David Stern, Ph.D., Composer
I have felt a strong connection to Lincoln for much of my life, and so this is a project very close to my heart. I have very beautiful music in the works for this and believe that "Lincoln Speaks of Liberty" will uplift audiences. It also will promote, in Lincoln’s own lofty words, ideals of freedom and equality that remain essential principles for human progress to this day. Thus this project is intended to be educational as well as inspirational.
Please watch my video showing noted Lincoln reenactor Fritz Klein giving a stirring rendition of The Gettysburg Address set to my music which has been called inspirational. The music in this video forms one part of the composition which will have other movements containing further quotations on liberty from Lincoln.
My dream is to have Mr Klein perform the completed work in front of live orchestras and bring the full experience of Lincoln’s profound words on liberty with my music to audiences around the country and hopefully the world!
I have already been in contact with conductors, orchestras and people involved in Lincoln history in Illinois and elsewhere exploring ways to bring this wonderful project “Lincoln Speaks of Liberty” to fruition. The caring generosity of the community is crucial to any worthy success in life. I deeply appreciate your kind support as I work on this beautiful and powerful new composition!
Thanks for sending the demo of "Lincoln Speaks of Liberty!" Not only is it musically attractive and uplifting, his words are powerful and their message, timely. And timeless. We need his message now, again. Perhaps more than ever. And your music seems the perfect vehicle.
Though performance opportunities seem to be getting rarer all the time, I'll keep my eyes/ears open. What a wonderful event this would make.
You can enjoy my video demos of "Lincoln Speaks of Liberty" at this link, videos 2–5:
And if you would like to help support my endeavors, please click the link below. Thanks and God bless you.
Thanks and God bless you.
I have become aware in the course of working on this how the spirit of liberty is glorious, coming from above, and that Lincoln was divinely inspired. On the other side, he talks about tyranny, and that is something of a lower nature coming from much denser earth consciousness than what Lincoln brought forward. May our own nation experience a new birth of freedom, may anything less than that be turned aside!
If you would like to contribute to my fund, please click the link below, and please enjoy the playlist below that. Thanks and God bless you.
Given what is happening in this day and age, his values are so important and I am proud to be using my artistic talent to bring forward his timeless words and concepts.
If you are moved to contribute to my campaign, that would be greatly appreciated and helpful to me at this time. The disability application process has dragged on for months and a new step has emerged for the middle of next month so it could still take a while. To reach my donation page, please click on the picture below. Thanks and God bless you!