We are very excited to announce that our CD “At First Light” Volume 2 is now available! This CD contains the 20 prayers which are featured in our Radiant Hearts lessons. It is US$9.99 and can be purchased and downloaded through CD Baby by going here.
If you have been following our website for a while, you may remember we launched Volume 1 containing 20 quotations a few months ago in February 2013. Shortly after launching that CD we started recording Volume 2, and are happy now to make the full set of 20 prayers and 20 quotations available to you.
The “At First Light” series was created to aid families with young children to recite the Writings of Baha’u’llah and pray every morn and eve. The 20 prayers on Volume 2 are full length (except for the Ayyam-i-Ha prayer, which contains a selection of the full prayer since it is so long!) and repeated two or three times per song. If you like, one prayer can be selected to focus on memorizing each Baha’i month plus there is the extra prayer for the period of Ayyam-i-Ha.
If you use this CD alongside “At First Light” Volume 1 with 20 quotations, you can memorize a quotation and prayer every month leading to 40 selections in total (you and your children can definitely do it it’s so easy with music!). The prayers and quotations also correspond to the Radiant Hearts program, so you can print out the activities to learn more the meanings of the selections (plus more about the virtues within them) for even more family fun. Go to this page to download free MP3s from both CDs!
We wish to acknowledge everyone who has supported us in creating this music, especially our parents who instilled in us a love of singing and playing instruments as we were growing up. We would also like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Karyn Robarts, who has sponsored the creation of the “At First Light” series. Without her generosity, this music would not have been professionally recorded at all. We thank her with all our hearts for the amazing gift of being able to share our music with you.
To celebrate the CD’s launch, last month we also invited all of you to participate in an online art exhibition. Alongside the art submitted to celebrate the launch of Volume 1, you can now see over 50 beautiful entries we received which came from 10 countries around the world. Visit the Online Exhibition to see all of the art work plus the artists’ names, ages, countries, and the sweet descriptions they gave!
The three artists chosen at random to receive a free copy of our new CD were Amy and Olivia from Australia, and Savannah from the USA. Congratulations! And thanks again to everyone who participated.
These 2 CDs have been a true labor of love over the past year, and we really hope you and your families enjoy listening to them. To read more about the CD, see our photo gallery, and more go to the Soulrise Melodies page.
Or go directly to hear samples from the songs and download Volume 2 at the CD’s page on CD Baby.
Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy the music!