Additional Music

by Elika Mahony

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These single tracks consist of music I have worked on in the past. Favorites are 'Invictus', a poem set to music in honour of Nelson Mandela. Another favourite is a recitation on Kahlil Gibran's poem 'On Marriage' accompanied by a spontaneous piano piece! Enjoy!

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released June 10, 2014

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Elika Mahony Beijing, China

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Track Name: Invictus
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

To view the video of 'Invictus': http://www.elikamahony.com/2014/01/01/video-for-invictus/
Track Name: Kahlil Gibran on marriage
You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.
Track Name: Where there is love
'Where there is love, nothing is too much trouble and there is always time.'
~ Based on words attributed to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Track Name: The Essence of Love
"The essence of love is for man to turn his heart to the Beloved One, and sever himself from all else but Him, and desire naught save that which is the desire of his Lord." ~ Baha'u'llah
Track Name: The Photograph
'The Photograph'

The photograph I see comes alive so easily
And tells me of a life that was so pure
He would never turn away from anyone
And the love in His eyes is so real

He suffered all His life to show us how to be free
He could always love His enemy
And through the worst of trials He could always smile
and lift the heart of every friend up so high

'Abdu’l-Bahá was His name
and 'Abdu’l-Bahá was His life
'Abdu’l-Bahá was His aim
His whole life a sacrifice
'Abdu’l-Bahá
'Abdu’l-Bahá

He could take the hand of a sad and a broke man
and wash away his fears for awhile
He could understand the secrets we defend
and make it feel that living was worthwhile

'Abdu’l-Bahá was His name
and 'Abdu’l-Bahá was His life
'Abdu’l-Bahá was His aim
His whole life a sacrifice
'Abdu’l-Bahá

And anytime you feel bruised at heart
remember His glorious smile
and call to mind the promise He made:
I will be with you always

'Abdu’l-Bahá was His name
and 'Abdu’l-Bahá was His life
'Abdu’l-Bahá was His aim
His whole life a sacrifice
'Abdu’l-Bahá

"Let the love and light of the Kingdom
radiate through you
until all who look upon you
shall be illumined by its reflection.
Be as stars, brilliant and sparkling
in the loftiness of their heavenly station."

His whole life a sacrifice
'Abdu’l-Bahá
'Abdu’l-Bahá
Track Name: My Beloved (in honour of The Birth of the Bab)
O God, my God, my Beloved, my heart's Desire. - The Bab