Lyrics by Rebotco Sepulu
Music by Don "Orfeo" Rechtman
The Owl by Don "Orfeo" Rechtman and Rebotco Sepulu (2004)
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Don Singing with accompaniment (MP3, 7.6MB; slight delay at start)
Scrolling score, Don singing with accompaniment (MP4, 62MB)
This is perhaps the jazziest music Don has written. Ms. Sepulu reflects on the human struggle with loneliness in her poem:
Repeatedly Calling out.
Are you searching
For one that is lost?
Your call becomes fainter
It is not answered
But you continue to break the silence
Over and over
Persistent in your search.
I remain silent.
There is no one to call out to.
No voice to answer mine.
No one who is able or willing
To crawl into the deep places with me
Abiding in darkness.
So I remain alone And quiet While you continue Calling out.