Thursday, June 13, 2019

Chase the Wind – Music Story

He had everything. He had nothing.

He had unlimited resources. Soaring intellect. Endless curiosity. Boundless energy.
He lived large. Worked hard. Created beauty. Played extravagantly.
He was a student of history. Of nature. Of life’s choices.
He wanted to make sense of life.
So, he experienced all life had to offer.
His greatest delights were blown away on the wind.
Nothing gave permanent satisfaction.
He became frustrated. Perplexed. Disillusioned.
In despair, he cried, “Meaningless! Meaningless! ... Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.”[i]

The Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes is Wisdom’s attempt to find meaning in the ordinary things of life. From the album “Ecclesiastes” this video is scrolling playback of a song based on Chapter 1.

Click here to read Ecclesiastes 1.
You can get print (PDF) and/or digital (MusicXML™) lead sheet music for Chase the Wind.

Chase the Wind
Click here for print lead sheet.
Chase the Wind
Click here for digital lead sheet.
(MusicXML™ is the standard open format for sharing digital sheet music.
Check the help files in your music notation app for directions on importing MusicXML™ files.)

[i] Ecclesiastes 1:2