ETHERIA A Modern Musical

Words and Music © 2002 Jeffrey L. Sponsler

"Shadow of Little Moon" © 2004 Peter Eccles

The Arrival

 (The Return of the Harmonauts from Space)

Isolier's ship and other spaceships touchdown on the planet's surface and to the waiting crowd.

 Thalia:

 The ships arrived - they landed in the desert

 the Harmonauts had come to sing their measures

 the word was passed

 from ear to ear

 the music had arrived

 Chorus of Etherian People:

 The Harmonauts have returned

 returned from far beyond

 with stories of distant worlds

 in never ending songs

 the mystics can now celebrate

 the priests can mend their robes

 prepare for the Festival

 to fill the people with hope

Thalia:

 Each traveler was greeted with elation

 each was told about a coming celebration

 The Festival of the Harmonauts

 would be written in the chronicles

 Chorus:

 the skeptics must now hide their faces

 hang their heads with shame

 they tried to kill the myths of song

 to cause the common people pain

 

 for a thousand years, we’ve waited here

 now they have returned

 to share with us their songs

 and all that they have learned

 They have returned

 They have returned

Thalia:

 They knew in their hearts of the returning

 the fire of mythology had been burning

 the lost had been found

 the ethereal sound

 would cause the doubters to turn

Chorus:

 let the festival begin

 let the sound invade our minds

 lead us all on a journey within

 leave the mundane world behind

 

 The Harmonauts have returned

 returned from far beyond

 with stories of distant worlds

 in never ending songs



"Etherian Pyramid"  © 2004 Jeffrey L. Sponsler