Your Inspirational Song of the Week
November 13 - November 19, 2018
Cardinal in the Snow
Performed by Peter Link
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link
Produced and Orchestrated by Peter Link
Listen to the Music!
This week we bring you Cardinal in the Snow, from Peter Link’s latest album Remnants, to help welcome in the upcoming winter season. Here are Peter’s reminiscences on this song:
“When I was a boy growing up in the suburbs of St. Louis, MO, we always had a family of cardinals living in our back yard. Mom always said it was good luck every time we saw one perched in the lilac bushes. They were the family bird, so to speak. Also, as a family, we lived and dreamed on the success each summer of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team and I grew up following my hero, Stan Musial, the star of the team.
“So, cardinals were a special part of my childhood.
“Living in New York City for over 40 years, I’ll have to admit losing track of cardinals in my life. I’m sure that cardinals stay well away from the energies of the city. In those 40 or so years, I never saw one.
“Then, recently, after moving to the country, they reappeared in my life. And yes, again in our back yard. They are the royalty of all birds. They seem to know this and all the other birds do as well. When they approach the feeders, all the other birds move out of their way offering them the best places on the feeders.
“The male and the female we named Agamemnon and Clytemnestra and last spring, when they gave birth to 2 girls and a boy, we named them Electra, Iphigenia and Orestes. When any one of them show up, to this day, we stop whatever we’re doing and pay them honor. They automatically become the center of attention.
“This song had to be written.”
About the Artist
Peter Link is probably best known for his work as a composer/lyricist. His CD, Thru Me, is a compilation of some of his favorite songs that he has written throughout his long and varied career. His Ode To Joy album is a mostly instrumental and personal statement on the joys of life. He has also produced and orchestrated for many of the Watchfire artists: Julia Wade, Mindy Jostyn, Jenny Burton, Tom Tipton, Osceola Davis, and Bobby Stanton, to name a few.
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"Peter Link's score is brave, courageous, and bold with beautiful ballads to boot." -Peter Filichia, Newark Star-Ledger & TheaterMania