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J S Kingfisher: Sabbatum Sanctum
RELEASED: APRIL 4, 2015 • FULL MOON IN LIBRA

From the Moon to the Earth is a 21-piece song cycle from composer and recording artist J S Kingfisher. One piece from the cycle was released as a single every full moon from February 14, 2014 to September 27, 2015, when the entire project was released as a two-disc set. Sabbatum Sanctum marked the fifteenth release of the series.

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J S Kingfisher

J S Kingfisher
composer, lyricist,
arranger, producer
keys, vocals, harpejji bass

Brad Dutz

Brad Dutz
percussion

J S Kingfisher: From the Moon to the Earth
J S Kingfisher: From the Moon to the Earth
Neelamjit Dhillon

Neelamjit Dhillon
bansuri

John Yoakum

John Yoakum
oboe

J S Kingfisher: From the Moon to the Earth

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by J S Kingfisher
at Goddess of Mercy Studio in Bel Air, California.

Copyright © J S Kingfisher. All rights reserved.

Banner Art:
Christ in the Sepulchre, Guarded by Angels

Detail by William Blake, 1805

J S Kingfisher: From the Moon to the Earth

Beneath a sodden Lenten sky
I sit zazen with open eyes
Can’t rise above the din
Won’t land inside my skin
Still something core within arrives

The vines are winding, serpentine
The insects crowd the window screen
Rain falls like mirrored pearls
The rainbow puddles swirl
A world unfurls from black to green

Spring comes on leaves of fall
and graves of winter white
The hungry newborn light
that feeds upon the ashes of the night
The weft and weaving of the dance
where all is paid for in advance

Below the swollen river flows
To sea then cloud then back it goes

A deep desire I can’t explain
comes softly tapping like the rain
A fragile memory
A form I can’t quite see
A whispering at the windowpane

What dies, who rises from this dream?
What suffers how, who is redeemed?
Who’s lost among the trees?
Who’s hiding in the leaves?
What child so silent and serene?

A pilgrim soul like fallow earth
awaits a seed
This lack is holy
Holy is the gift, holy the need
O river, flow in hope,
trust, and surrender
Reconcile what’s broken within me

Love, peace, and presence lost I pray
rises again this Easter day

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