Vocal Score PDF