It's So Beautiful

from by Rose & the Nightingale



It's So Beautiful is part of Rose & the Nightngale's project The Spirit of the Garden, celebrating the sublimity of gardens through song & poetry. Inspired by botanical gardens the world over, and the sense of contemplation & connection one can experience in these special spaces, The Spirit of the Garden’s lyrical, energetic, and inspiring music features three part vocal harmonies, violin, cello, piano, trumpet, and percussion.

All the lyrics in The Spirit of the Garden are poems celebrating the nexus of spirituality and nature, and the ability to connect and feel a part of something greater through open & aware engagement with the natural world. The songs offer immense gratitude to botanical gardens’ role as contemplative spaces, as places helping us reflect and engage with our concepts of individual versus collective identity. Poets featured include living American poets Maria Brady Smith, Ella Cvancara, & Wyn Cooper, as well as Oc poet Miquel Decor (southern France), and Rumi.


It's so beautiful outside
beams of sunlight as my guide
we're so beautiful inside
inside outside, we're all inspired

sing truth
the water's glisten sparkle pull
sing truth
a portal to the inner world
sing truth
an ageless spaceless timeless sphere
sing truth
remind us there's nothing to fear

through the window I see
folks are living so peacefully
and how I wonder how those out there
how they choose freedom, rather than fear

when I walk alone in the wood
open and aware
I know that I can and I should
learn all I need there


from Spirit of the Garden, released May 7, 2013
words & music by Jody Redhage (Scarlet Tree Music, ASCAP)



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Rose & the Nightingale New York, New York

Rose & the Nightingale is four powerful New York based multi-instrumentalists and improvisers: Jody Redhage (voice, cello, compositions), Leala Cyr (voice, trumpet), Sara Caswell (violin, mandolin), & Laila Biali (voice, piano). The band's warm sound of three part vocal harmonies, intricate arrangements, and burning solos has proven to cut through to a deeper level of connection with audiences. ... more

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